The Wheaton College synchronized swimming team finished second overall at the Canisius Invitational on Saturday afternoon after taking an 82 day layoff from competition. Canisius won the invitational with 87 points, Wheaton had 71 points and Penn State finished third overall with 19 points.
The Lyons placed second overall in the team routine as freshman Ann Marie Brasacchio (Sarasota, Fla.), sophomore Riley Callahan-Mayo (San Diego, Calif./San Diego Sweetwater Dolphins), junior Nicole Chicoine (Santa Rosa, Calif./Red Wood Empire Synchro), senior Christine Dyster (Tempe, Ariz./Arizon Desert Gems), sophomores Janine Kopeski (Sterling, Mass./ANA Synchro) and Kayla Moses (East Greenbush, N.Y./CDYMCA Sculpins), junior Holly Wagman (York, Pa./Pennsbury Falconettes) and senior Kirsten Wendth (Waterford, N.Y./CDYMCA Sculpins) compiled a team score of 80.333 points.
Moses and Chicoine finished second and third, respectively, in their solo routines as Moses posted a score of 80.833 points and Chicoine registered a score of 78.833 points.
In the duet routine, Moses and Wendth teamed up for a second place finish with a combined tally of 81.500 points. Dyster and Kopeski ranked fourth overall with a total score of 76.833 points. Chicoine, Dyster and Kopeski also placed third overall in the trio routine with a score of 78.167 points.
The Lyons take a week off before they host the Wheaton Invitational in the Balfour Natatorium on Saturday, February 16 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 17 at 9 a.m.