Swimming & Diving Tops Providence In Head-To-Head Competition

Oct. 20, 2007

Complete Results

Providence, R.I. - The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned non-conference victories at Providence on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds posted a 150-81 win on the men's side, and a 135-100 win in women's action to sweep the Friars and raise their season records to 3-1 apiece.

"We had a great meet today after a very long bus trip to Providence," says Head Coach Brian Loeffler. "I was pleased to see how the team responded after a long travel day."

The men earned four 1-2-3 finishes with big wins in the 800-meter Freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly events. Zachary Oster led the charge in the 800 Free with a win in 9:03.57. He was followed by Ian Perazelli (9:17.41) and Greg Thomasson (9:23.86).

In the 200 Free, sophomore Brad Reeser captured a win in 1:57.53, just ahead of teammate Ozzy Torres, who tapped in at 1:57.80. Freshman Tim Rowe rounded out the Top 3 with a time of 2:04.52. The 100 Free, meanwhile, was won by freshman Jonathan Wertz (54.75). Freshmen Jacob Drannan (54.56) and Sam McQuaid (54.99) placed second and third.

Loyola's 1-2-3 finish in the 100 Fly was led by Rowe, who recorded a time of 59.80. Freshman Jake Swiggett placed second in 1:02.77, and freshman Colin Chenet took third in 1:02.80.

The men also won the 200 Medley Relay with McQuaid, Matt Fralinger, Torres and Reeser posting a time of 1:48.15. Other winners included junior E.J. Verrico in the 200 IM (2:15.58), Perazelli in the 400 Free (4:28.27) and Drannan in the 50 Free (25.24).

The women also won the 200 Medley Relay to get the meet off to a good start. Junior Tori Kamauff, Kim Krzaczek, Caitlin Cassidy and Megan Royer teamed up to win the relay in 2:04.87.

Kamauff also won the 200 IM in 2:31.21, while Cassidy won the 50 Free in 27.84. Sophomore Melissa White won the 100 Fly in 1:08.64, junior Sarah Birkenmeier won the 100 Free in 1:03.62, and Meaghan McCotter won the 400 Free in 4:43.31 to wrap up Loyola's winners in the pool.

On the boards, sophomore Alexandra Coletta, freshman Jaclyn Parker, and freshman Candice Rooney led the Greyhounds with 1-2-3 finishes. Rooney won the 1-meter event, while Coletta won the 3-meter competition. Parker took second in each event.

"I awarded Zach Oster and Ginna Sabens our H2ounds of the meet," added Loeffler. "Zach won the 1000 Free and 100 Breast events he does not usually swim. Ginna won the 100 Breast and had a great 100 Back, scoring second place."

The Greyhounds swim at Boston College tomorrow afternoon.