Swimming And Diving Looks To Send Seniors Out With Win Against Iona

Feb. 3, 2006

BALTIMORE, Md. - Looking to end the regular season on a positive note, the Greyhound men's and women's swimming and diving teams return home on Saturday morning to host Iona College at the Mangione Aquatic Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Prior to the meet, the Greyhounds will honor their nine seniors, who will be competing in their final home regular season meet. Loyola hosts the MAAC Championships from February 16-18 at the Mangione Aquatic Center.

Despite three individual victories from junior Ryan Reeser, the Greyhound men's swimming and diving team suffered a tough 118-109 non-conference setback against Towson University at the Tigers' Burdick Pool on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Tiger women's team finished the regular season with a 139-104 victory over the Greyhounds as Towson won eight of the 13 events in the meet.

Reeser finished in first place in the 100 free, 200 free and 500 free to lead the Greyhounds in the loss. Sophomore Jon Sheffield helped Loyola take first place in both of the relay events as well.

Senior Jayme Adams guided the Greyhounds in the tough loss against the Tigers. She finished in first place in the 100 free (:55.54) while helping the Greyhounds take the 200 free relay team. Junior Michelle Ryan finished in first place in the 100 fly whle freshman Victoria Kamauff took first place in the 200 individual medley and also recorded the third fastest time in school history in the 500 free, touching the wall in 5:17.41.

The Iona College women's team is 5-5 on the season and has dropped two straight following a 149-83 setback against Seton Hall University on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Amanda Cody earned first place in the 50 free with a time of :25.07 while sophomore Amanda McCarthy took the victory in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:10.72.

The 200 free relay team also picked up a first place finish with a time of 1:46.66.

On the men's side, the Gaels are looking to snap a two-meet losing streak after a 138-59 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. Junior Gabor Szabo earned the lone individual victory for Iona, taking first place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.76. The Gaels also earned the victory in the 200 free relay, completing the event in 1:34.45.

The Greyhounds swept last year's meet with the Gaels as the men won by a 145-92 margin while the women's team earned a tough 127-112 victory in New Rochelle, New York. Loyola took 12 of the 13 men's events in the meet to end the regular season with the victory.

Megen Hadley and Megan Sterback led the Greyhound women to the win by securing first place finishes in a pair of individual events. Ian Perrazelli took first place in the 1000 free and the 200 free to pace the Loyola men's squad.

The Greyhounds will host the 2006 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's and women's swimming and diving championships beginning on Thursday, February 16. The three-day event will conclude on Saturday, February 18. Each day's festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with the morning session.