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Davidson Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins on Opening Weekend

by | Sep 29, 2019 | Sports

Davidson women divers competed in 1m and 3m competitions at the Cannon natatorium on Saturday.

DAVIDSON — The Davidson women’s swimming and diving team emerged from its first weekend of 2019-20 competition with two team victories.

The Wildcats finalized wins over UNC-Asheville and Georgia Southern Saturday with the completion of two diving events. Davidson freshman Liz Goei won both the 1- and- 3-meter competitions.

Goei totaled 242.70 points to win the 1M event and won the 3M by nearly 40 points with a score of 290.75. That brought Davidson’s team scores to 146-87 over UNCA and 167-73 over Ga. Southern.

Most of the meet was held Friday night at Queens, and the Wildcats had a number of notable performances.

The Wildcats posted two overall wins Friday as junior Sarah Helen Shepherd set the pace in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.69), and freshman Shelby Stanley won the 200 individual medley (2:05.85).

Sophomore Hannah Gould touched the wall second in the 200 breast (2:26.94), while Stanley placed second in the 200 butterfly (2:08.47), and freshman Kate Pottle was second in the 200 freestyle (1:57.01).

Shepherd added third-place finishes in the 200 IM (2:07) and the 200 back (2:07.24), while sophomore Siena Senn was third in the 500 free (5:15.56), freshman Abby Francis took third in the 50 free (24.34) and freshman Marissa Lassell placed third in the 200 free (1:57.10).

Fourth-place finishes came from Francis in the 1,000 free (52.88) and in the 400 medley relay (4:00.49).

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