Vermont vs. Northeastern

BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 16. NORTHEASTERN swam swiftly in its first meet of the season, as the Huskies defeated the Vermont Catamounts, 165-124 at Barletta Natatorium on Saturday.

The Huskies won 10 of the 16 events and eight of the first nine events. Events 14, 15 and 16 became exhibitions after Northeastern clinched the event.

Senior Erica Smotrycz won both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events, as she posted times of 24.67 seconds and 53.94 seconds, respectively.

The freshmen were also fantastic for the Huskies, led by Dana Schleif who finished the 100-yard backstroke in 59.57 seconds to win the event. Schleif also swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay for the Huskies, who took first in that event.

Freshmen twins Adriana Speulveda and Julia Sepulveda also performed well, with Adriana a winner in the 200-yard freestyle event. Julia's best finish was second place in the 200-yard backstroke, one of the few events Vermont won.

One other freshman winner for Northeastern was Julia Alvarez, who dominated the breaststroke events. Alvarez won both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events, as she completed them in 1:05.37 and 2:25.67. She was joined by classmate Alli Gielowski, who won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.47 seconds.

Jill Kearns also won for the Huskies, as she swam the 200-yard butterfuly in 2:08.75.

On the diving platform, senior Jennyfer Roberts won the 1 meter event with a score of 251.5 points.

Today's home opener against Vermont can be replayed on GoNU.TV along with any Huskies' home event.

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