Women's swimming outpaces Northeastern

by Richard Petty | 1/6/97 6:00am

The women's swim team went into the weekend looking to improve on its 2-2 record. After falling to Harvard at the end of last term, the team spent Christmas break in Fort Lauderdale, gearing up for the winter season.

The Big Green was looking to return to its winning ways before facing their next Ivy League opponent, Pennsylvania, this weekend. Non-conference opponent Northeastern was just what Dartmouth was looking for. The Big Green went into the meet with confidence and came away with a 161-134 victory, after winning 10 of 16 events.

"We entered a lot of swimmers in events other than their specialty, but we still raced well and scored points." Co-Captain Andrea Hill '97 said.

In the water, Amy Schneeberger '97 and Hill paced the Big Green, with two victories apiece. Schneeberger won the 400 yard IM and the 200 yard butterfly. She just missed the opportunity to come home with a sweep, finishing second in the 1000 yard freestyle.

Hill, the defending Eastern champion in the 200 yard breaststroke, tried her hand at the 500 freestyle, an event she won. She also led Dartmouth to victory in the 200 medley relay, swimming the breaststroke leg.

The Big Green did not fare as well on the diving board, as Northeastern took first on both the one meter and the three meter. Northeastern was expected to win on both boards, behind one of the strongest divers in the East.

However, Dartmouth was disappointed on the one meter as two Northeastern divers swept the top two spots. After the 3-4-5 finish on the one meter, co-Captain Sarah Hobson '97 rallied to take second in the three meter competition.

The Big Green resumes Ivy League competition this Saturday. Dartmouth will face the University of Pennsylvania at the Karl B. Michael Pool at noon.