Hollins Starts Season With Sweep

Hollins Starts Season With Sweep

Roanoke, VA - After swimming in a pair of invitational style events, the Hollins swim team entered one on one competition when they hosted Greensboro and Guilford in a tri-meet. Not only was it the first dual meets for Hollins, it was the first chance to swim in their own pool during competition. Hollins won five of the 10 events and used those first place points to pick up two victories on Saturday afternoon.

Hollins defeated Greensboro, 96-54, while besting the Quakers 108-52. It was the second time that Hollins has defeated their conference rivals, after finishing 5th at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Relays last weekend.

The meet got off to a good start for the home team when Maya Schattgen, Lucy Manjikian, Alexandra Sanchez, and Debra Henke won the 200 Medley Relay. During the afternoon, Hollins picked up individual wins in three events before closing the meet with another first place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay. 

Henke added first place points in the 100 Freestyle and a runner-up finish in the 200 Individual Medley. Schattgen topped the field in the 100 Butterfly and just missed another win in the 100 Backstroke. The third win for Hollins was posted by Dani Raymond in the 200 Freestyle. Raymond earned second place points in the 1000 and 500 Freestyle events.Sanchez added a pair of second place swims in the 50 and 100 Freestyle while Manjikian was runner-up in the 100 Breaststroke. Hollins added third place points with Betzy Liriano in the 500 and 1000 and Kaleigh DePetro just got out touched in the 100 Freestyle.

To close the meet and solidify the wins, Hollins won the 400 Freestyle Relay with Henke, Raymond, Schattgen, and Sanchez pacing the field.

Hollins will have two weeks to prepare for her next event, a tri-meet with Cedar Crest and arch rival Sweet Briar.