Swimming & Diving Splits With Boston College

Oct. 21, 2007

Complete Results

Boston, Mass. -

The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams split Sunday's meet at Boston College . The men captured a 202-92 victory over the Eagles, while the women dropped a 212-88 decision.


For the women, freshman Caitlin Cassidy won two events. She earned a victory in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.71, and then captured the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.36 to lead the Greyhound effort.


Tori Kamauff also had a solid day in the pool with three runner-up finishes that resulted in 12 points for the `Hounds. Kamauff took second in the 200 Free (1:57.44), the 200 Back (2:13.93) and 200 IM (2:15.97). Meaghan McCotter finished second in the 1000 Free in 11:02.82, while Kim Krzaczek has a solid time of 1:12.41 to take second in the 100 Breast.


The men followed up their dominant performance at Providence with another impressive day and four more 1-2-3 finishes. The Greyhound 400 Medley Relay team got Loyola off to another good start with Sam McQuaid, Matt Fralinger, Ozzy Torres and Brad Reeser winning in 3:33.97.


"Both teams got off to great starts with outstanding relay swims.  I was very impressive with both men's relays," says Head Coach Brian Loeffler. "Each time Boston College would win an event on the men's side, we would respond with a 1-2-3 sweep."


Fralinger led 1-2-3 finishes in the 100 and 200 Breast events. Fralinger captured the 100 Breast in 1:00.43, ahead of E.J. Verrico (1:00.60) and Colin Chenet (1:02.42), who finished second and third. Fralinger took the 200 Breast in 2:15.14, while Chenet finished second in 2:18.38, and Nick Petrelis took third in 2:21.79.


Torres (22:31), Verrico (22:58) and McQuaid (22.71) placed 1-2-3 in the 50 Free, while McQuaid (54.09), Jonathan Wertz (55:39), and Jake Swiggett (55:62) swept the 100 Back for Loyola.


Reeser won two individual events himself with victories in the 200 Free (1:46.17) and 100 Free (48.46), while Torres wrapped up individual wins with his victory and time of 52.83 in the 100 Fly.


The Greyhounds then wrapped up the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay. McQuaid, Wertz, Jacob Drannan and Reeser won the race with a time of 3:15.59.

After the meet, Coach Loeffler awarded Sam McQuaid and Lisa Murawski the H2ounds of the meet.  McQuaid swam the lead-off leg of the 400 medley relay that was Loyola's 4th-fastest all time. He also had a Top-5 time in the 100 Back, and helped with the sweep in the 50 Free. Murawski had a best time by six seconds in the 200 Breast (2:50.29), and equaled her personal best in he 100 Back.


Loyola, off to a 4-1 start on the men's side, and 3-2 start on the women's side, will return to the pool this Friday with the women at St. Francis (PA). On Saturday, the Greyhounds will host alums in their annual Alumni Meet at Mangione Aquatic Center .