Loyola (Md.) at Lafayette
- Oct. 19, 2019
- Easton, Pa.
- Men: Loyola def. Lafayette 165.5-114.5
- Women: Loyola def. Lafayette 195-102
Courtesy: Loyola Athletics
EASTON, Pa. – Emma Schouten set a new pool record in the 200-yard individual medley, highlighting a pair of convincing victories for Loyola University Maryland’s swimming and diving programs over Lafayette on Saturday.
The women won 12 of 16 events while topping Lafayette by a final of 195-102. The men came out on top in nine events to best the Leopards by a 165.5-114.5 margin.
Schouten completed the 200 IM in a time of 2:10.41, beating out her closest competitor by over five seconds while posting the fastest mark all-time at Weinstein Natatorium. She added a second individual win in the 200 freestyle, with her time of 1:57.73 beating out teammate Megan Dickey (2:00.17).
Loyola women took the top two positions in the 200 medley relay to begin the afternoon. Emily Koegl, Devin Cronin, Anne Hayburn and Dickey (1:49.10) finished six seconds ahead of Faith Tyranski, Michelle Lebed, Hailey Goodyear and Sophie Jahan in second place.
Greyhound swimmers accounted for the top three spots in a trio of events. Hayburn (25.33), Bowser (25.37) and Cronin (25.48) led the way in the 50 free, Hayburn (54.24), Schouten (55.26) and Lebed (56.28) topped the standings in the 100 free and Bowser (59.88), Dickey (1:00.42) and Jahan (1:00.91) were one through three in the 100 butterfly.
Loyola also dominated the diving on the women’s side. Jess Stolfi (205.65 points) edged out teammates Anna Donato (204.82) and Elizabeth Berta (192.15) in the 1-meter. In the 3-meter, the order was Stolfi (209.25), Berta (201.37), Donato (175.80).
Elizabeth Walsh added two individual victories in the pool, besting the field in the 200 breaststroke (2:29.32) and 200 fly (2:08.36). Tyranski rounded out the individual winners in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.61.
Morgan Hall was the top Loyola swimmer in the distance events, placing second in the 500 free (5:25.56) and 1000 free (11:09.37).
The Greyhound women closed out the meet with another 1-2 showing in the 200 free relay. Walsh, Schouten, Tyranski and Hayburn (1:39.87) beat out Koegl, Jahan, Jen DeGroat and Dickey (1:40.93).
Max Verheyen had another strong outing for the Loyola men, who improved to 3-0 in duals on the year. Verheyen took first place in both the 100 back (53.45) and 200 back (1:55.43), and he teamed with Reid Hussey, Jimmy Hayburn and Sung Lee for a win in the 200 medley relay (1:36.41). That foursome edged teammates Mark Boran, Jay Venit, Conor Rutigliano and Jonathan Brooks, who settled for second with a time of 1:37.40.
Jimmy Hayburn, Hussey and Lee were part of two winning relays, as he joined Brooks to post a winning mark of 1:25.66 in the 200 free relay to finish the meet. Individually, Hayburn won the 50 free (21.34), Brooks was second to teammate Xander Chan in the 100 fly (52.43 to 53.23) and Lee was the runner-up in the 100 breast (1:01.09) and 200 breast (2:14.65).
Richard Kogut was the other individual winner in the 200 fly (1:56.72). Other runner-up performances included Nick Pacitti in the 1000 free (10:02.75), Boran in the 200 free (1:46.94), Rutigliano in the 100 free (48.79) and Jared Copeland in the 200 IM (2:01.25).
Jack Still was unopposed in the two diving events. He set new season-highs in both, scoring 239.92 points in the 1-meter and 271.80 points in the 3-meter.
The Greyhounds return to the Lehigh Valley next weekend, facing Lehigh in a dual beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
Courtesy: Lafayette Athletics
EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette swimming and diving team opened their season today with a home meet against Loyola Maryland. The Leopards fell a little short, but it was not without a strong effort from both the men and women.
On the women’s side, Sydney Perks opened the season in style, winning the 1000 yard freestyle in a time of 10:56.78. Her winning time was over 10 seconds faster than the runner up in the event. Perks later came back to also win the 200 yard backstroke in a time of 2:11.89. The two win netted a combined 18 points for the Leopards.
Parks wasn’t alone in the first place action, as Haleigh Marzano finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke in a winning time of 1:10.30 in her first collegiate meet.
Tara Leininger also started the season off fast, winning the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 5:25.42 in one of the closest finishes of the day. Leininger is coming off a strong past season, and looks to be one of the highest scorers on the team this season.
On the men’s side, Justin Lloyd kicked off right where he left off last season, winning the 1000 yard freestyle in a time of 9:48.35. His winning time was over 13 seconds faster than the second place finisher, and he looks to be a force for the Leopards all season. Lloyd also came back later to win the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 4:43.40, giving him 18 points on the day.
Louis Franzone also got in on the winning action, finishing first in the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:4479 in his first collegiate meet. The win from Franzone scored nine points in the event.
Michael Gorgan, who entered the season as one of the most experienced swimmers on the team, also had a strong day, finishing first in a time of 58.58 in the 100 yard breaststroke. Gorgan also came back later to win the 200 yard breaststroke in a time of 2:11.91. The big day from Gorgan earned 18 points for the Leopards.
Another freshman who had a strong debut was Aaron Tupper, finishing first in the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 48.53 to score nine points for the Leopards.
Kyle Goodwill also returns as one of the more experiences swimmers, and he started strong winning the 200 yard IM in a time of 1:59.75 to score another nine points on the day.
“Overall, I’m very happy with the performances of the day, said head coach James Dailey. Compared to last year, the times of our upperclassmen were much better and the first years made quite the impression.”
With only two home meets on the year, today was Senior Day for the Leopards and Dailey was extremely proud of them and their performances. “It’s going to be hard to watch them graduate and move on in their careers, but for now that is still a long way off. We still have seven more dual meets and championships to look forward to.”
With a couple weeks off until their next meet on Friday, November 8th (women only), Dailey believes that this opening meet will motivate the team to train harder and faster to start reaching all of their season goals.