Western New England College turns in several top performances in three-way meet

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Western New England College women’s swimming team came up with several fine performances despite dropping meets to Colby-Sawyer 64-58 and host University of New England 70-51 on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 1).

Senior tri-captain Cori Eggert (Denville, NJ) won both the 50-yard breaststroke (36.69 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:18.0) events to lead the Golden Bears.

Competing not too far from her home, sophomore Krista Goulet (Saco, ME) captured the 100 backstroke (1:07.36) and tied for first in the 50 backstroke (32.05).

Freshman Aimee Smachetti (Bristol, CT) took second overall and first against Colby-Sawyer in both the 100 butterfly (1:07.38) and 50 butterfly (30.27) events.

Freshman Tiffany Santilli (Southbridge, MA) took first against Colby-Sawyer in the 1000 freestyle (12:40.79) and second in the 500 freestyle (6:11.94).

Eggert, Santilli, Smachetti, and Goulet placed first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:52.02) with their best time of the season.

The Golden Bears took second in the 200 medley relay as Goulet, Eggert, Smachetti, and sophomore Jessica Daluise (Southboro, MA) posted a season best time of 2:06.13

Western New England College will make its inaugural appearance in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Women’s Swimming Championship on Saturday (Dec. 8) at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.