November 9, 2013

Grove City falls in home opener

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving team opened the 2013-14 home schedule Saturday afternoon by hosting Carnegie Mellon and Rochester in a non-conference tri-meet at James E. Longnecker Pool. Carnegie Mellon downed Grove City 220-80 and Rochester claimed a 166-134 win over the Wolverines.

Freshman Megan Smith (Tyler, Texas/Kolbe) earned Grove City's lone win Saturday by taking the 1000 in 10 minutes, 41.19 seconds. Smith edged sophomore Megan Bilko (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan), who finished second in the 1000 with a time of 10:43.23.

Bilko also took second in the 500 (5:15.73) while Smith took second place in the 200 breaststroke in 2:31.90.

Sophomore Carolyn Eckendorf (Fairview, Pa./Fairview) placed second in 1-meter diving with 252.15 points.

Grove City (2-2) hosts Wheeling Jesuit next Saturday at 1 p.m.


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