ITHACA, N.Y. – In the first Ivy tri-meet of the season, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team faced tough competition in Teagle Pool this weekend, as Penn fell to Princeton, 208-92, and to host Cornell, 207.5-92.5. The Quakers’ loss to the Big Red was the first since the 1999-2000 season, as they now find themselves 1-3 overall and 0-3 the Ivy League.
The Red and Blue came away with one event win in Ithaca, but it was Cornell and Princeton who paced the meet with seven and eight event wins, respectively. Despite the Tigers taking one more first place finish over the Big Red, it was Cornell that came out on top, 156-144, and was its first win in 32 tries against the Black and Orange.
Taking the lone first place win for Penn was sophomore Lauren Church, who swam the 200 back in 2:02.19. The ‘A’ 200 free relay team was the solo second place victory, while the Quakers’ claimed six third place scores.
The Red and Blue hit the pool again after the Thanksgiving holiday, December 5-7, when they compete in the Total Performance Invitational in Gambier, Ohio.