Coyote women top Northern Iowa in Division I debut

Coyote women top Northern Iowa in Division I debut The University of South Dakota women��?s swimming and diving team won its Division I debut with a 160-134 victory over Northern Iowa in action Saturday in Cedar Falls, IA. The Coyotes (1-0 duals) had a big day with several first-place finishes. The USD 200 medley relay, consisting of Elizabeth Hoffman (Fr., Eureka), Sallie Collins (So., Hastings, MN), Erin Wagoner (Sr., Newcastle, WY) and Stacey Bjorlie (Sr., Austin, MN), won with a time of 1:51.79. The Coyotes��? 200 freestyle relay of Bjorlie, Ashley Page (Fr., Laramie, WY), Wagoner and Hoffman won with a time of 1:41.76. Bjorlie also won the 50 freestyle (25.30) and the 100 freestyle (no time because of a scoring error). Wagoner posted a time of 59.97 to win the 100 butterfly. USD��?s Kayla Smith (Fr., Woodbury, MN) won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.68, winning the event by .01 second over teammate Shannon Moceri (Fr., South Lyon, MI). Meredith Howell (Jr., Lenexa, KS) won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:15.70. USD��?s divers also had a strong showing. Hannah Roetzel (So., Newcastle, WY) won the three-meter diving with a score of 231.20, while Megan Schutt (Fr., Austin, TX) won the one-meter diving with a score of 285.33. Hoffman shined in her Coyote debut. In addition to being part of two winning relay teams, she was second in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke events. Collins was second in the 200 breaststroke as well. The Coyotes will compete at the Gillette Invitational in Gillette, WY, starting on Friday, Oct. 24. It will also mark the season debut for the USD men��?s swimming and diving team.

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