Smithfield, R.I.--Freshmen Athena Sampalis (West Greenwich, RI) notched a pair of first place finishes as the Rhode Island College women's swimming team dropped a 130-61 decision against Western New England in a meet held at Bryant University's Chace Athletic Center on Friday Evening.
Western New England (2-2), 130
Rhode Island College (0-3), 61
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Sampalis took first in both the 50-yard freestyle (28.87) and the 100-yard IM (1:17.12). She also had a second place finish in the 50-yard backstroke (35.69) and swam the anchor leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:08.47).
• RIC senior Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) finished second in both the 200-yard freestyle (2:34.75) and the 500-yard freestyle (6:55.04). She also had the third leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:08.47).
• Freshman Mary McBride (Rumford, RI) recorded a third place finish in both the 50-yard freestyle (29.87) and the 500-yard freestyle (7:17.91). McBride swam the lead leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:08.47) for the Anchorwomen.
• RIC junior Emily Butterfield (Cranston, RI) took second in both the 50-yard breaststroke (41.65) and the 100-yard IM (1:31.05) Butterfield placed third in the 100-yard freestyle and swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:08.47) that notched a first place finish.
• Western New England was paced by freshman Gianna Biolo (Watertown, CT) who finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:40.93) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1:58.53).
• Junior Kayla Snider (Leesburg, VA) had a first place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:31.00) and also notched a first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (6:00.62) for the Golden Bears.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Plymouth State on Saturday, Dec. 1 (1 p.m.).