NEW LONDON, Conn.-Senior Chantel Ferguson won the 100 butterfly but it wasn't enough as the Coast Guard women's swimming and diving team dropped a pair of decisions to WPI and Providence College on Friday evening. The Bears (1-4) fell in a tight affair to WPI 139-138 and dropped a 198-82 decision to Division I Providence. In the other dual match-up Providence defeated WPI by a 183-97 margin.
Ferguson was the only individual winner on the day, taking home first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.29.
The Bears did manage a half dozen second place finishes (five in swimming events and one in diving). Junior Sara Cantrell placed second with a finals score of 244.80 in the 1-meter diving.
Classmate Darlene Sao took home a pair of second place finishes in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle, respectively. Sao completed the backstroke in a time of 1:02.83 while finishing the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.07. She also took home a third place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.55.
Freshman Kaitlyn Toth also had a pair of second place finishes for Coast Guard in the 200 butterfly and 100 butterfly with times of 2:17.84 and 1:02.50, respectively.
The top finishing relay team was the 400 freestyle quartet of sophomore Patti Eidenire, freshman Rachel Seaman, sophomore Carly Campbell, and Sao. The group recorded a time of 3:46.02, good for third place in the event.
Freshman Carlie Gilligan recorded a second and a third place finish in the 200 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively. Her times were 2:33.82 in the 200 breaststroke and 1:12.88 in the 100 breaststroke.
Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, November 23rd when they take on cross-street rival Conn. College at 1:00 pm.