Dudley, Mass. - The Trinity College women's swimming and diving team fell, 128-95, to Clark University on Saturday in a dual-meet that was decided by multiple neck-and-neck finishes. The Bantams were were led by senior Eliza Maciag (West Hartford, Conn.) who won Trinity's only individual event, the 100-meter backstroke. Maciag's time of 1:01.15 was more than three seconds faster than Clark's swimmer who finished in second place. Maciag was also a part of Trinity's 200-meter freestyle relay team, along with classmate Brenna Weber (New Orleans, La.) and rookie duo Julia Albino (Southbury, Conn.) and Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.), who took home first-place by five seconds. Clark out-touched Trinity in a handful of races to swing the points in the hosts favor. Weber and Ettinger added second-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM, respectively.
Head Coach Carlos Vega was encouraged by the team's effor today despite the final results. "Overall we head into finals on a positive note with a handful of season best times for both teams," said Vega. "We competed with a lot of grit and toughness today which was nice to see given the time of year and final exams looming."
Trinity returns to action on Friday, January 13, when they host Brandeis in Hartford at 6 p.m.