Women's Swimming and Diving Falls Short To Alfred State

Women's Swimming and Diving Falls Short To Alfred State

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's swimming and diving won 10 out of 16 events but fell short in a close 153-139 loss to Alfred State in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday.

Score: Alfred State 153, Behrend 139
Location: Erie, Pa. | Junker Center Pool

Key Moments:


* The team of Abigail Witmer (Herndon, VA/Herndon), Barbie Cessar (Slippery Rock, PA/Slippery Rock), Valerie Grimes (Farmington, PA/Uniontown) and Jessica Wyckoff (Elma, NY/Iroquois) won the opening 200 medley relay (2:01.75)
* Marcella Puglia (Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk) and Cessar led the Lions with three individual first-place finishes apiece, while Cessar and Witmer each had two individual wins and a relay victory

First-Place Finishers:

* Puglia – 1000 freestyle (11:38.04), 200 butterfly (2:40.33), 500 freestyle (5:43.07)
* Witmer – 100 backstroke (1:07.28), 200 backstroke (2:24.60), 100 butterfly (1:06.83)
* Cessar – 100 breaststroke (1:16.51), 200 breaststroke (2:45.14), 200 IM (2:30.55)

Next Up

* The Lions return to action on Saturday at Westminster for a non-conference dual meet beginning at 12 p.m.