Samantha Boyes, Staff
This past Friday, La Salle Swimming and Diving hosted Drexel University for their annual Pink Meet to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The team wore pink shirts during the home opener after their long two-day meet at Boston College last weekend. While both the men and women honorably took the loss, with the women’s score ending at 168-130 and the men’s ending at 167 to 94, the Explorers still had some pretty impressive highlights.
Starting on the boards, the women did a phenomenal job starting with the one meter. Fifth-year Julie D’Amore led the women with a first-place lead with a score of 240.60. Phoebe Shaya shortly followed with a score of 234.90 and then junior Erica Kenski scored 229.75. The women swept the boards. Shortly after, Shaya had a great personal score of 290 on the 3 meters.
Shaya stated after the meet that “this weekend went really well. The swimmers did really well, and the divers took one, two, and three on both boards. I was super happy with how I did on Friday because I was three points away from breaking the school record and also qualified for zones. That definitely made me feel good about how I am doing so far in the season and I’m looking forward to future meets with my teammates.”
Out of the diving well, the La Salle swimmers also had some highlights in the pool. Annie Moser started the women’s team off strong with first place in the 1000 freestyle. The captain set the perfect tone with her strong race. Following that, junior Toni Rafferty finished first in the 200 fly with a time of 2.11:74 and sophomore Sam Boyes shortly touched the wall right after. The women finished one and two. Finishing the meet off strong, Sara Rizzetto caught the win in the 200 IM.
While the women did take the loss, they remain strong as they prepare for the rest of the season. The ladies have a tri-meet against Delaware and Rider on Nov. 13, giving them plenty of time to get some hard work in.