The Keystone State threw the best it had at the women's swimming and diving team this weekend, but Harvard (7-0, 5-0 Ivy) ducked and dodged its way past Pitt (184-116) and Penn (223-72) to maintain its perfect record.
Harvard 184, Pitt 116Downing the Panthers was first on the Crimson agenda for the weekend.
"We were a little apprehensive going into Pitt," said senior Ana Cenanovic. "They beat us last year and they always have a really strong bunch of girls."
Pitt proved to be more kittens than panthers, as Harvard steamrolled to a 68-point victory. The Crimson victory came as the result of several double event winners.
Freshman Lovisa Gustafsson basked in the spotlight once more this year, clocking her 200 butterfly at 2:06.49 for a win, just before she dove into the pool to capture victory in the 500 freestyle with a 5:01.18.
"Lovisa came through for us in a big way against Pitt," senior Nancy Jo said. "We really rallied around her wins as well as Pia [Chock's] to get ourselves excited for the rest of the meet."
Gustafsson was not alone in rousing her teammates with big wins. Chock, a junior, provided some fuel of her own for the fire. Chock sprinted past her competition in the 50 freestyle to touch with a winning time of 24.50 and equaled that effort later in the afternoon with a 58.48 performance in the 100 butterfly.
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