Lions Take Down W&J in Women's Swimming

Lions Take Down W&J in Women's Swimming

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's swimming and diving team defeated Washington & Jefferson 119-50 in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Penn State Behrend 119, Washington & Jefferson 50
Location: Washington, Pa. | Henry Memorial Natatorium

Key Moments:

* The Behrend Lions won their second straight dual meet in commanding fashion
* Behrend won the top two spots in six events
* Olivia Webster (Hopewell, PA/Hopewell), Barbie Cessar (Slippery Rock, PA/Slippery Rock), Valerie Grimes (Farmington, PA/Uniontown), Trulee Stainbrook (DuBois, PA/DuBois) won the opening 11 points in the 200 medley relay
* The Lions also took second in the 200 medley relay
* In addition to the relay, Webster won two individual events, touching first in the 100 and 200 backstroke
* Marcella Puglia (Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk) also won two individual events for Behrend (500 and 1000 freestyle)

First-Place Finishes
Marcella Puglia – 1000 freestyle (11:52.90), 500 freestyle (5:42.29)
Olivia Webster – 100 backstroke (1:11.25), 200 backstroke (2:30.12)
Trulee Stainbrook – 100 freestyle (1:03.17)
Barbie Cessar – 200 breaststroke (2:39.54)

Next Up

* The Lions return to action on Saturday at Pitt-Bradford in AMCC action. Meet is set for 1 p.m.