Women's Swimming and Diving: Raiders Swim Past Wilmington on Senior Day

(Photo by: Emily Swisher)
(Photo by: Emily Swisher)

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union women's swimming and diving team defeated Wilmington in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet Saturday afternoon 153-102.

It was the final regualr season home meet for the two women senior swimmers, Elise Pichola (Rocky River) and Marcy Spann (North Royalton / Cuyahoga Falls).

The Purple Raiders (4-4, 2-2 OAC) were led by Pichola, sophomore Lindsey Collins (Uniontown / Massillon Jackson), sophomore Aurelia Incristi (Rockwall, Tex. / Rockwall), and junior Lauren Stajcar (Strongsville) all posting two wins. 

Pichola, Collins, Incristi, and junior Maggie Gyurke (Bellevue / St. Mary Central Catholic) started the meet off taking first place in the 200-yard medley relay. Pichola also grabbed first in 50-yard butterfly, Collins won the 50-yard backstroke, and Incristi claimed first in the 50-yard freestyle. Stajcar went on to win the 50 and 200-yard breaststroke events. 

Other first place finishes came from freshman Alexis Schuller (Middleburg Heights / Berea-Midpark) in the 1650-yard freestyle, sophomore Callie Landry (Broussard, La. / Teurlings Catholic) in the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Grace Bjordahl (Yucaipa, Calif. / River Springs) in the 200-yard butterfly, and Spann in the 500-yard freestyle. 

Mount Union is back in action Friday, Jan. 31 traveling to Cleveland, Ohio to take on Notre Dame at 6 p.m.