Gaels Sweep Diving Events But Fall At Fordham
Release: Friday 01/18/2013
BRONX, NY – The Iona College women’s swimming and diving team fell to local rival Fordham, 140-93, on Friday evening at the Messmore aquatic Center. 

The Gaels took four of the 13 events, with wins in the 100-breast, 200-free relay, one-meter and three-meter diving.  

On the board, senior Jamie Colburn won the three-meter dive with the score of 161.25 and junior Melanie Dilascio won the one-meter, scoring 164.85.  Freshman Alicia Raffle and Dilascio placed second and third in the three-meter diving with Raffle also finishing second in the one-meter board.

In the 100-breast, junior Kerri-Anne Dodenhoff placed first at 1:08.45. Freshman Mary Ellen Mangione finished second, 1:11.26, classmate Cassidy O’Connell placed third and sophomore Katie Stelnicki in fourth. 

The other Iona win, saw the foursome in the 200-free relay finish in 1:47.50. Led by seniors Kelsie Johnson, Victoria Ponzo, Mangione and anchored by junior Brigitte Doughty, the group finished a few second ahead of the Iona "B" squad.  

Other notable Iona finishes included, a third place finish in the 200-medley relay, senior Theresa Harvey finished second in the 50-free , senior Kara Nowakowski finished third in the 1,000-free,  Dodenhoff came in third in the 100-free,  the “B” relay squad finished second in the 200-free (freshman Alexa Caravella, sophomore Samantha Jaile, O’Connell and Nowakowski). 

The Gaels will return to the Hynes Athletics Center on Tuesday for a MAAC meet with Saint Peter’s at 5 p.m. 

IONA Women's Swimming & Diving


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