Coast Guard knocks off Clark, wins second straight

WORCESTER, Mass.-Sophomore Sara Cantrell broke the school-record and qualified for the NCAA Championship on the 3-meter board while also winning the 1-meter event leading Coast Guard to a 142-95 win over Clark. It was the Bears second win in a row to improve to 5-6 on the seasoan.

Darlene Sao also won two events to lead the Bears.

Cantrell posted victories in both the 1-meter (240.40) and 3-meter (280.55) diving events while Sao took home first place finished in both the 50 (25.76) and 100 (56.19) freestyle.

Junior Chantel Ferguson and freshman Haley McWilliams both posted a first and second place finish on the day. Ferguson won the 400 IM (4:48.52) and came second in the 500 freestyle while McWilliams won the 500 freestyle (5:24.15) and came second in the 400 IM.

Senior Erin Talbot (200 freestyle, 2:05.45) and freshman Ashley Ezell (100 butterfly, 1:03.77) each posted victories for the Bears as well. The 200 medley relay team of Ezell, Terri Jozsa, McWilliams, and Patti Eidenire also recorded a win for Coast Guard in a time of 1:59.79.

Coast Guard had five other individual second place finishers in the meet. Senior Elizabeth Kenis (100 backstroke), sophomore Kelsey Gray (1000 freestyle), and freshmen Megan Toomey (1000 freestyle), Carly Campbell (200 freestyle), and Eidenire (50 freestyle) all grabbed four points apiece for Coast Guard.

Coast Guard resumes competition on Saturday, February 2nd when they travel to Middletown, Conn. to take on Wesleyan University. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1:00.

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