McDaniel splits on opening day

Green Terror falls to Susquehanna, downs Juniata

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) won three times to lead McDaniel to a split in season-opening women's swimming action on Saturday.

The Green Terror (1-1) downed Juniata 79-31 and fell to Susquehanna 75-46 in a tri-meet at Susquehanna.

Walega took individual victories in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, touching first in times of 1:12.24 and 2:29.56, respectively. She also anchored the 200 freestyle relay, which won with a time of 1:51.33.

Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County) added a pair of wins, touching first in the 1,000 freestyle (11:14.58) and earning the victory in the 200 IM (2:26.75).

Megan Giroux (Damascus, Md./Damascus), Gaby Cifuentes (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) and Alyssa Romasco (Gilbertsville, Pa./Perkiomen) joined Walega on the winning relay.

Devin Lassard recorded three wins for Susquehanna. She was part of the meet-opening 200 medley relay win (1:58.49) and swam to individual victories in the 200 butterfly (2:13.68) and 500 freestyle (5:26.88).

The Green Terror opens the Centennial Conference schedule at home against Swarthmore on Saturday. Meet time is 2 p.m.

Susquehanna 75, McDaniel 46
McDaniel 79, Juniata 31

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay - Susquehanna A (Hayley Keenan, Christina Los, Devin Lessard, Catherine Harris) 1:58.49; 1000 Freestyle - Jessica Fry (M) 11:14.58; 200 Freestyle - Lauren Snyder (S) 2:06.26; 100 Backstroke - Christie Savard (S) 1:01.64; 100 Breaststroke - Rachel Walega (M) 1:12.24; 200 Butterfly - Lessard (S) 2:13.68; 50 Freestyle - Harris (S) 26.13; 100 Freestyle - Jamie Platt (S) 58.20; 200 Backstroke - Savard (S) 2:11.38; 200 Breaststroke - Walega (M) 2:29.56; 500 Freestyle - Lassard (S) 5:26.88; 100 Butterfly - Harris (S) 1:04.45; 200 IM - Fry (M) 2:26.75*; 200 Freestyle Relay - McDaniel A (Megan Giroux, Gaby Cifuentes, Alyssa Romasco, Walega) 1:51.33*.

* Susquehanna swam events as exhibition.

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