Smithfield, R.I.-Senior Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) took home first place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:51.34) and also recorded a pair of third place finishes as the Rhode Island College women's swimming team opened the home portion of the 2017-18 season with a 113-76 setback against Eastern Connecticut in a Little East Conference contest held at Bryant University's Chace Center Pool on Saturday afternoon.
• Eastern Connecticut took first place in eight of the 11 events in the victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Curran registered the first place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:51.34), which qualified her for a spot in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship. She also recorded a third place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:46.41). Curran also qualified for the NEISDA Championship with her third place finish in the 400-yard IM (5:38.02). Curran swam the lead leg of the second place 400-yard medley relay (5:16.78) and had the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:22.50) that recorded a second place finish.
• RIC junior Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) had a first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (6:36.11) and was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:32.99). She also swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:05.18) that notched a second place finish.
• Freshman Alexis Lewis (North Kingstown, RI) finished in second place in the 500-yard freestyle (7:55.90) and had a fourth place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (17:45.17). Lewis also swam the second leg of the second place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:22.50).
• Sophomore Vanessa Dao (Revere, MA) had a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (29.38) for the Anchorwomen. She also finished in third place in the 1,000-yard freestyle (14:14.02) and was fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (1:05.14).
• Freshman Saige Grace (East Hampton, CT) had a pair of first place finishes for Eastern Connecticut, winning the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.96) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.60). She also had the anchor leg of the first place 400-yard medley relay (4:31.95).
• Freshman Maggie Lasto (Orange, CT) also had a pair of first place finishes for the Warriors, winning the 400-yard IM (5:00.61) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:21.82). She also swam the lead leg of the first place 400-yard medley relay (4:31.95).
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Western New England on Friday, Nov. 17 (6 p.m.).