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New Canaan swimming and diving flies past Falcons at Fairfield U.

New Canaan’s Nicole Vanderlee had a hand in four event victories as the Rams defeated Ludlowe at Fairfield University on Thursday. — Dave Stewart photo
The New Canaan Rams’ swimming and diving team won 10 of 12 events and cruised to their fourth victory of the season, 97-81, over the Ludlowe Falcons Thursday at Fairfield University.
New Canaan won all three relays, and had two individual wins apiece from senior Nicole Vanderlee and sophomore Maddie Haley en route to the victory. The Rams are now 4-1 heading into a showdown against the rival Darien Blue Wave at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Darien YMCA.
The Rams kicked off the meet by taking first and second in the 200 medley relay. Alex Pastushan, Kate Hunter, Vanderlee, and Haley won in 2:12.06, with Cathy Steinberg, Tyler Liffman, Alex Mehos, and Paige Volpe second in 2:16.96.
That staked New Canaan to a quick 12-2 lead and it led by double digits the rest of the way.
Vanderlee won both the 100 freestyle (1:01.61) and 100 breaststroke (1:23.36). While Maddie Haley won the 200 individual medley (2:28.10) and 100 backstroke (1:05.97).
Pastushan was first in the 500 freestyle (4:52.97) and Bridget Haley won the 100 butterfly (1:15.43).
Kendall Somma won the diving competition with a score of 198.15, with Ella Olafsson second at 186.20.
Alex Yee, Volpe, Hunter, Solo Marynovych won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:59.48, and Pastushan, Skylar Mascarinas, Maddie Haley, and Vanderlee won the 400 free relay in 4:19.09.
Here’s a look at the complete results:
New Canaan 97, Ludlowe 81
Thursday, Oct. 4, at Fairfield University
200 Medley Relay
1 – New Canaan (Alex Pastushan, Kate Hunter, Nicole Vanderlee, Maddie Haley), 2:12.06
2 – New Canaan (Cathy Steinberg, Tyler Liffman, Alex Mehos, Paige Volpe), 2:16.96
3 – Ludlowe (Coco Marson, Anna Close, Hailey Arman, Quinn Cunningham), 2:19.62
200 Freestyle
1 – Lily Kernaghan (FL), 2:16.72
2 – Alex Mehos (NC), 2:21.29
3 – Alexa Carrillo (NC), 2:26.18
4 – Skylar Mascarinas (NC), 2:29.44
5 – Sophia Viera (FL), 2:45.31
200 IM
1 – Maddie Haley (NC), 2:28.10
2 – Kate Hunter (NC), 2:43.45
3 – Becky Panella (NC), 2:47.31
4 – Anna Close (FL), 2:53.01
5 – Coco Marson (FL), 2:56.78
50 Freestyle
1 – Megan Phelan (FL), 29.06
2 – Alex Pastushan (NC), 29.82
3 – Sophia Yee (NC), 30.37
4 – Kelsey Farber (FL), 30.72
5 – Hailey Arman (FL), 31.58
Diving
1 – Kendall Somma (NC), 198.15
2 – Ella Olafsson (NC), 186.20
3 – Ava Mancini (FL), 158.25
4 – Lilah-Jean Challe (NC), 153.70
5 – Ava Golden (FL), 142.85
100 Butterfly
1 – Bridget Haley (NC), 1:15.43
2 – Alexa Carrillo (NC), 1:15.60
3 – Hailey Arman (FL), 1:16.03
4 – Becky Panella (NC), 1:18.79
5 – Alex Clyne (FL), 1:29.66
100 Freestyle
1 – Nicole Vanderlee (NC), 1:01.61
2 – Megan Phelan (FL), 1:02.14
3 – Alex Yee (NC), 1:06.79
4 – Paige Volpe (NC), 1:07.28
5 – Quinn Cunningham (FL), 1:09.08
500 Freestyle
1 – Alex Pastushan (NC), 4:52.97
2 – Sophia Yee (NC), 5:05.94
3 – Skylar Mascarinas (FL), 5:09.76
4 – Maddie McDermott (FL), 6:22.00
5 – Ruby Spadone (FL), 6:25.67
200 Freestyle Relay
1T – New Canaan (Alex Yee, Paige Volpe, Kate Hunter, Solo Marynovych), 1:59.48
1T – Ludlowe (Lily Kernaghan, Kelsey Farber, Hailey Arman, Megan Phelan), 1:59.48
3 – New Canaan (Becky Panella, Alexa Carrillo, Tyler Liffman, Skylar Mascarinas), 2:04.95
100 Backstroke
1 – Maddie Haley (NC), 1:05.97
2 – Lily Kernaghan (FL), 1:09.01
3 – Alex Mehos (NC), 1:13.50
4 – Coco Marson (FL), 1:15.92
5 – Quinn Cunningham (FL), 1:17.27
100 Breaststroke
1 – Nicole Vanderlee (NC), 1:23.36
2 – Anna Close (FL), 1:24.49
3 – Tyler Liffman (NC), 1:26.48
4 – Alex Yee (NC), 1:26.55
5 – Ali Nye (FL), 1:36.65
400 Freestyle Relay
1 – New Canaan (Alex Pastushan, Skylar Mascarinas, Maddie Haley, Nicole Vanderlee), 4:19.09
2 – New Canaan (Solo Marynovych, Paige Volpe, Alex Mehos, Sophia Yee), 4:23.79
3 – Ludlowe (Megan Phelan, Kelsey Farber, Quinn Cunningham, Lily Kernaghan), 4:36.11
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