Yale to Race Against Bridgeport

(photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale women's swimming and diving team travels to Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday to face the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights.  Yale looks to bounce back with a strong meet following a tough loss against Columbia last weekend.

The Purple Knights are unfamiliar opponents for the Bulldogs, who haven't faced Bridgeport in a number of years.  With in-state bragging rights on the line, however, the Bulldogs are prepared to deliver a solid performance in one of their last dual meets before Ivy League competition really heats up.

The Bulldogs had their first Ivy League meet last Friday, when they lost to Columbia 185-115.  Yale put up a tough fight against the Lions and there were a number of strong individual performances in the defeat.  Freshman diver Lilybet MacRae won both diving events, putting up impressive scores of 319.73 on the three-meter board and 316.20 in the one-meter event.  Sophomore Eva Fabian won both the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle events by considerable margins.  Freshman Kina Zhou had a strong day, winning the 100-yard freestyle and finishing second in both the 200- and 50-.  In the final event of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the "A" team of freshman Michelle Chintanaphol, freshman Olivia Jameson, freshman Anna Wujciak and Zhou out touched Columbia's "A" team at the wall to finish the meet on a positive note.  Yale will look to carry that momentum into its meet against Bridgeport.

Friday's meet at Bridgeport is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity