Columbia Defeats Yale in Season Opener, 161-139

Columbia Defeats Yale in Season Opener, 161-139

Nov. 11, 2005


New York, NY - The Yale women's swim team fell today in its season opener to Columbia. The Bulldogs lost the match 161-139. Yale had a strong showing of first place finishes: Moira McCloskey '07 in the 100 and 200 backstroke, Marilee Kiernan '09 in the 100 breaststroke, Blake Walsh '09 in the 200 fly and Liz Fogelsong '07 in 1 meter diving.

In the 200 medley relay, the Yale `A' team of McCloskey, Katie French '09, Meg Gill '07 and Alexis Mann '09 came in second place with a time of 1:47.70.

The Yale women were also second in the 400 freestyle relay. The `A' team of McCloskey, Chase Butler `07, Gill and Mann came in second with a score of 3:32.14.

The Yale freshmen swept second through fourth place in the 1000 free. Emily Cole '09 was second with 10:24.14, Laura Stritmatter `09 was third with 10:27.29 and Sarah Fracapane '09 came in fourth with a time of 10:32.52.

Mann was second in the 50 free with a time of 24.40. Mann also took third place in the 100 free with 53.69.

The Elis also took second through fourth in the 200 free. Butler was second with a time of 1:55.14, Nicole Swaney `08 came in third with 1:55.99 and Caroline Dowd '08 was fourth with 1:57.08.

In the 500 free Stritmatter was second with 5:08.24. Cole was third with 5:09.33.

McCloskey was first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.89. Brenna Davis '09 was fourth with a time of 1:01.08. In the 200 back McCloskey was first with 2:04.67 and Davis was third with 2:09.58.

In the 100 breaststroke Kiernan was first with 1:06.43. French took third with 1:07.63. In the 200 breaststroke Kiernan was second with a time of 2:24.82 and Dowd was third with 2:26.84.

Walsh dominated the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.86. Liz Berger '07 was second with 2:08.47. In the 100 fly, Walsh had a time of 59.02 for second place.

In the 200 IM Walsh was second with a time of 2:10.81. In third place with a time of 2:11.05 was Bailey.

In the 1 meter diving competition, Foglesong won with 229.57 points. In the 3 meter competition, Foglesong was second with a score of 227.10.

The Bulldogs return to action tomorrow, Nov. 12, when they host Maine and Southern Connecticut at home in New Haven.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.