MIDDLETOWN, Conn.-Senior Chantel Ferguson and juniors Darlene Sao and Sara Cantrell each won a pair of events but it wasn't enough as the Coast Guard women's swimming and diving team dropped a 171-124 decision to Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The loss snaps a modest two-meet win streak for the Bears, who fall to 3-7 on the year.
Ferguson claimed victories in both the 100 and 200 butterfly with times of 1:00.77 and 2:14.09 while Cantrell swept the diving events with scores of 227.32 (1-meter) and 249.97 (3-meter), respectively.
Sao had perhaps the most impressive performance on the afternoon, winning both the 100 freestyle (55.41) and 200 IM (2:12.67) while swimming lead-off for the second place 200 medley relay team (1:56.85), and placing second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.33. Joining Sao on the 200 medley relay team were junior Kelsey Gray, junior Caitlyn Gever, and sophomore Patti Eidenire.
Eidenire also earned a second place finish in the 50 freestyle in 25.67, joining freshman Miranda Fay (2nd place, 1000 freestyle, 11:33.21) as other top finishers for the Bears.
Additionally the 200 freestyle relay team of Eidenire, freshman Rachel Seaman, Gever, and Gray earned a second place finish with a time of 1:44.39.
Coast Guard returns to action when they compete at the NEWMAC Championships from February 20th through February 23rd.