STONY BROOK, NY – The Saint Peter's women's swimming team earned the first win of the 2017-18 season on Saturday, spoiling Stony Brook's home opener at the newly renovated University Pool, which had not hosted a meet since January of 2012. The Peacocks earned a 103-82 victory, having never trailed in the meet.
"I am really happy for our girls who have been working really hard leading up to this competition," said head coach Mark Kretzer. "They knew it would be a tough challenge for them, as Stony Brook has a small but talented group of swimmers. We also have a small team, with just 11 girls competing, so it was a battle of two up and coming programs. It's difficult to name one or two top contributors this week, as the whole team rallied together and each of our 11 girls contributed to score significant points throughout the meet. The girls hope to build off this win and carry momentum into the rest of the season."
The Peacocks led right from the opening relay, taking the 400 medley. Karen Castaneda earned victories in the 1000 free and the 200 backstroke. Lindsey Hanger picked up wins in both the 50 and 100 free events. The Peacocks closed out the meet with a win over Stony Brook in the 200 free relay.
Both the men and women will next participate in the annual H2ounds Invitational in Baltimore, Maryland on the campus of Loyola University. The invitational will feature host Loyola, Iona, Marist, and Mount St. Mary's.