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Bulldogs fall to Cornell on Friday

Bulldogs fall to Cornell on Friday

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) won a pair of events as the Bryant University women's swimming and diving team went toe-to-toe with Cornell on Friday, falling 131-111.

Coach Cameron's Thoughts

"We came up a bit short today. I liked the way we raced. We did a good job of getting out fast and fitting in the end. A couple of close races ended in our favor proving we can fight to the end. I am looking forward to another great day of racing at home tomorrow."

How the Swimmers Fared

  • Scifo won both the 200 free (1:55.63) and the 100 back (59.01) for the Black and Gold.
  • In the 200 free, Scifo and Alyssa DiFiore (Wethersfield, Conn.) finished 1-2.
  • Bryant also received first-place finishes from Elin Svard (Falun, Dalarna, Sweden) and Jillian Rice (Trumbull, Conn.). Svard won the 100 fly (58.41), while Rice took home the 100 free (52.48).
  • The Bulldogs swept the 100 breast on Friday as Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.), Eliza Brant (Hauppauge, N.Y.) and Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.) went 1-2-3.
  • Canavan also added a second-place finish in the 50 free.

How the Divers Fared

  • Stephanie Jennings (Elmont, N.Y.) was Bryant's top finisher in the 1-meter, finishing third.
  • Kelci Abernethy (Chandler, Ariz.) earned a second-place finish in the 3-meter event.

Up Next

The Bulldogs host Marist on Saturday. Bryant will honor its senior class during the second break.