Women's Swimming Heads to La Salle on Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's swimming team has a quick turnaround when they take on La Salle, Tuesday night at 5 p.m., just four days after beating West Chester at home.

The Quakers make the trek across Philadelphia to take on a team which won its last meet against Loyola (MD) 197-100. The Red and Blue, meanwhile, are coming off a dominating 164-111 victory over DII West Chester on Friday, winning each of the meet's first 12 events.

Nine different swimmers won events, highlighted by multiple firsts from a pair of freshmen. Katherine Ashenfelter won the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events, finishing in 59.57 and 2:07.23. Shelby Fortin won both of her freestyle events, winning the 50-yard free in 24.19 and capturing the 500-yard free in 4:54.61. The two were also part of Penn's 200-yard medley relay which won in 1:48.30.

Junior Laura Klick and sophomore Melissa Parratto were also in the relay and earned individual wins. Klick won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.06 while Parratto took top honors in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing in 2:04.09.

In La Salle's 197-100 victory, the Explorers won 15 events, including a pair from Jessica Carbin. The senior won the 100-yard back (59.25), 200-yard back (2:09.84) and also took third in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.31). Senior Holly Biro won a pair of events, taking the 50-yard free (24.68) and the 100-yard free (53.97).

Last year the Quakers beat La Salle 188-110, winning ten events in the meet.