WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University women's swimming & diving team was defeated by Landmark Conference foe Scranton 166-127 on Saturday afternoon at the DuFour Center Pool.
The Cardinals opened the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-medley relay, finishing with a relay time of 1:54.74. Megan Leibfreid (27.92), Madeline Doucette (32.48), Emily Tighe (28.43), and Emma Gould (25.91) teamed up to earn four points for the team.
Gould touched first in the 200-freestyle in the next event with a first-place time of 2:03.10. The freshman earned two top finishes, the first of her career, in the meet.
Leibfreid and Alexa Hipp went two-three in the 100-backstroke with times of 1:02.19 and 1:02.34, respectively. Gould added her second event win in the 100-freestyle in event 15 with a winning time of 56.82.
Fellow freshman Mary Pilkington took the top spot in the 500-freestyle, touching first at 5:39.87. Smith followed for second place to earn four points with a time of 5:42.16. Senior Emily Tighe then earned Catholic's last individual event win in the 100-butterfly at 1:04.14.
The Cardinals closed the meet with a second-place finish as well in the 200-freestyle relay. Leibfreid, Caroline Beal, Doucette, and Gould combined for a 1:44.63 time.
Junior Nellie Adams represented the Cards on the 1-meter diving board, earning two points with her 91.20 final score.
Catholic hosts another Landmark opponent in Elizabethtown on Saturday, November 9 for its next meet. Meet time is set for 1 p.m.