Rutgers Claims Victory Over Wagner College, 195-102

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In their first dual meet of the season Rutgers bested Wagner College 195-102. Alyssa Black claimed both diving events while Morgan Pfaff, Rachel Stoddard and Joanna Wu joined her in winning two individual events each.

Rutgers Press Release:

Competing in its first dual meet of the season, the Rutgers swimming and diving team delivered a 195-102 victory over Wagner night at the RU Aquatics Center. The Scarlet Knight swimmers collected 10 wins against the Seahawks, while junior diver Alyssa Black captured both the 1-meter and 3-meter dive events off the boards.

“It was a good day in the pool and we did a good job of attacking no matter what event it was,” said head coach Petra Martin. “Overall, we did a great job and we’ve really been after it. We’re punching the wall first a lot, and the drive and focus demonstrated was something I was looking for.”

Senior Morgan Pfaff secured first-place times in the 200 butterfly and the 200 individual medley, with her 2:07.39 finish in the IM marking a personal-best time this season. Pfaff also produced a season-low time of 2:05.72 in the 200 butterfly, where she finished second.

Junior Rachel Stoddard added two individual victories for RU, which included wins in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Stoddard hit the wall at 1:05.08 in the 100 breast and her time of 2:22.07 in the 200 breast was a season-low result.

Senior Joanna Wu also added two wins for Rutgers, finishing first in the 100 backstroke (55.54) and 200 backstroke (2:02.22), the second time she has produced top times in both events in as many weekends.

Participating in the 1650 freestyle, sophomore Thomasin Lee added a season-low 17:45.26 to her resume, securing first in the event.

In relay action, Pfaff, Stoddard, junior Meghan Kielly and Wu touched the wall first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:45.40.

Black enjoyed successful diving for the Scarlet Knights, with top performances in both 1 and 3-meter dive events. Black scored a 319.35 in the 3-meter dive and added a 295.34 total in the 1-meter dive.

Rutgers returns to the pool when it hosts Georgetown, Seton Hall and Villanova for a two-day quad meet from Friday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 7.

Wagner Press Release:

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