BOSTON, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming & diving team fell to Boston University Monday afternoon by a score of 179-121. The loss puts the Wildcats at 6-2 on the season
The Terriers were victors of the first four events, however, the Wildcats were hot on their tail in the water. In the 1000-yard free, Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) placed second with a time of 10:22.49 while Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) took second in the 100 back with a time of 57.15.
The Wildcats took gold in the next three events, including the 100 breaststroke, the 200 fly and the 50 free. Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) touched the wall with a time of 1:04.97 in the breaststroke while McCandless took the 200 fly with a time of 2:04.39. Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) blazed through the water in the 50 free, finishing with a time of 24.29.
The Terriers responded with victories in the next three events until Mann recorded another first place finish in the 200 breast (2:19.56). Roberts took gold in the 100 yard fly just two events later, finishing with a time of 56.84, followed by Mann recording first in the 400 individual medley (4:25.76). Boston U. followed up with a pair of first place finishes in the final two events, helping to finish with a 179-121 victory.
New Hampshire will wrap up the regular season when they host the University of Maine at Swasey Pool Friday, Feb. 1. The first event will kick off at 5 p.m.