Feb. 2, 2013
RICHMOND/WILLAMSBURG, Va. -
The Wildcat women had a successful weekend in Virginia this weekend as they came away with more meet wins for the season. Friday night, Villanova got its first victory when they defeated Richmond 162-135. The women then went on to compete the following day and again got the win against William and Mary 139-123.
Friday: Villanova 162, Richmond 135
Villanova got off to a strong start Friday night in the first individual event as they swept the 1000 yard freestyle. Hayley Edwards (Pilesgrove, N.J.) took the victory (10:14.84) and teammates Summer Cook (Thorton, Colo.) (10:18.74) and Leigh Anne Patterson (Cherry Hill, N.J.)(10:21.65) finished just behind her at second and third, respectively.
The Wildcats also had a sweep later in the meet when Hayley Edwards (5:00.29), Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) (5:01.90) and Leigh Anne Patterson (5:03.91) notched top places in the 500 yard freestyle.
Edwards continued her strong performance of the evening notching her third individual win in the 200 yard butterfly as she touched the wall at 2:02.41. The Wildcats featured three swimmers who took home multiple individual victories.
Freshman Kaisla Kollanus (Hyvinkaa, Finland) registered top place in the 50 yard freestyle (23.81), the 100 yard freestyle (51.81) and the 100 yard butterfly (57.76). Teammate Sara Jurek (Gilbert, Ariz.) finished second behind Kollanus in the 100 yard freestyle at 52.60 and notched first place in the 200 yard freestyle at 1:52.49. Katrin Heider (Bergisch, Germany) came in at second in the 200 yard freestyle at 1:54.20.
Senior Erin Malone (Sydney, Australia) swam to first place in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:17.90) and the 200 yard individual medley (2:08.30). Laura McGlaughlin (West Chester, Pa.) finished second to Malone in both events at 2:18.37 and 2:09.56, respectively. McGlaughlin finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke at 1:04.30.
Saturday: Villanova 139, William and Mary 123
The women proved a back-to-back meet wouldn't slow them down and again finished strong defeating the tribe Saturday afternoon 139-123. The meet featured seven 1-2 finishes and one sweep during the non-conference meet.
Hayley Edwards continued to shine as she swam to first place in the 1000 yard freestyle at 10:16.02. Teammate Summer Cook came in second at 10:20.63. Edwards also tallied another individual victory in the 200 yard butterfly, touching the wall at 2:03.87 and Leigh Anne Patterson took second place with a time of 2:06.80. Edwards got her third and final individual win in the 200 yard butterfly with a final time of 57.37. She was followed by freshman Kaisla Kollanus who finished in 57.48.
Kollanus notched two victories on the afternoon in the 50 yard freestyle (24.10) and the 100 yard freestyle. Teammate Sara Jurek finished the 100 yard freestyle in 52.45 for a second-place finish. Jurek also notched first place in the 200 yard freestyle (1:52.95), while Roxy Tammadge took second (1:54.52).
Tammadge alongside Erin Malone and Laura McGlaughlin swept the top-places in the 200 yard breaststroke. Malone touched the wall first (2:18.60), followed by McGlaughlin (2:21.08) and Tammadge (2:27.02).
Laura McGlaughlin took home first place in the 100 yard backstroke (1:05.56) and Erin Malone swam to second place in the same event (1:05.66). Summer Cook also registered an individual win in the 500 yard freestyle as she finished in 5:01.22.
Mikah Schlesinger (Herzliya, Israel) finished second place in the 200 yard backstroke (2:06.78) while teammates Leigh Anne Patterson and Erin Malone notched second (2:09.52) and third (2:11.80) in the 200 yard individual medley, respectively.
The Wildcats look to continue their success next weekend when they travel to Rutgers to face conference foes Rutgers, Georgetown and Seton Hall.