Women's Swimming and Diving Claims Wins Over UMass-Amherst and Northeastern

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's swimming and diving team went 2-0 on the day as they defeated UMass-Amherst, 173-127, and Northeastern, 156-144 on Saturday at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.

Kate Dillione (Newtown, Pa.) was the lone double event winner for the Bears as she took home victories in the 200 yard freestyle (1:51.17) and the 100 yard freestyle (52.00).  Dillione currently holds the school records in the 200 yard freestyle and the 400 yard medley relay.

In 500 yard freestyle action, freshman Megan Viohl (Millersville, Md.) scored her first collegiate victory with her time of 5:02.60.

The Bears claimed the top two spots in the 200 yard freestyle relay as Reia Tong (Bethesda, Md.), Megan Nolet (Saratoga, Calif.), Paige Gilley (Cupertino, Calif.), and Kate Dillione combined to score a time of 1:35.11.  The second group consisting of Emma Lamothe (Brimfield, Mass.), Leigh Holmes (Alma, Mich.), Alexis Daswick (Scottsdale, Ariz.), and Maggie Jordan (Niskayuna, N.Y.) clocked in a 1:37.67.

Sophomore Gina Matsumoto (Farmington Hills, Mich.) claimed three top three finishes, taking second in the 200 yard butterfly (2:03.33) and third in the 100 yard butterfly (57.75) behind teammate Leigh Holmes (56.86).  Matsumoto also recorded a third place finish in the 200 yard IM with a mark of 2:08.93.

The Bears return to action next Saturday when they play host to the University of Maine in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center beginning at noon.