Oct. 28, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior Ryan Reeser won a pair of individual events and was part of a winning relay team to lead Loyola College (1-2) to its first men's swimming and diving victory of the season, a 128-77 win over Providence College (1-1) in the Greyhounds' home opener at the Mangione Aquatic Center on Friday evening.
Meanwhile, freshman Emily Benton won a pair of individual events and also swam the lead leg in the victorious 200 freestyle relay as the Greyhound women's team earned its first win of the season with a 133.50-108.50 decision over the Friars.
"This was a great way for the teams to rebound after the season opener," Loyola Coach Brian Loeffler said. "We came out strong and had a good meet in preparation for our meets against Georgetown and Fairfield next weekend."
Reeser earned first place in the 200-free (1:47.66) and 100-fly (:52.93) while helping the Greyhounds open the meet with a victory in the 200-medley relay. He swam the third leg of the winning team, which recorded a time of 1:40.02. Benton earned victories in the 50-free with a time of :26.08 and the 100-free, touching the wall in :55.83.
Junior Drew Crampton also earned a pair of wins in the meet for Loyola. He took first place in the 50-free (:22.47) and 100-free (:49.92). Junior Megan Sterback took home first place in both diving events, scoring 226.50 points in the three-meter event while recording a score of 225.08 in the one-meter event.
Junior Annie Nemeth led the Friar women's team in the loss by earning wins in the 200-individual medley (2:15.47) and the 500-free (5:02.92). Junior Andrew Zockoff took first place by touching the wall in the 100-breaststroke in 1:03.71.
The Greyhounds took 16 of the 25 events in the combined meet, including 10 of the 12 events in the men's meet.
Loyola returns to action next Saturday when the Greyhounds host Georgetown University and Fairfield University at the Mangione Aquatic Center beginning at 1:00 p.m.