January 14, 2012

Bears Top Spartans to Begin 2012 Portion of Slate

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The York College women's swimming team dropped a 142-120 result to host Ursinus College (4-4) Saturday to open up the latter portion of the Spartans' schedule. The loss drops the Green and White to 6-7 on the season, breaking a streak of five consecutive triumphs.

Junior Chelsea Ross, who has put together a quality season thus far for the Green and White, posted a triumphant 2:02.83 in the 200 freestyle event. Ross then picked up nine more first-place points as she won the 100 freestyle with a time of 57.62. She also notched third in the 50 freestyle with a 28.02.

Lindsey Buglino grabbed the victory in the 200 breaststroke as the freshman tallied a winning 2:40.51. Kelsie Pike posted a runner-up finish in that same event as she swam to a 2:42.48.

Buglino came back later to also nab the top spot in the 200 IM. Buglino tallied a 2:21.98 to give the Green and White another individual first-place finish.

Prior to Bugliono's second triumph of the day, Anna Schuster registered a 1:04.31 in the 100 butterfly as that time allowed the Spartan to grab first in the event.

Senior Michaela Guild posted two second-place spots as she notched second in both the 1,000 and 500 freestyle events. In the 1,000, Guild posted an 11:27.57, less than 1.5 seconds out of first-place, before then recording a 5:37.22 in the 500.

Courtney Dacheux continues her strong freshman campaign as she notched two runner-up marks for York. In the 100 breaststroke, Dacheux put together a 1:14.46 before sprinting to a 25.58 in the 50 freestyle.

Kathy Murphy, the reigning Capital Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week following her performance before Christmas break, collected a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke. Murphy touched the wall in a time of 2:24.97.

The Spartans return to action on Monday, January 16, when they host Rowan University in a 5:00 pm non-conference meet.

PHOTO: York College Natatorium pool courtesy of Joe Wydner - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Practicum Student.