Maine Women Compete against UNH for Senior Night

Maine Women Compete against UNH for Senior Night

Maine Women Compete against UNH for Senior Night

The University of Maine swimming and diving team dropped a dual meet to UNH 170-122 on Friday night at home. This was Maine's final meet at home for the 2013-2014 season.

The  Black Bear women started  the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Lauren Dwyer (Orono, Maine) Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.), Erica Smrcina (North Falmouth,Mass.) and Katerina Mosquera-Cardi (Montreal, Canada) led the way with a 1:49.07 finish.

Dwyer finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.49). Shannon Bender (Cumberland. R.I.) touched for second in the 1000-yard freestyle at (10:45.65) followed by teammate Katie-Jean Hinckley (Prospect, Conn.) in third (10:53.66). Bender also finished third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.42).

 Harvey earned the gold in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.69). Abby Linn (Elkhart, Ind.) grabbed a fourth place finish at 1:09.17 and Sammy Mathieu (Oakland, Maine) a fifth (1:12.22). Harvey took silver in the 200-yard breaststroke at (2:26.00).

Courtney Norman (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) nabbed a fourth place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.30) followed by Kailey Dowd (Mendon, Mass.) (5:20.39) and Taylor Sharp (Burlington, Ontario) (5:22.93).

Smrcina touched for fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:11.02) followed by Rebecca Bonnett (Bath, Maine) in fifth (2:19.24). Smrcina took bronze in the 100-yard butterfly (58.16).  Freshman Tessa Lindsley (Bath, Maine) notched a fourth place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (55.42).

Maine finished the meet with a one, two, three in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

In diving, the Black Bears swept the one meter.  Kara Capossela (Greenwich, Conn.) led the way with a score of 245.10 followed by Hayli Weitz at 175.88 and Tori Leonard (Kennebunk, Maine) in third 164.55. Capossela took first in the three meter with a score of 271.20. Weitz grabbed third place with a score of 219.45.


Maine will prepare for the America East Championships on Feb 13th-16th in Worcester, Mass at the WPI Sports and Rec Center. The men continue their season on Feb 8th at Bates College, the host of the Maine Meet.

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