Crusader Women Fall Twice in Cleveland
Flavia Segatto finished third in the 200 butterfly and seventh in the 200 IM Saturday. (Steve Booth)

Crusader Women Fall Twice in Cleveland
Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cleveland State and Saint Bonaventure both upended Valparaiso’s women’s swim team on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Vikings downed the Crusaders 173-56 while the Bonnies were 141-96 winners over the Brown and Gold.

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) led the way for the Brown and Gold on Saturday, posting a third place finish in the 200 butterfly.  The freshman finished with a time of 2:15.04.  She was also Valpo’s top finisher in the 200 free, placing seventh with a time of 2:04.24. 

Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) added a fourth place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:16.16.  She also posted a fifth place mark in the 200 individual medley, finishing in 2:16.72.

Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva H.S.) finished fifth for the Crusaders, doing so in the 100 freestyle with a time of 57.66 seconds.  She also added a seventh place effort in the 50 free, the team’s best, touching the wall in 26.40 seconds.

Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.) posted a fifth place finish in the 1000 freestyle with her time of 11:14.41.  She also added Valpo’s best finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:33.06, finishing sixth overall.

Katrina Peters (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central H.S.) placed fifth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:39.40, just 0.17 seconds ahead of teammate Alex Caruthers (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard H.S.).

Valparaiso (1-6) will return to action next Friday and Saturday in Muncie, Ind.  The Crusaders will compete in the Coers Invitational hosted by Ball State with day one action beginning at 5 p.m. CST.