Spartans Drop Goucher but Fall to Salisbury

Spartans Drop Goucher but Fall to Salisbury

YORK, PA - The York College women’s swim team defeated visiting Goucher College 114-92 while falling to Capital Athletic Conference foe Salisbury 119-83 in collegiate swimming action Saturday afternoon.  The Spartans’ record moves to 5-5 (2-4 CAC) with the split.  Salisbury picked up two victories to improve their 2007-08 mark to 3-4 (3-3 CAC) as Goucher drops to 3-5 after losing close meets to both the Spartans and Sea Gulls.

Senior Laura McCray (Laurel, Md./Laurel) and sophomore Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove) turned in impressive performances for the York side as each garnered an overall first place finish and an overall second in their individual races.  McCray captured the top spot in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:22.42.  The senior touched the wall at 5:42.10 in the 500 freestyle to earn an overall second place finish for the event.  Wasik clocked in at 2:22.44 in the 200 backstroke earning first in the race while she took second in the 200 IM with a 2:23.16 time. 

In the 50 free, Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) touched in for an overall second with a time of 26.52.  The 200 freestyle relay combination of Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond), Kristin Leonard (Herndon, Va./Herndon), Wasik, and Miller swam to an overall second clocking in at 1:46.51.

In the 200 medley relay, Lauren Richardson (Naples, Fla./Naples), Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale), Jessie Reick (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield), and Flor Isabel Aroche (Spring, Texas/Tomball) teamed to earned second place points against both Goucher and Salisbury with a time of 2:06.31.

Individually, Kaitlin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) earned valuable second place points in the 1000 freestyle touching the wall at 11:55.32.  Stanton and Miller each earned additional second place points as Stanton finished at 2:07.41 in the 200 freestyle while Miller swam to a 58.84 in the 100 freestyle.  In the 200 breaststroke, Nolan picked up first against Goucher with a 2:44.21 time adding precious points in the close meet.

After an extended break in conjunction with the Christmas season, the Spartans return to the pool on January 18.  York is set to host Notre Dame (Md.) at 6:00 pm before battling Misericordia on January 19 at 1:00 pm in back-to-back home contests.