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Swimming and Diving Welcome Georgetown/Providence for Senior Day
Scarlet Knights face former BIG EAST foes in last regular season meet
  • Posted on February 07, 2014 11:39:54 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 7, 2014) – The Rutgers swimming and diving team welcomes Georgetown and Providence to the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center Saturday, Feb. 8 for its final regular season meet of the 2013-14 campaign. The meet will be broadcast live on RVision, presented by AT&T.

    The meet also marks Senior Day, as the six seniors on the squad will be honored prior to the beginning of the competition. Seniors Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), Kara Millaci (Whitehouse Station, N.J.), Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.), Allyson Perrotti (Branford, Conn.), Chelsea Rolin (Saint-Lazare, QC, Canada), and Nicole Scott (Toronto, Canada) will all compete for the last time at the Rutgers Aquatics Center.

    RU enters the meet after a two-week hiatus. Rutgers was last in the pool on Jan. 25, as the team welcomed Fordham and Rider to Piscataway and swept all both squads by scores of 169.00-128.00 and 211.00-79.00, respectively. The Scarlet Knights won 11 of the 16 events on the day to improve their dual meet record to 7-4-1.

    Junior Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.) and sophomore Joanna Wu (Kent, Wash.) led the Scarlet Knights with two individual event wins each and were also members of the first-place 200 medley relay team. Wu captured first in both the 100 back (56.15) and 200 back (2:03.97), while Leberfinger was victorious in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.

    Moser and Scott also picked up two individual wins. Moser recorded victories in the 50 and 200 free and Scott led the way on the boards, sweeping the 1-meter and 3-meter with scores of 263.70 and 302.00, respectively.

    Saturday’s tri-meet will also be the last regular season competition for both the Hoyas and Friars before the teams head to Sewell, N.J., to participate in the BIG EAST Championships.

    In its last time out, Georgetown fell to Drexel by a mark of 156-141 on Jan. 25 at home. The Hoyas were led by senior Nicole Tronolone, the 1000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Georgetown swept the top three spots in the 1000 free and the 200 fly events.

    Providence comes “To the Banks” following a 170-99 loss to Boston College on Feb. 1. The Friars captured six first-place finishes, including a relay win in the 200 medley relay. The highlight of the meet was junior Leia Federiconi’s school record-setting performance of 1:15.01 in the 100 breaststroke. Additionally, senior Jill Mullany and freshman Helen Smith each picked up two individual event wins on the day.

    Saturday's meet also marks Youth Knight, as members of local youth swim clubs are personally invited to attend the competition. The first 100 kids will receive red drawstring bags and a team picture will be distributed to fans upon entering the facility. 

    Fans can follow the action live with real-time results.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers swimming and diving, follow the program on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RutgersSwimDive) and Twitter (@RUSwimDive). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on both social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

     

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