Schickler wins twice

Abbie Schickler  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Abbie Schickler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

EMMITTSBURG, Md. – McDaniel won three individual events to forge a split in a double-dual meet with a pair of Division I programs to open the women's swimming season on Saturday.

The Green Terror (1-1) defeated Virginia Military Institute 181-57 while falling to host Mount St. Mary's, 152-108.

Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) paced McDaniel with wins in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, swimming in a meters pool. Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) added a win in the 100 backstroke.

Ally Van Valen recorded the lone win for the Keydets (0-7), touching first in the 400 freestyle.

The Mountaineers (2-1) won the other 10 events contested behind three individual wins each by Erin Regan and Catriona Coppler.

Schickler touched first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:21.13 while taking the 200-meter edition in 2:56.17. Schickler took both races by nearly a full second.

Duesterhaus' backstroke win came in a time of 1:09.06, winning by more than a second. She was also second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.42 seconds.

Schickler joined Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Kerrin Holmes (Avondale, Pa./Avon Grove) to finish second overall in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:08.95.

Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl (Turlock, Calif./J.H. Pitman) touched second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:42.89.

Caroline Sussman (Washington, D.C./Spring Ridge) placed second in the 100 freestyle (1:02.67) while Duesterhaus was third (1:04.99).

Vanscoy added a second second-place finish, completing the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:34.75.

Jenny Grillo (Mt. Airy, Md./TLCI) was second in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:54.59.

Sussman, Holmes, Duesterhaus joined Emily Gross (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) to finish second in the 200 free relay (1:55.01).

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

McDaniel 181, Virginia Military 57
Mount St. Mary's 152, McDaniel 108

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – Mount St. Mary's A (Catriona Coppler, Anne Thelen, Mollie Walsh, Leanna Castro) 2:06.88; 800 Free – Kaitlyn Powell (MSM) 10:07.43; 200 Freestyle – Coppler (MSM) 2:10.44; 100 Backstroke – Emma Duesterhaus (McD) 1:09.06; 100 Breaststroke – Abbie Schickler (McD) 1:21.13; 200 Butterfly – Erin Regan (MSM) 2:30.88; 50 Freestyle – Walsh (MSM) 28.63; 100 Freestyle – Regan (MSM) 1:01.25; 200 Backstroke – Coppler (MSM) 2:29.44; 200 Breaststroke – Schickler (McD) 2:56.17; 400 Freestyle – Ally Van Valen (V) 4:52.35; 100 Butterfly – Regan (MSM) 1:08.47; 200 IM – Coppler (MSM) 2:31.65; 200 Freestyle Relay – Mount St. Mary's A (Castro, Regan, Walsh, Thelen) 1:53.91.