November 14, 2008

Marauders Slip By Spartans on Friday

MILLERSVILLE, PA-The York College women’s swim team dropped a close 109-96 non-division meet at Millersville University on Friday night in Millersville, PA. The Spartans fall to 2-3 overall while the Marauders improve to 2-0 for the campaign.

The meet opened with the Spartans posting a second place finish in the 200-medley relay as the team of Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove), Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale), Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), and Kaitlyn Estes (Athens, Pa./Athens Area) combined to post a time of 2:00.00, 1.1 seconds back of the winning Millersville squad.

Spartan freshman Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) posted York’s first individual win as she won the 1,000 free as she recorded a time of 11:27.79 which gave her a 12 second win.  York picked up another individual win as freshman Allison Brophy (Reading, Pa./Reading) edged Millersville Rebecca Irvine by .93 seconds in the 200 freestyle. Brophy touched the wall in a time of 2:04.00 in the win. York’s Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) finished third to pick up three points for the Spartans who led 30-25 through three events.

Millersville recaptured the lead with a first and second place finish in the 50 free as Spartan Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) finished third with a time of 26.92. The Marauders pushed the lead to 53-40 as they notched another one-two finish, this time in the 200 IM. York’s Wasik placed third with a time of 2:22.93.

The Marauders captured first place in the 200 butterfly but York seized the next two spots with Grey finishing second with a time of 2:24.78 while King was third with a 2:25.37. Millersville scored another win in the 100 freestyle but York again finished second and third. Stanton was the runner-up with a time of 58.03 while Estes was third with a 58.24.

Wasik recorded her first individual win of the evening as she won the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:21.33. Freshman Hannah Bell (Red Lion, Pa./Mountainview International) placed third and Allison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) placed fifth as York trimmed their deficit to 83-67.

Guild won her second event of the evening as she cruised to a seven second win in the 500 free, completing the race in a time of 5:33.99. Brophy finished second with a time of 5:40.94. Those two finishes drew the Spartans to within nine at 89-80.

The Marauders put the meet away with a one-two-three finish in the 200 breaststroke. That result increased the Millersville lead to 105-83.  The Spartans finished the meet with a win in the 200 free relay as the foursome of Stanton, Guild, Grey and Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) combined to post a time of 1:46.88.

The Spartans will jump back into action on Saturday afternoon as they host PSU-Altoona and Gallaudet in a tri-meet. The action is set to kick off at 1:00 pm at the York College Natatorium.

Photo courtesy of Steve Doemland

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