Women's swim team wins its 7th straight conference meet, 169-125 vs. Akron
The Eastern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team won over the University of Akron Zips 169-125 to claim its second straight dual meet victory of the 2013-14 season Saturday.
EMU (2-2, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) extended its conference-winning streak to seven and the series record versus Akron (0-2, 0-2 MAC) to 13-0.
Eagles junior Monica Dorszewski won a pair of events in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke along with a second place finish as part of the 200-yard medley relay team.
Dorszewski pulled away in the 500-free and won by nearly nine seconds. Junior Jessie Godlewski swept both butterfly events in the 100- and 200-yard distances.
Godlewski punched the wall with a time of 56.49 seconds in the 100-butterfly half a second faster than Akron senior Cat Carr.
Sophomore Rebecca Detro got two wins in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events. EMU took 1-2-3 finishes in both of those events.
EMU head coach Peter Linn was impressed with his squad’s depth and performance in the pool.
“We demonstrated a lot of depth that is going to be useful in the future,” Linn said.”We had some people swimming in events they normally don’t swim and they swam those very well.”
For the second straight time this season, sophomore Audra Burtch claimed the top spot in the 1000-yard freestyle event, and like last time versus Bowling Green, freshman Genna Worthley picked up a second place finish with Burtch almost winning by a full two seconds.
Worthley took a first place finish in the 200-breaststroke over Akron’s Kendra Colby and Amanda Lawson.
Junior Sara Ghaffari won the 100-backstroke as well as finishing second in the 100-yard freestyle.
Freshman Grace Van Allen claimed victory in the 200-individual medley with a time of 2:08.59 and beating her nearest opponent by nearly two seconds.
Freshman Sierra Wagner got a pair of third place finishes in the 100- and 200-freestyle.
Akron swept the 200-medley and 400-freestyle relay events and took home two wins in individual events.
Zips sophomore Hannah Raspopovich claimed victory in the 50-yard freestyle event, beating EMU sophomore Mary Kate MacLean by .10 seconds with a time of 24.21. Raspopovich was also on Akron’s two winning relay teams.
Carr got the other individual win with a victory in the 200-yard backstroke over Eagles freshman Alexis Mitcheltree by punching the wall at 2:05.49 and beating her by over three seconds. Carr was also part of the winning 400- freestyle relay team as well as taking second place in the 200-yard butterfly.
“We keep on improving,” MacLean said. “It’s the little things with a team like Akron with the technical things that are really important.”
EMU redshirt senior Danielle Hulvey claimed victory in the one-meter dive with a score of 301.05 ahead of junior Lauren Dark (262.12) and Akron senior Amy Dorow (260.55). Hulvey finished third in the three-meter dive with a 249.68 score.
The win in the three-meter diving event went to Zips senior Carla McNamara with a 286.36 score while EMU junior Karly Taylor took second place with a score of 255.90.
The women’s squad will end the three-meet home stand with a dual-meet versus Oakland University.
The Golden Grizzlies, like the Eagles, will enter the meet having won their last two.
“We’ve beat Oakland before, and we got to keep the same attitude we’ve had,” MacLean said.
Akron will return home to take on Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania for a home dual-meet this Saturday.
The Eagles will return to action Saturday Nov. 9 to face Oakland at Jones Natatorium with a 1 p.m. start.