Worcester, Mass. - October 29, 2013 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team opened the season with a win on Saturday, taking down Holy Cross, 171-124. The Pride had three double-event winners in Nicolle Stracqualursi (Dedham, Mass), Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) and Kelsey Poole (Westfield, Mass.).
Stracqualursi swept the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:36.47 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.22. Pennington took first in both the 50-yard freestyle (24.35) and the 100-yard freestyle (54.17) while Poole won both the 100 backstroke in 1:03.29 and the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:14.13.
The trio also swam in the 400-yard medley relay with Christiana Greco (Wilbraham, Mass.) and took first with a time of 4:07.19. Individually, Greco won the 100 butterfly in 59.25.
Other swimmers with first place finishes were in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:04.20) and Callie Phillips (East Longmeadow, Mass.) in the 200 freestyle (2:00.80).
Morgan Kitzmiller (Dover, Pa.) was the winner in the one-meter dive with a score of 238.95 and Kyra Breitweiser (Westwood N.J.) won the 3-meter board with a 233.62.
The Pride will host the University of Rhode Island and Coast Guard on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.