Klopp, Richardson Lead Eagles in Women's Swimming Season Opener at Regis

Klopp, Richardson Lead Eagles in Women's Swimming Season Opener at Regis

Weston, MA - Husson University women's swimming and diving opened up their 2014-15 campaign with a dual meet at Regis College. The Pride women defeated the Eagles, 140-96.

Husson's Sarah Klopp (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) posted a win in the 50 yard freestyle at 27.34, just edging the Pride's Shannan O'Neil at 27.59. Kayleigh Richardson (Kensington, N.H.) and Marissa Charette (Winslow, Maine) had the top two times in the 50 yard butterfly at 34.28 and 37.85. Erin Benner (Morrow, Ohio) took home the top time in the 200 IM with a time of 2:43.77.

The 200 yard freestyle team of Klopp, Amber Britton (Manchester, N.H.), Katrina Aman (Lakeville, Mass.), and Richardson won with a time of 1:58.76.

For Regis, the 200 yard medley relay team of Jessica Higgins (Peabody, Mass.), Haley Bowen (Litchfield, N.H.), Amanda Iandoli (Mansfield, Mass.) and Shannan O'Neil (Lowell, Mass.) won their event with a time of 2:02.68. Iandoli followed that up with a win in the 1,000 yard freestyle (13:31.47) and 100 yard butterfly (1:12.81), while Higgins and Ashlyn Deroche (North Reading, Mass.) posted the top two times in the 200 yard freestyle at 2:09.56 and 2:14.04.

Higgins continued her strong debut with a win in the 50 yard backstroke (32.38) and 100 yard backstroke (1:07.41), while Deroche added a win in the 100 yard freestyle (1:01.11). Haley Bowen picked up first place finishes in the 50 yard breaststroke (34.00) and 100 yard breaststroke (1:15.04), while Ana Kudsi (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine) and Laura Holland (Mansfield, Mass.) had the top two times in the 500 yard freestyle at 7:00.07 and 7:01.29.

Regis returns to the pool next Saturday when they host the University of New England in a meet starting at 1:00 p.m. Husson will host St. Joseph's College of Maine on Saturday, November 1, at 12:00 p.m.