ARLINGTON, Va. - The Gallaudet University women's swim team split a double dual meet on Friday night on the campus of Marymount (Va.) University in Arlington, Va. The Bison defeated Frostburg State University 52-43 to increase their winning streak to four straight matches but the streak was stopped by the host Saints as the Capital Athletic Conference rival won 64-30.
Gallaudet (4-6, 0-5 CAC) started off the blocks with a strong showing in the first three women's events. The Bison 200-yard medley relay team of senior Rachel Steingieser (New Market, Md.), juniors Carlisle Robinson (Carmel, Ind.), Misella Tomita (Kahului, Hawaii) and freshman Sara Moore (Charleston, WVa.) finished second behind the Saints with a time of 2:08.90. Robinson followed with Gallaudet's only first-place finish as she won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:35.97. Robinson was more than 31 seconds faster than the second-place swimmer from Frostburg. GU teammate Kimberly Lin (San Jose, Calif.) took third-place.
Steingieser earned some points for the Buff and Blue as she placed third in the 200-yard free with a time of 2:30.10. Later in the meet, Gallaudet secured some key points in the 100-yard breaststroke as freshman Tong Song (Beijing, China) finished second with a time of 1:20.11, just seven seconds back of first-place. Robinson also finished third in the 100-yard free (59.71 seconds). The final event was the 200-yard free relay and the Bison didn't disappoint as they finished strong with a second-place showing as they touched the wall at 2:38.61. The relay consisted of sophomore Raven Slevin (Green Valley, Ill.) freshmen Cassandra Jones-Bell (Tucson, Ariz.), Randi Medugno (Bay Area, Calif.) and Lin.
Gallaudet will host Hood College on Sunday, January 24, in the final regular-season home meet for the Bison seniors. The CAC meet begins at 1 p.m. in the Field House pool.