Lady Monarchs Topple American To Earn Second CAA Win
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA (Jan. 29) - Old Dominion's women's swimming and diving team toppled CAA-foe American, 144-99, to earn its second win of the season. The Lady Monarchs (2-10, 2-4) were narrowly defeated by William and Mary, 119-123, in other action during the tri-meet.
Once again, the Lady Monarchs were paced by a trio of impressive freshman. Freshman freestyle specialist Jamie D'Agostino (Ardsley, NY) continued to dominate CAA competition with wins in the 1000 (10:17.35), 200 (1:54.259) and 500 freestyle (5:06.521) events.
Meanwhile, freshman diver Ashley Kirchner (Arlington, VA) continued her winning ways on the boards, sweeping the diving events with scores of 245.20 on the three meter and 226.10 on the one meter. Freshman Kara Fichthorn (Landsdowne, PA) scored wins in the 200 butterfly (2:10.239) and in the 400 IM (4:32.262).
The Lady Monarchs finish the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 5, as they host UMBC at 12 pm in the Scrap Chandler Pool.
Final Scores William and Mary 123, William and Mary 130, Old Dominion 119 American 111 American 99, Old Dominion 142 Old Dominion Times 400 Medley Relay ODU-Mooney, Paller, Fichthorn, Vanderbilt 4:03.966 (2nd) 1000 Free Jamie D'Agostino 10:17.35 (1st) Anne Chapman 10:42.16 (3rd) 200 Free Jamie D'Agostino 1:54.259 (1st) Anne Mittlestaedt 2:01.180 (4th) Megan Kopistecki 2:04.483 (7th) 50 Free Sarah Mooney 25.535 (3rd) Tori Vanderbilt 25.562 (4th) Megan Paller 28.033 (8th) 400 IM Kara Fichthorn 4:32.262 (1st) Anne Chapman 4:44.197 (4th) Brianna Wolfe 4:59.634 (7th) Three Meter Diving Ashley Kirchner 245.20 (1st) Andria Cucchiara 210.60 (3rd) 200 Butterfly Kara Fichthorn 2:10.239 (1st) Katie Schiller 2:20.550 (7th) Robin Blakeney 2:35.605 (8th) 100 Free Tori Vanderbilt 55.038 (3rd) Megan Kopistecki 57.421 (7th) Dianna DiToro 59.673 (9th) 200 Back Sarah Mooney 2:10.827 (2nd) Brianna Wolfe 2:13.916 (5th) Katie Schiller 2:31.217 (8th) 500 Free Jamie D'Agostino 5:06.521 (1st) Anne Chapman 5:15.115 (3rd) Anne Mittlestaedt 5:19.792 (5th) One Meter Diving Ashley Kirchner 226.10 (1st) Andria Cucchiara 190.55 (4th) 200 Breast Megan Paller 2:33.380 (6th) Robin Blakeney 2:34.194 (7th) Dianna DiToro 2:53.650 (9th)