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Rollins and Nova Southeastern Tangle in Season Opener

Rollins and Nova Southeastern Tangle in Season Opener

WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 4, 2019) – Rollins won two individual events, but Nova Southeastern's depth proved to be too much as the Tars dropped a 145-60 dual meet at Alfond Pool on Friday. 

"I am thrilled with how the team performed in our season opener against NSU," said interim head coach Julianne Lehner. "They seized the opportunity to race the defending conference champions, and one of the strongest programs in the nation. Our energy was contagious and our positive outlook resulted in many phenomenal swims. I am extremely proud of the hard work we have been putting in, and feel this is a taste of all the success this team is going to have this season." 

Beatriz Olivieri won on event and nearly captured a second victory to lead the Tars. The sophomore was first in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.83 and second in the 200-freestyle by just .03 seconds (1:56.16). 

Maya Thompson also had a big day for the Tars, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 24:38 and taking second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.23. Hannah Brockman was third in the 50 (24.98) and teamed with Marisa Gingerich, Maia Russell and Hannah Wiedemann to finish third in the 200-yard medley (1:52.17).

Wiedemann was third in the 100-yard IM (59.58), Alana Goodwin took third in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:02.75) and Gingerich was third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.23).

Jill Hughes took second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:15.59.

The Tars 200-yard freestyle relay team of Brockman, Gingerich, Anna Van Zyverden and Thompson posted a time of 1:39.73 in a runner-up finish.

The Tars are back in action Friday, October 18 traveling to Lakeland to face Florida Southern. Competition is set for 3 p.m.