BOSTON, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team tallied its third straight victory today at Northeastern. 165-135. The Wildcats are now 3-0 on the year. New Hampshire took first place in 10-of-16 events in the meet.
Northeastern started the meet with a win in the first event when its 200-yard medley team finished the event with a time of 1:48.38, just a half-second faster than the Wildcat team. Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) gave the 'Cats their first win of the day in the second event when she touched the wall first in the 1000-yard freestyle. The sophomore finished with a time of 10:26.35. After Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) gave the Wildcats the lead in the third event when she took first place in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.87. Northeastern regained the lead with a pair of first-place finishes in events four and five.
Jennifer Roberts (Springvale, Maine) tallied her first-of-three gold medal performances of the day when she touched the wall first in the 200 butterfly. Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) blazed through the water in event seven when she placed first in the 50-yard free with a time of 25.05.
In a break from swimming, event eight featured the 1-meter dive. Candace Young of the Huskies placed first in the event with a score of 246.00 over second place Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) who dove to a score of 245.86. Reed got placed first in the next event when she finished first in the 100-yard free with a time of 52.76.
Anna Schegoleva gained another nine points for the Huskies in the 200 backstroke when she swam to a time of 2:04.08. Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) battled her way to victory in the 200 breaststroke, followed by a first place performance by McCandless in the 500 free. Roberts added to the Wildcats' point total with wins in the 100 fly and in the 200 IM. In between the two wins, Candace Young dove to first place in the three-meter dive event with a score of 246. 67. In the final event, New Hampshire capped off the meet with a win in the 400-yard free relay for an additional 11 points.
The Wildcats will be back in action Nov. 2 when they travel to Bryant for a tri-meet between the Bulldogs and Central Connecticut State. The meet time is set for 5 p.m.