Spartans Fall at Marymount in CAC Swimming Action

ARLINGTON, Va. – The York College women's swimming team fell to Marymount (Va.) Saturday afternoon 165-97 in Arlington, Va. With the loss, just one day after York's season-opener on Friday evening, the Spartans fall to 1-2 on the season with each of their three results coming against Capital Athletic Conference opponents.

Despite the loss, Spartan senior Michaela Guild put together a great performance for the Green and White. Guild took first in a pair of events while grabbing second in another and helping York's 400 freestyle relay squad to a second-place time. The senior posted a 2:05.32 to win the 200 free and an 11:26.27 in the 1,000 freestyle. Guild would go on to snag second in the 500 free (5:33.63) before aiding in the final Green and White relay.

Guild, the third swimmer in the Spartan 400 free relay, teamed up with Courtney Dacheux, Susha Stone, and anchor Chelsea Ross. The York crew combined to post a 3:54.15 in the event.

Dacheux snagged an individual runner-up time in the 50 free. The Spartan rookie posted a 26.08 while Stone came in third in the event with a 26.24.

Sophomore Kelsie Pike registered a pair of second-place finishes, taking the silver in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. In the 100, Pike registered a 1:15.63 while recording a 2:41.15. Newcomer Lindsey Buglino followed Pike in both events taking third with times of 1:16.60 and 2:44.55, respectively.

York recorded two more second-place times as Ross collected second in the 100 freestyle and Kathy Murphy notched second in the 200 back. In the 100 free, Ross posted a 58.15, just ahead of Stone's third-place 58.49. Murphy's 200 back time of 2:27.87 was the second-best time of the day while freshman Megan Murphy notched third with a 2:31.90.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday, November 12, when they host of pair of squads at York College's Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Green and White welcome Susquehanna along with CAC foe St. Mary's (Md.) in a 2:00 pm tilt.

PHOTO: Kathy Murphy swims the backstroke during York's season-opening meet against Hood and Mary Washington on Friday, November 4. Courtesy of Aaron Frishkorn - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications practicum student.