Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Out UVM, 175-123, in Conference Opener

BURLINGTON, Vt.Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) claimed first place in three events, propelling the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team to a 175-123 victory over the University of Vermont Sunday afternoon at Forbush Natatorium to remain unbeaten on the season.  

Perrault notched the top spot in both the 100- and 200-yard back, finishing in 58.26 and two minutes and 7.23 seconds, respectively. She also claimed first place in the 200-yard IM, breaking the Vermont pool record, timing in at 2:08.36. Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) added a second place finish (2:10.68) in the 200-yard IM.

Despite Vermont claiming first place in the 1000-yard freestyle, Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) got the Wildcats off to a quick start, notching a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, timing in at 1:55.29.

New Hampshire kept up the heat early on, sweeping the 100-yard breaststroke, as Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.), Lizzy Magnavita (South Glastonbury, Conn.) and Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.) earned first, second and third place, respectively. Nahin led the charge with a time of 1:05.92, while Magnavita and Albert finished in 1:08.32 and 1:08.53, respectively.

Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) helped keep up the pace midway through the action, notching first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.23.

Little and Nahin followed up with a stellar outing in the 200-yard breaststroke, as the two paired up to grab the top two spots in the event. Little led the way, ripping through the water in 2:21.90, while Nahin wasn't too far behind touching down at 2:27.91.

UNH also got solid production in the 3-meter dive, claiming the top two spots in the event, as Lauren Barton (Sanford, Fla.) notched a score of 233.70 and Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) finished with a score of 232.04.

The Wildcats return to action on Monday, Jan. 17 when they travel to Boston University to take on the Terriers at Faneuil Pool.
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