Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Cornell, But Falls To Columbia

Feb. 1, 2003

NEW YORK, NY - The women's swimming and diving team (3-3) defeated Cornell, 210-88, but dropped a 173-126 decision to Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Highlighting the afternoon, was a first place finish by junior Liz Daniels (Pittsburgh, PA) in the 50 free (23.67), which was a Columbia Pool Record.

Top finishers in each event are as follows. In the 200 medley relay, the team of Daniels, senior Laura Mosca (Charlottesville, VA), freshman Elizabeth Wong (Santa Monica, CA), and junior Emily McCoy (Anchorage, AK) swam in a time of 1:49.10, winning against Cornell and taking second against Columbia. Freshman Bridgette Cahill (Turnersville, NJ) won the 1000 free against both teams in a time of 10:26.45, while freshman Michelle Oeser (Eliot, ME) won the 200 free against both teams in a time of 1:55.70.

Daniels swam the 100 back in a time of 58.76, taking first against Cornell and second against Columbia, while Mosca swam the 100 breast in a time of 1:07.34, winning against Cornell and taking third against Columbia.

Freshman Katey Mirch (Reno, NV) took second against Columbia and first against Cornell in the 200 fly with a time of 2:07.24, while Oeser won the 100 free against both teams in a time of 52.93. Sophomore Jessica Brown (Royalston, MA) grabbed third place against Columbia and first against Cornell in the 200 back with a time of 2:09.84, while Mosca swam a time of 2:30.26 in the 200 breast, good for fourth against Columbia and second against Cornell.

Cahill grabbed second place against Columbia and first against Cornell with a time of 5:08.66 in the 500 free, while senior Inbal Hasbani (Wilmette, IL) took second against Columbia and first against Cornell in the 200 fly with a time of 58.66. Cahill won the 400 IM against both teams with a 4:35.87, while Mosca won the 200 IM against both teams with a time of 2:10.62.

The team of McCoy, Daniels, Hasbani, and junior Lindsay Hoban (Duxbury, MA) won the 400 free relay against both teams in a time of 3:32.93.

In diving action, senior Kristin Duffy (Cheshire, CT) took third against Columbia and second against Cornell on the 1-Meter with a score of 228.95. On the 3-Meter dive, freshman Jessica Larsen (Wayland, MA) took fourth against Columbia and first against Cornell with a score of 248.65.

Brown continues action on Sunday, February 8, 2003, when the Bears host Yale in their final regular season meet of the year, at 10:00 a.m. in the Smith Swim Center.