PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's swimming and team squad outlasted the Maine Black Bears by a count of 198-97 at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday. The Bears open their season with three straight victories after defeating UMass-Amherst and Northeastern last weekend.
The group of Paige Gilley (Cupertino, Calif.), Katie Roach (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Emma Lamothe (Brimfield, Mass.), and Kate Dillione (Newtown, Pa.) opened the meet with a win in the 200 Yard Medley Relay (1:46.42).
The Bears followed that effort with a convincing win in the 1000 Yard Freestyle by Megan Viohl's (Millersville, Md.) mark of 10:20.12. Viohl also scored a title in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a resounding 30 second win over Maine's Kayla Merchant (5:00.84). Brown boasted five of the top-six positions in the 200 Yard Freestyle, led by a triumphant Leigh Holmes (Alma, Mich.) and her time of 1:58.08. The 100 Yard Butterfly proved to be a winner for Holmes as well, recording a mark of 57.65.
Catherine Pittman (Williamsburg, Va.) notched a victory in the 100 Yard Backstroke before Maine got on the board with a win in the 100 Yard Breaststroke.
Gina Matsumoto (Farmington Hills, Mich.) took home the crown in the 200 Yard Butterfly with a time of 2:03.40 before Gilley tallied another win, this time in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a mark of 24.15. Roach claimed the second victory of her afternoon with a win in the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:23.82), finishing nearly 10 seconds ahead of Maine's Cecelia McEachern.
The Bears closed out the afternoon with a Kate Dillione triumph in the 200 Yard IM (2:07.37) and a team victory in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:37.10).
Brown resumes its 2013-14 schedule at the Princeton Invite for a three-day event from December 6-8.