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Women's Swimming Downs Holy Cross, 128-110, In Season-Opener

Moira Price Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - October 22, 2008 - After winning its eighth-straight NEWMAC Championship last season, the Springfield College women's swimming and diving team picked up where it left off as it opened the 2008-2009 campaign with a 128-110 win over Holy Cross on Wednesday evening in the Art Linkletter Natatorium.

The meet kicked off with a dominating performance in the 400 medley as the team of Kallie Pottle, Moira Price, Meredith Trumbull, and Jaclyn Van Waalwijk cruised to victory with a 4:06.68, nearly seven seconds faster than the second-place finishers.

Aimee Doe touched in 2:01.06 to win the 200 free before Price won her second of three events on the night with a victory in the 50 free in 25.13.

A pair of freshman picked up individual wins in their first collegiate meets, as Kaitlin Reilly swam well, picking up a win in the 100 free in a time of 55.57, while Meghan Sisson also took first in the 500 free in 5:27.47. The Pride also grabbed first-place points from Pottle, who claimed first in the 200 back in 2:14.43.

Although it was an exhibition for the Pride, Price touched first in 2:27.18 in the 200 breast, while Doe, Pottle, Van Waalwijk, and Reilly finished 10 seconds in front of the rest of the competition in the 400 free in 3:45.39.

On the diving boards, Meghan Kijanka won on the three-meter with a score of 228.89.

The Pride will return on action on Nov. 1 when it takes on Southern Connecticut and Central Connecticut in New Britain, Conn.

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John Taffe John Taffe enters his 25th season in 2013-2014 as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams at Springfield College. Under Taffe’s leadership, the Pride has returned to its status as one of the best collegiate swimming and diving programs in Division III.Read more.

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Peter Avdoulos Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year, Avdoulos has coached countless All-New England and All-American divers, as well as several National Champions. Read more.

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