Women's Swimming Earns Win at UMBC

Baltimore, Md. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team made it a two-win weekend on Saturday with a 173-127 victory over UMBC. The Quakers racked up 10 wins against the Retrievers, en route to beginning the season 2-0 for the second-straight year.

Virginia Burns followed up her three wins from Friday against Columbia, with two more on Saturday. She captured both the 200 (1:51.95) and 500 free (5:00.93) for the second-straight day.

Rochelle Dong was also impressive for the Quakers, winning the 100 free with a time of 52.16 and the 50 free with a mark of 23.95. Dong already has four individual wins this season.

Maggie Heller narrowly notched the win in the one-meter dive, defeating UMBC’s Coco Darelius by less than a point. Heller earned a winning score of 245.02.

Freshmen Carter Orth, Libby Jardeleza and Nancy Hu also nabbed individual victories on Saturday -- with Orth registering the first triumph of her career. Orth topped the field in the 200 back (2:04.89), while Jardeleza won the 100 back and 100 fly. Orth finished behind Jardeleza in the 100 back, while Hu placed second in the 200 fly.

Hu also finished 1-2 with fellow freshman Madison Visco in the 200 fly, winning the event for the second-straight day.

In addition to the individual success, the Quakers swam to victory in the 400-free relay. Orth, Dong, Burns, and Mary Whiting posted the win, touching the wall in 3:30.10.

The Quakers will make their home debut next Saturday against Villanova at 1 p.m.

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