Women’s swimming speeds past Bulldogs

By: Nikjil Jelaji

The Xavier women’s swim team won its second meet in two days, taking down the Butler University Bulldogs 74-52 at O’Connor Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Musketeers’ 200 medley relay started the afternoon with a small margin of victory. Junior Jacquelyn Misanik, sophomore Haley Dresner, senior Lynn Brotherton and junior Carly Davis won by a narrow four-tenths of a second. Sophomore Molly Kroeger and freshman Mikaela Saugsted won the 2×500 free relay. The two Musketeers teamed up for a time of 10:41.98. Freshman Taylor Jach won the 200 free against the Bulldogs after winning the 1000 free on Friday against Tiffin University.

Misanik, junior Carolyn Stewart and sophomore Kristen Liebert brought home a victory in the 3×50 backstroke relay.

Desner, junior Maddie Day and freshman Hanna Martin followed with first place in the 3×50 breaststroke relay.

The Musketeers also received first-place efforts by freshman Sarah Stone in the 200 fly and sophomore Claire Brolsma in the 50 free, Jach in the 100 free, Stewart in the 200 back and Martin in the 200 breast.

Day, Kroeger, freshman Heidi Turner and sophomore Mackenna Rife won the 500 free relay.

The final victory for the Musketeers came from junior Kelsie Johns, Stone and senior Olivia Wilkes in the 3×50 butterfly relay.

The Xavier men’s and women’s swim teams also beat Tiffin as the men won with a score of 81-36, while the women won with a score of 78-28.

Xavier will be back in action on Nov. 22-24 as they partake in the Cleveland State Invitational in Cleveland.