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Yale Beats Fairfield 137-47

Yale Beats Fairfield 137-47

Nov. 3, 2006

Final Stats

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Yale women's swimming team defeated locals Fairfield 137-47 Friday night. In a deep performance which saw individual wins from two freshmen, one sophomore and three seniors, the Bulldogs finished in first place in every race but one - the 200 meter freestyle relay.

In their first competitive swim of the season, the Bulldogs showed that preseason training had gone well. With the squad split between Fairfield and Southern Connecticut, senior standout Moira McCloskey led the charge with wins in both the 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter backstroke events against the Fairfield Stags. Also with two individual wins were Sara Fracapane and Jane Kim, who dominated the distance and sprint freestyle events respectively. Fracapane won both the 400 meter and 800 meter freestyle events, while Kim opened her collegiate swimming career with wins in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle events.

There were also wins for seniors Liz Berger and Tory Nelson. Berger won the 200 meter butterfly event and Nelson won the 200 meter breastroke.

The Bulldogs face conference rivals Columbia next Friday at the Robert Kiphuth Memorial Exhibition Pool.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity