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Falcons Grasp Close Victory Over Titans

Britney Hilgendorf (Fr. • Madison) won both the 100 and 1,650-yard freestyle races as UW-Oshkosh dropped a 124-113 women’s swimming and diving match to UW-River Falls on Saturday (Nov. 19) in River Falls.

Hilgendorf accounted for two of the seven Titan victories with her times of 57.59 and 19:07.17. UW-Oshkosh racked up more points with first-place relay scores of 1:45.39 in the 200-yard freestyle and 2:05.35 in the 200-yard medley relay.

Katie Duffey (Jr. • McFarland), Melissa Harvey (Sr. • Kingsford, Mich.) and Emily Shandley (Jr. • Oak Creek) each captured one event. Duffey posted a mark of 1:09.36 in the 100-yard backstroke, while Harvey counted a 5:36.60 in the 500-yard freestyle and Shandley a 2:02.61 in the 200-yard freestyle.

That trio also recorded another top-three finish for each swimmer. Harvey earned second place in the 400-yard individual medley at 5:07.25, as did Shandley in the 100-yard butterfly at 1:06.45. Duffey tacked on a third-place result with her 400-yard individual medley time of 5:17.28.

Hannah Forcey (So. • Appleton) helped the Titans with a second-place clocking of 2:11.20 in the 200-yard freestyle and a third-place mark of 5:52.53 in the 500-yard freestyle. Vanessa Jagodinsky (So. • Green Bay) contributed her 1:10.89 in the 100-yard backstroke for second, along with a 2:12.34 in the 200-yard freestyle for third.

Samantha Sommers (Sr. • Suamico) concluded the runner-up finishes with a 1:15.76 in the 100-yard breaststroke. She also gained a third-place listing in the 100-yard freestyle by using 1:00.41. The remaining third-place standings came from Marissa Graff (So. • Houghton, Mich.) in the 50-yard freestyle at 27.77 and Liz Schneider (Jr. • Madison) in the 1,650-yard freestyle at 20:01.49.

UW-Oshkosh has some time off before the Falcon Invitational on Dec. 2-3 in Minneapolis, Minn.