Swimming and Diving Swept By Delaware In Home Return

Jan. 21, 2006


BALTIMORE, Md. - Freshman Katie Zoretic won a pair of individual events as the University of Delaware (11-1) won its eighth straight meet, a 160-78 non-conference victory over the Greyhounds (5-7) in a women's swimming and diving meet at the Mangione Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, junior Brendan Spencer earned a pair of individual victories and also guided the University of Delaware men's 200 medley relay to a first place finish as the Blue Hens won for the second time in the last three meets with a 135-94 non-conference victory over the Greyhounds. Delaware improves to 4-7 on the season while the Greyhounds drop their second straight meet and fall to 7-6 on the year.

Zoretic gave the Blue Hens an early advantage by finishing first in the 1650 free with a time of 17:55.91. She also earned first place in the 500 free event, touching the wall in 5:15.21. The Blue Hens won 10 of the 13 events in the meet, including the first four. Freshman diver Alyson Oliver also earned a pair of victories in the meet, scoring 251.40 points in the one-meter event while recording 237.67 points in the three-meter event.

Spencer finished first in the 200 individual medley with a winning time of 2:00.17 before taking the 100 back event with a mark of :54.90. He opened the meet by swimming the first leg of the victorious 200 medley relay, which turned in a time of 1:39.70.

Freshman diver Matt Abbruzzese, who was named as the Colonial Athletic Association Diver of the Week earlier this month, swept the diving events for the Blue Hens. He scored 257.10 points in the one-meter diving event before adding a win in the three-meter event with a score of 245.02.

Freshman Victoria Kamauff led the Greyhound women's team in the meet by finishing first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:13.78. She also swam the first leg in Loyola's winning 200 free relay team, which recorded a mark of 1:43.23.

Junior Ryan Reeser earned first place in three individual events to lead the Greyhound men's team. He took home first place in the 500 free (4:45.81) in addition to the 200 free (1:42.91) and the 100 fly (:53.61).

The Greyhounds will return to action next Saturday afternoon when they make the short trip to face Towson University at Burdick Pool beginning at 1:00 p.m. Delaware ends the regular season on Friday evening when the Blue Hens travel to Bucknell University.