Swimming And Diving Returns Home To Face Delaware

Jan. 20, 2006

BALTIMORE, Md. - Returning home for the first time in over a month, the Greyhound men's and women's swimming and diving teams entertain the University of Delaware on Saturday afternoon at the Mangione Aquatic Center beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Now 7-5 on the season, the men's team dropped a tough 163-68 decision to Rider University on Saturday afternoon while the women's team suffered a 150-93 setback against the Broncs, dropping its record to 5-6 on the year.

Senior Jayme Adams led the Greyhound women against Rider on Saturday afternoon. She finished first in the 200 freestyle event with a time of :54.98 while taking second place in the 50 free, touching the wall in :25.60. Junior Megan Sterback earned first place in the three-meter diving event by scoring 200.32 points. She also finished second in the one-meter event with a score of 192.82 points.

Junior Nori Skoda turned in a time of 2:38.17 in the 200 breaststroke to earn second place while also helping the 400 medley relay team finish second with a time of 4:16.12.

Junior Ryan Reeser led the men's team in the meet against Rider by finishing in second place in the 200 free event with a time of 1:44.21 while also earning a second place standing in the 500 free by completing the race in 4:46.12. He also swam the anchor leg of the Greyhounds' 400 free relay team, which finished in second place with a mark of 3:17.53.

The University of Delaware women's team upped its record to 10-1 on the season with the Blue Hens' seventh straight win, a 136-107 victory over James Madison on Saturday afternoon. The win marks the Blue Hens' first 10-win season since 1995-96 and their first seven-meet win streak since the 1996-97 campaign.

Junior Meredith Law was the lone double winner for the Blue Hens in the win over the Dukes. She finished first in the 500-free with a time of 5:12.28 before helping the Blue Hens win the 400 free relay.

The Blue Hen men's team is 3-7 this season with a 1-5 record in the Colonial Athletic Association after a tough 126-108 setback at James Madison on Saturday afternoon. Prior to a January 7 victory over Towson, the Blue Hens had not won a conference dual meet since the 1999-2000 season, a stretch of 26 league dual meets.

Sophomore Andrew Zinn led the Blue Hens in the loss on Saturday. He took first place in the 50 free with a time of :21.75 before earning a win in the 100 free, touching the wall in :47.39. He completed the afternoon by helping the Blue Hens win the 400 free relay with a time of 3:14.23.

Freshman diver Matt Abbruzzese, who was named the CAA Diver of the Week last week, also earned a pair of wins in the loss. He finished first in the one-meter event with a score of 244.05 points, while also adding 246.63 points in the three-meter event for the win.

In last season's meeting between the two teams, Loyola posted a narrow 132-107 victory on the men's side while the Delaware women escaped with a 162-81 win over the Greyhounds.

Loyola will make the short trip down Charles Street next Saturday afternoon to face Towson University in a dual meet beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Greyhounds will finish the regular season on February 4 against Iona at the Mangione Aquatic Center.