NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The Iona College women’s swimming and diving team completed their final home meet with a win over MAAC local rival Manhattan 169-104 on Monday evening at the Hynes Athletics Center Pool.
The 16-event formation aided the Gaels, as the team won 12 races along with 10 second place finishes.
Senior Briana Gongloff won the one-meter diving event with a 204.08. Freshman Alicia Raffle coming in second at 179.28 and junior Melanie Dilascio finishing third at 169.55.
In the 200-medley, the Gaels placed second with senior Theresa Harvey, juniors Kerri-Anne Dodenhoff and Maria Skeivys and freshman Leigh Musselman coming in at 1:53.84.
Senior Kara Nowakowski and freshman Emma Martinus finished in the top-two spots in the 1,000-free, with Nowakowski finishing in 11:06.71 and Martinus at 11:35.18.
Junior Brigitte Doughty won the 200-free in 2:00.53 with sophomore Samantha Jaile finishing third in 2:10.73.
Senior Kelsie Johnson won the 100-backstroke finishing just above a minute, 1:00.51 and sophomore Olivia Kroll in second place in 1:03.46.
Iona added another top-two finish as Dodenhoff won the 100-breastroke in 1:07.93 and freshman Mary Ellen Mangione placed second in 1:10.22.
In the 200-fly, senior Victoria Ponzo won in 2:10.64 and freshman Daniela Beasley came in second at 2:23.70. Ponzo also won the 100-fly in 1:00.81.
Harvey added to her career wins in the 50-free hitting the touchpad in 25.36 with freshman Melissa Dorsch finishing at 25.92. Harvey won the next race, the 100-free in 54.92. Dodenhoff and Dorsch finished in the next two spots.
Musselman, Kroll and Martinus swept the 200-backstroke with Musselman winning in 2:16.53. In the 200-breastroke, Mangione won and classmate Cassidy O’Connell finished second.
Doughty and Nowakowski also added points for Iona in their second long-distance event, winning the 500-free. Doughty’s time was 5:22.27 and Nowakowski placed in second at 5:31.74.
The Gaels will now rest and prepare for the MAAC Championships in Buffalo, NY from Feb.14 until Feb. 16.