LaSalle Men, Loyola (Md.) Women Come Out Victorious in Philadelphia

Loyola (Md.) at LaSalle

  • Jan. 21, 2019
  • Men: LaSalle def. Loyola 213-80
  • Women: Loyola def. LaSalle 155-145
  • Results

Courtesy: LaSalle Athletics

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — In the second home meet in three days, the results were the same as vs. Fordham but an upward trajectory became clear. The men, continuing their rise, demolished Loyola by a score of 213-80. The women, without a win going into the meet, are still winless; however, they hung in against a Loyola team that was 5-2 entering Monday and lost by the thinnest of margins, 155-145. Sometimes it’s easy to see when a team is heading in the right direction; coach Jamie Platt said as much over the weekend.


  • Zachary Wolbert continued the rather crazy trend of winning every individual event he’s thrown into. Against the Greyhounds, he was victorious in the 100 and 200 Fly, as well as the 200 IM; that trifecta makes it four consecutive meets where he has won three events. He also maintained the streak of taking gold in the 200 Fly at every single-competition meet this season, underlining a fantastic debut year.
  • In addition to Wolbert, the Explorers had three other men with multi-event days at the pool: Daniel Johnson (500 and 1000 Free), Marcus Forsgren (100 Breast and 100 Free), and Ian Venter (100 and 200 Back). Kyle McElwee (200 Free), Norman Gregory (50 Free), and Christoff Ras (200 Breast) each emerged with one victory.
  • Not to be outdone, the women had Anne Moser at the long-distance double; she touched first in the 500 and 1000 Free. Sara Rizzetto (200 Free) and Emily Wolbert (200 Fly) also had winning times to be proud of.
  • The diving teams won’t be getting bored of their dominance on the boards at Kirk Pool. After sweeping Fordham for the 1-meter and 3-meter a few days ago, Phoebe Shaya repeated the feat against Loyola. In fact, the women went 1-2-3 at the 3-meter with Kaitlyn Smykowski and Julie D’Amore in tow, and 1-2 on the 1-meter with Smykowski in second.
  • Men’s diving, meanwhile, took the trick they played against the Rams on Saturday and pulled it off to the same effect on Monday. Blake Griffith won the 1-meter with Steven Stasolla at the silver, while Stasolla claimed gold in the 3-meter with Griffith behind him. At the end of the day, not a single Loyola diver finished better than third.
  • Two is better than one: La Salle completed 14 of the 32 events with at least a 1-2 finish. On four occasions they locked up the podium entirely by going 1-2-3.


The Explorers have a few days off until they take a short ride to Emmitsburg, Maryland on Saturday. There they’ll take on Mount St. Mary’s in a dual meet that starts at 12 p.m.

Courtesy: Loyola (Md.) Athletics

PHILADELPHIA – Sophomores Megan Dickey and Elizabeth Walsh each won a pair of events as the Loyola University of Maryland women’s swimming and diving team posted a 155-145 victory over LaSalle University; the men’s team dropped a 213-80 decision to the Explorers on Monday afternoon.

Dickey took first place in the 50 free and the 100 free to lead the Greyhounds. She won the 50 with a time of 24.72 and finished first in the 100 free with a time of 53.87.

Walsh was a double-winner in the 200 backstroke and the 200 I.M. Walsh won the 200 back with a time of 2:07.58 and then turned in a time of 2:10.12 to win the 200 I.M.

Freshman Taylor Ament also had a strong meet for the Greyhounds; she won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.66 and finished fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:11.86).

In the 100 butterfly, junior Annie Hayburn took first place with a time of 57.84. Hayburn also placed second in the 100 back (1:00.69), finishing behind Ament. In the 100 free, Hayburn took third place (54.79). Hayburn led a strong showing in the 100 free by the Greyhounds. While she finished first, Emily Koegl finished second (59.37) and Walsh was third (59.71).

In the 100 breaststroke, junior Devin Cronin won with a time of 1:05.56. Sophomore Emma Schouten took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.36). Schouten and Cronin also finished one-two in the 200 breaststroke. Schouten posted a time of 2:22.66 to win the event while Cronin was runner-up (2:25.52). In the 500 free, Schouten turned in a second-place finish (5:18.51) while freshman Sophia Jahan finished fourth (5:27.83). Jahan also finished third in the 1000 free (159.58).

Junior Brooke Sharkey of Loyola was the team’s top swimmer in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:02.66, good for third place.

Allison Echeverria earned points for the Greyhounds as she took third place in the one-meter diving (225.90 points). She also finished fourth in the three-meter diving (192.15 points).

In the 200 fly, Molly Davis took second place (2:12.94) while Grace Huckenpoehler placed fourth (2:15.65).

The Greyhounds’ relay teams also played a key role in the victory. The 200 medley relay team finished with a time of 1:48.08. In the 200 free relay, Loyola took three of the top four places as the “A” team won with a time of 1:39.31. In the men’s meet, LaSalle had first place finishes in all 16 events.

The Greyhounds did well in the 100 backstroke as they took three of the top four places. After Ian Venter of LaSalle won with a time of 51.67, Conor Rutigliano of Loyola was second (52.58). Mark Boran finished third (53.26) and Jonathan Brooks placed fourth (54.14).

In the 200 backstroke, Venter won with a time of 1:52.11 while Boran was second (1:54.50) and Brooks was third (1:58.92).

Freshman Nick Pacitti was runner-up in the 1000 free (9:56.69). He also finished fourth in the 500 free (4:55.20).

Senior John Callaghan led the Greyhounds in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke. Callaghan was fourth in the 100 breast (1:00.07) and third in the 200 breast (2:13.24).

Freshman Jimmy Hayburn swam strong races in the 50 free, 100 free and the 100 butterfly. Hayburn was second in the 50 free (21.55) and third in the 100 free (48.20). He was also third in the 100 fly (53.01). Rutigliano was second in the 100 fly (52.17).

Freshman Jeremy Unanue took third in the one-meter diving (142.13) and the three-meter diving (168.95).

Freshman Reid Hussey did well in the 200 butterfly and the 200 I.M. Hussey was second in the 200 fly (1:57.16) and placed fourth in the 200 I.M. (2:02.10). In the 200 I.M., freshman Josh Walker took third place (1:59.24).

Loyola returns to action on Wednesday, January 23 when the Greyhounds host local rival Towson University at the Mangione Pool at 5:00 p.m.

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