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Wildcat Women Swim Past Old Dominion

by | Nov 5, 2018 | Sports

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson women’s swimming team won eight of 14 events and defeated Old Dominion 147-115 Saturday afternoon in Cannon Pool.

The victory comes a week after the Wildcats defeated UNC-Asheville and VMI at home.

“For the second week in a row, the women really embraced the competitive opportunity at hand and stepped up for each other,” said Davidson coach John Young.

Senior Maggie Farrell and junior Isabella McElrath were two-event winners. Farrell set the pace in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events with times of 24.69 and 53.94, respectively. McElrath won the 100 butterfly in 58.15 and the 200 fly in 2:07.18. McElrath also joined Hope Carpenter, Virginia Gilliland and Anna Linzell on the winning 4×50 medley relay (1:49.84).

Carpenter, the reigning Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, won the 100 backstroke in 58.87.

Davidson went 1-2-3 in the 100 breaststroke with Hannah Gould leading the way (1:07.69), and the Wildcats finished 1-2 in the 200 individual medley, led by Sarah Helen Shepherd (2:09.69).

The team win was just part of a big day for the Wildcats in the pool. The Davidson men beat Old Dominion, too.

“Overall, the efforts were outstanding, and the racing was fun,” said Young. “A good day for the Wildcats.”

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