NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a clean sweep for the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's swimming and diving team in its maiden double-dual meet of 2019-2020, defeating Elms College (EC) 151-105, and Albertus Magnus College (AMC) 204-36, a meet hosted by AMC Friday evening. The Blue Jays will be back in their home pool on Saturday, November 23 when they host Great Northeast Athletic Conference member Colby-Sawyer in a dual meet at 11:00 a.m.
USJ won 10 of 14 events on the meet, with five different Blue Jay swimmers taking victory. Sophomore captain Alise Martel (Harwinton, Conn.) picked up four wins (one shared), including the 200 Yard Freestyle, 50 Free, 200 Breaststroke and 200 Free Relay. Freshman Alexia Weir (Hebron, Conn.) matched Martel with four dubs, including the 50 Back, 200 Back, 200 Individual Medley (IM) and 200 Free Relay. It was dominance all-around, with women's swimming outscoring opponents 355-141.
Score: Saint Joseph 151, Elms 105 | Saint Joseph 204, Albertus 36
Location: Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center | New Haven, Conn.
- Senior Taylor Houghtaling (East Hartford, Conn.) was a key contributor all meet long, opening things up with a sensational second in the 1000 Free, with a final time of 14:42.80 (less than two minutes off the lead, and more than three minutes ahead of third). She also placed second in the 50 Free and third in the 100 Free.
- Twice the Blue Jays had three of the first four finishers in events (50 Back and 50 Free). Points can add up quick, these two finishes helped keep USJ in front to the end.
NUMBER TO KNOW
12 – The number of events a Blue Jay swimmer finished first or second in. USJ did it in all 12 (in an average field of nearly seven swimmers).
- Sophomores Shelby Cios (Rocky Hill, Conn.) and Mackenzie Stotler (New Hartford, Conn.) each won one event (50 Breaststroke and 100 Free respectively). It is the largest number of USJ swimmers to win individual events all season (4).
The Blue Jays will be back in their home pool on Saturday, November 23 when they host Colby-Sawyer in a dual meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Bruyette Natatorium.
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