Feb. 2, 2003
Siena won the first six events and coasted to a 132-103 victory over host Niagara in a MAAC women's swimming and diving meet Saturday afternoon. The Saints had seven different individuals take home top times in the 13-event meet.
Senior Olga Kandarouva followed the Saints initial win in the 200-yard medley relay with a victory in the 1000-yard freestyle. Kandarouva finished 30 seconds before teammate Cathy Hoehn who edged out Siena's Kelly Collins for second place.
Freshman Kristine Robinson continued her strong rookie campaign with a victory in the successive 200-yard freestyle. Christi Hunter finished second in the event for Siena.
The meet's fourth event dsaw Siena senior Martha Kroll sprint to a .03 second (25.51) victory over Niagara's Traci Liberi. Debra Tagliaferro took third place for the victors.
Kaitlin Krause and Dana Golino continued the Saints youth movement capturing the top two spots in the 200-yard individual medley. Sophomore Leag Serbalik followed with a convincing win on the 1M springboard to give Siena an insurmountable lead.
After back-to-back wins by the home team, Golino got Siena back on track with a five-second win in the 100-yard backstroke--her sixth victory of the season in the event. Hunter and Kathleen Noonan took second in third for Siena.
The most dominant performance of the day came from senior Kelly Pangburn in the 500-yard freestyle. Pangburn blazed past the competition in 5:11.97--25 seconds faster than the hard-charging Kandarouva who placed second.
The Saints swam the final two events in exhibition, closing the meet with a 1:42.95 time in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Siena, 7-2 on the season and 5-0 in the MAAC, closes out the regular-season portion of its schedule on Saturday at Fairfield.