WC drops opener with Baldwin-Wallace
Quakers have solid opener
October 29, 2011
— ADDIE ROBERTS —
BEREA — Wilmington College opened the women’s swimming season with a 126-101 loss at Baldwin-Wallace Saturday night.
The final numbers were skewed by Baldwin-Wallace picking up 23 points in diving against a Wilmington team that does not dive.
“We swam pretty well, but made a few simple mistakes that hurt us,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “Those mistakes are typical for this time of year. We had some people have really good meets.”
In the first individual race of the meet, Addie Roberts (Franklin) and Liz Miller (Lebanon) went 1-2 in the 1,000-yard freestyle.
“That was impressive. Addie came in and had a great first college swim. That is a long race, but she just got better and better as the race went on,” Breen said.
Julie Creech (Dayton/Centerville) posted wins in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Maybe the most impressive performance of the night, though, was provided by Victoria Burcham (Urbana), Jenny Geers (Pickerington/Pickerington North) and Katie Mozingo (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), who swept the 200 individual medley.
“That’s a big deal when you go 1, 2, 3 in that race,” Breen said. “That really helped us get within striking distance with the diving coming up.”
Alana Hovey (Beavercreek) had a solid second-place performance in the 100 butterfly.
“We have to tighten up our starts and turns. We just got killed on the wall tonight," Breen said. “It’s an area that we need to give more focus to, and we will do that before we host Ohio Northern next week,” Breen said.
The Quakers and Polar Bears will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the WC Natatorium.