Jake Elmslie – Sports Editor
Rhode Island College Women’s Swimming sustained their 3rd team loss of the season Friday night in a 130-61 defeat at the hands of the 2-2 Western New England University Golden Bears.
The loss did not come without bright spots however, with Athena Sampalis continuing her strong freshmen season. The Toll Gate product earned individual victories in both the 100-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle with times of 1:17.2 and 28.87 respectively. She also took second in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 35.69 and swam the final leg of RIC’s first place 200-yard freestyle relay team.
The Anchorwomen also got a strong performance from Senior Madison Lane who recorded second place finishes in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles with respective times of 2:34.75 and 6:55.04.
The RIC swim team will fall to 0-3 on the season as a result of this loss. The team will take a brief reprieve for the thanksgiving holiday before looking to rebound Saturday, December 1st when they will take to the road to face off against the 1-1 Plymouth State University Panthers.