TROY, N.Y. – Bentley University senior Paige Wilde (Naugatuck, Conn./Holy Cross HS) posted two diving victories and freshman Emily Niemiec (Meriden, Conn./Francis T. Maloney HS) achieved the team's only swimming win as the Falcons dropped a 142-91 decision to The College of Saint Rose in women's college swimming Sunday afternoon at RPI.
Niemiec's victory came in the 200 yard individual medley with her time of 2:17.09 a Falcon season-best and also the fourth best recorded by a Northeast-10 Conference swimmer this season. She was also part of Bentley's 200 medley relay team that finished second in 1:56.17, a team-best time for the season.
That relay also included junior Melissa Clauss (Oakland, N.J./Bergen County Academies), sophomore Kaitlin McGahie (Boylston, Mass./Tahanto Reg. HS) and senior Nadine Edwards (Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS).
Other seconds for the Falcons in individual events included McGahie in the 100 freestyle (56.07), Edwards in the 500 free (5:32.54), junior Kelly Culkin (Avon, Conn./Avon HS) in the 1000 free (11:34.69) and sophomore Nicole Hellstern (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) in the 50 free (25.92).
Bentley, 1-3, is off until Nov. 19 when it will host UMass-Dartmouth at 6 pm, the first of three meets in four days.