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Rice wins two events Wednesday at BU

Photo by: Frank Poulin
Photo by: Frank Poulin

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Jillian Rice (Trumbull, Conn.) won a pair of events on Wednesday night but the Bryant University women's swimming and diving team fell to Boston University, 174.5-118.5.

Coach Cameron's Thoughts

"We actually swam very well! Score might not show it by we had great effort tonight. Several season best times which is hard to do in January - only a few days after returning  from training trip. I am pleased with where we are and excited about where we are headed!"

How the Swimmers Fared

  • Rice won both the 50 and 100 free against the Terriers. She posted a winning time of 24.30 in the 50 free and then won the 100 free with a time of 52.31.
  • Junior Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) also had a strong meet, winning the 200 back (2:04.73) and finishing second in the 200 free (1:55.19).
  • She also finished second in the 50 back with a time of 28.30.
  • Sophomore Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.) finished second in the 50 breast (31.84) and junior Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.) finished second in the 200 breast (2:29.29).

How the Divers Fared

  • The Bulldogs finished 2-3-4 in the 3-meter. Senior Kelci Abernethy (Chandler, Ariz.) took home second place with a score of 239.55.  
  • Abernethy was also Bryant's top scorer in the 1-meter, finishing third with a score of 211.80.

Notes and Notables

  • Alexa Rivera (Boynton Beach, Fla.) swam a season-best time of 4:40.38 in the 400 IM.
  • Alyssa DiFiore (Wethersfield, Conn.) swam a personal-best time of 2:16.93 in the 200 fly.
  • Danielle Whitaker (Narragansett, R.I.) swam a season-best time of 2:36.90 in the 200 breast.

Up Next

The Bulldogs travel to Rider University for a 11:00 a.m. meet on Saturday.