Honored seniors lead way in dual wins

January 28th, 2016

The John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team quietly collected six victories in eight dual meets, including weekend wins over Hiram College on Friday, Jan. 22 and Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday, Jan. 23.


Since starting the season at 0-2, the Blue and Gold have not lost a meet. The trend continued Friday during JCU’s 142-46 win over the Terriers.


The evening began with a dominant first place finish in the 200 Medley relay, as junior Margaret Zagrobelny, senior Lindsey Fano, junior Amanda Casamatta and sophomore Carly Adams combined for a time of 2:12.49. Sophomores Emma Connell and Amanda Ailkhani paired up with freshmen Chloe Ruggerio and Sophie Kocheff to complete the 1-2 sweep with a mark of 2:15.69.


Senior Jane Verdi kept the Blue Streaks rolling in the 200 Free, leading a 1-2-3 sweep with a time of 2:20.51. Sophomore Teresa Prinster led another sweep in the 50 Free, as Connell and sophomore Alex Iosue followed close behind.


The quick turnaround did not impact the Blue Streaks on Saturday, as JCU dominated the Yellow Jackets, 155-82, in Senior Day at the Johnson Natatorium.


JCU’s four seniors led the way for the Blue and Gold at home. Verdi notched a narrow win in the 50 Free, while Fano took first in the 200 Breast. Ann Murphy contributed points in the 50 Free, too, and Sam Clark earned third place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions.


Fano also played a major role in JCU’s 200 Medley relay and 200 Free relay wins. Adams, Crowley and Casamatta combined with the Colorado native to edge the competition in the 200 Medley.