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Women's Swimming Loses First Dual Meet in Over 14 Months

laurel glover swims the freestyle
Photo Credit: Bill Glover

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater College women's swimming team lost a dual meet for the first time in over 14 months, falling 142-63 to Roanoke in Nininger Pool.

The Eagles (4-1) last lost a dual meet on November 10, 2017- a one-point defeat vs. Emory & Henry. The Roanoke women improve to 10-0 on the season, including a victory over last year's second place ODAC squad Randolph-Macon.

After Roanoke went 1-2 in the opening 200 medley relay, the Eagles nearly went 1-2 in the ensuing 800 freestyle. Olivia Heeb-Wade pulled away from the field to win in 10:08.42. Laurel Glover closed a half-length deficit and came all the way back to catch RC's Hannah Sells, but Sells (10:26.88) held off the charge from Glover (10:28.41) on the final lap.

Heeb-Wade also placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:21.60.

Freshman Jessica Touve was second in the 200 free (2:24.62), and third in the 100 fly (1:14.94).

Kelley Hilliker was second in the 100 back (1:12.52), and Emma Daw placed third in the 100 free (1:07.91).

In the 400 IM, Rachael King placed second with a time of 5:37.43, with Hilliker coming in third (5:42.42).

BC also went 2-3 in the closing 200 free relay. Hilliker, Glover, Daw and Heeb-Wade swam 2:00.23, while Jessy Wilson, Kaitlyn Hilliker, Genevieve Young and Phoebe Hart touched in 2:16.75.

Bridgewater will be back in action next Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan, with a double-dual that also features Guilford.