Loyola Men & Women Trounce Fairfield In Sweep

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November 18th, 2019 College, News

Loyola v. Fairfield

Courtesy: Loyola Athletics

BALTIMORE – The Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving programs combined for 29 event victories as the Greyhounds men’s and women’s squads swept a dual meet at home against Fairfield on Saturday afternoon.

The women won by a final of 182-113, while the men topped the Stags 198-91.

The men won 15 of the 16 events with Max VerheyenSung Lee and David Sears each claiming two individual victories to lead the way.

Verheyen took home wins in both the 200-yard and 500 freestyle events. In the 200, he won a close 1-2 battle with teammate Dylan Champagne as Verheyen touched the wall with a time of 1:43.91, two-hundredths of a second ahead of Champagne. Verheyen led a sweep of the top-4 spots for the Greyhounds in the 500 free with a time of 4:46.57 ahead of Champagne (4:46.79), Nick Pacitti (4:49.31) and Dean Spicer (4:49.52).

Lee was a part of the 200 medley relay that started the meet with a first-place finish, and he tacked on victories in the 200 butterfly (1:51.16) and 100 fly (49.54). Lee was joined on the 200 medley relay team by Conor RutiglianoJay Venit and Jimmy Hayburn. The sophomore led a sweep of the top-3 spots in the 100 fly with Zachary Metzler (51.21) and Jared Copeland (52.04) taking second and third, respectively. Copeland also finished second in the 200 fly (1:55.20).

Sears helped the Greyhounds sweep the top-4 in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 58.45 followed by Venit (58.75), John Sakovich (59.58) and Brian Hess (1:00.46). He also led a top-3 sweep in the 200 breast with Sakovich (2:11.88) and Venit (2:14.58) placing second and third, respectively.

Loyola took the top-five places in the 50 free with Hayburn taking first-place in a time of 21.13 and Colin Anderson (21.65), Brendon Kolar (22.16), Alexander Chan (22.43) and Hess (22.47) following behind in second through fifth.

Pacitti (1,000 free, 9:50.66), Rutigliano (100 backstroke, 51.99), Anderson (100 free, 47.19), Mark Boran (200 back, 1:53.30), Matt Voight (200 individual medley, 1:57.27) and Jack Still (1-meter dive, 223.79 points) also earned event wins in a dominant day for the Greyhounds. Lee, Reid Hussey, Anderson and Hayburn concluded the afternoon with a victory of nearly seven seconds in the 400 free relay (3:07.89).

The women’s side took home first-place finishes in 14 of the 16 events against the Stags with Elizabeth WalshMegan DickeyDevin CroninEmma SchoutenEmily Koegl and Jess Stolfi each winning multiple events.

Walsh, Cronin, Annie Hayburn and Dickey started the day for the Greyhounds with a dominant victory in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:46.33.

Walsh also went on to win the 100 back (58.98), the 200 back (2:10.53) and the 200 IM (2:09.77). Hayburn finished second in the 100 back behind Walsh.

Schouten took first in the 200 free (1:54.72) and the 200 breast (2:19.94) while also adding a second-place finish in the 500 free (5:13.02). Cronin, who finished second behind Schouten in the 200 breast (2:20.94) and Walsh in the 200 IM (2:11.39), added a first-place individual finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:30.35.

Dickey led an impressive performance in the freestyle events for the Greyhounds, finishing first in a top-four sweep of the 100 free with a time of 52.31. Claire Bowser (54.45), Sophie Jahan (54.63) and Alden Coyne (54.71) finished second through fourth, respectively. Dickey also won the 50 free with a time of 24.22, with Jahan (24.50) following in second.

Hayburn, Bowser, Jahan and Dickey (3:37.83) took first place in the 400 free relay over teammates Coyne, Sarah AbrilHailey Goodyear and Michelle Lebed (3:44.52).

Jessica Stolfi swept the diving events for Loyola, scoring 199.26 points in the three-meter and 201.68 points in the one-meter.

The Greyhounds return to Mangione Pool next Saturday, hosting Patriot League opponent Bucknell in a dual beginning at 1 p.m.

Courtesy: Fairfield Athletics

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield men’s and women’s swimming and diving both fell to a strong Loyola Maryland team today as the men dropped the meet by a score of 91-198 while the women were defeated by a score of 113-182.

On the women’s side, Alexandra Miko-RydzajColleen YoungMorgan Hansen, and Maria Nitti started the day with a third-place finish in the 200 Yard Medley Relay. Sara Ostensen won the 1000 Yard Freestyle with a final time of 10:31.41 while Shannon Feeley finished second at 10:50.63. Ostensen also placed first in the 500 Yard Freestyle (5:10.79) and second in the 200 Yard Freestyle (1:57.00). Morgan Hansen took home a first-place finish in the 200 Yard Individual Medley at 2:13.58 while Madelyn Mowad and Colleen Young finished in second and third. Hansen also finished second in the 200 Yard Butterfly (2:10.27) and third in the 100 Yard Butterfly. Alexandra Miko-Rydzaj placed third in the 100 Yard Backstroke while Colleen Young finished third in the 100 Yard Breaststroke and the 200 Yard Breaststroke. Maria Nitti also came in third in the 50 Yard Freestyle while Julia Courtney finished in third in the 200 Yard Backstroke. Samantha D’AlessandroRachel LandryMaria Nitti, and Sara Ostensen won the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:45.25.

Caitlin Campbell finished second in both the 3 Meter Diving (194.62) and the 1 Meter Diving (184.87) while Erin Wind placed third in both events with scores of 194.47 and 181.56 respectively.

For the men, Jordan Rahurahu won the 200 Yard Individual Medley with a final time of 2:00.63 while Joseph Cannata and Jack Benavides finished in second and third respectively. Rahurahu also came in third in the 200 Yard Butterfly. Patrick Boyle placed third in the 1000 Yard Freestyle while Peter Gori finished in third in the 200 Yard Freestyle.  Evan FairBenjamin KebbellBrendan Finnegan, and Peter Gori won the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay at 3:17.14 while Thomas WillemseChris FordNick Adams, and Ian Nelson finished in second.

Lukas Stanton finished in first in the 3 Meter Diving with a final score of 220.87 while Samuel Tonole placed second at 195.68.  Stanton finished second in the 1 Meter Diving with a score of 210.60 and Tonole finished third at 205.80.

“Today we saw one of the top teams in the Patriot league” said Head Coach Anthony Bruno. “Our men and women represented themselves great today. We had many season best times and top MAAC performances. We still have some details in our races that need to be cleaned up. We’ll get back to work on Monday and continue to build towards our end goal.”

The Stags will return to action on Saturday, November 23 as they travel to Poughkeepsie to take on MAAC rival, the Marist Red Foxes.

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