Women’s swim yields to Kean

In their first meet of the season, Ramapo’s women’s swim team fell to Kean University by a final tally of 213-48. The Roadrunners now start the season 0-1 while the Cougars begin 1-0.

Kean came out first in all 14 events that Ramapo participated in. The meet opened with the 200-yard medley relay, which saw Ramapo place third behind two Cougar teams. The Roadrunner team that placed third consisted of Alazne Sudupe, Camila Mercado, Meghan Cortez-Fields and Grace Korey, and finished with a time of 2:00.84 — eight seconds behind first place.

In the second event of the day, the 1000-yard freestyle, Ramapo’s Cami Yovich recorded a second-place finish with a time of 11:43.32, just 11 seconds behind Kean’s first-place Alisa Dovbnya.

Other top-three finishes on the day for the Roadrunners included Korey placing third in the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard breaststroke, Sudupe placing third in the 200-yard butterfly and in the 500-yard freestyle, and Cortez-Fields placing third in the 100-yard butterfly. 

Overall, the season did not get off to a good start for the Roadrunners with just one second-place and six third-place finishes in 14 total events. This loss also comes at a price, being a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) matchup. The Cougars are just one of four-remaining undefeated teams in the conference, while the Roadrunners are one of three winless teams so far.

Up next for Ramapo will be a non-conference matchup against Susquehanna University on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Adele & Reuben Thomas Pool in Mahwah.




Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics