PHILADELPHIA - Penn women's swimming team returns to the pool following a clean sweep of Florida Atlantic and Brown last week. The 174-107 win over Brown was the second win over an Ivy League opponent on the season for the Quakers, building on an even more dominating performance in November when they beat up on Cornell, 189.5-91.5.
This same tri-meet was held last season in New Haven, Conn., where the Red and Blue split on the day, defeating Dartmouth, 164-136, but dropping a 179-121 decision to Yale. Penn placed nine swimmers in the top two of events that day, but Shelby Fortin was the only Quaker to finish first. The sophomore standout won the 50 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke competitions that day.
Yale faced off with Columbia twice before the calendar turned to 2012. The Bulldogs opened their season with a 161.5-138.5 loss to the Lions, and then took part in the Boston University Terrier Invitational where they finished a distant third in a field of 10 while Columbia took home the team title. Yale came out strong in its first meet back from winter break last week, easily moving past Cornell 189.5-93.5.
Dartmouth also holds a victory over Cornell on the year, defeating the Big Red 176.5-123.5 in November. The Big Green added a win against Brown and a loss to Harvard that month, but hasn't had a competitive meet since. The team traveled to Hawaii for training last month and will get its first look at the results of that trip against Mike Schnur's bunch.
The women's meet will kick off the day with an 11 a.m. start on Saturday. Complete recaps will follow at the conclusion of both the men's and women's meets.