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Greyhounds Swimming and Diving Hosts Georgetown, Lafayette, Seton Hall On Saturday

Oct. 31, 2008

Loyola's swimming and diving team returns to the Mangione Aquatic Center pool on Saturday, November 1, when they host Georgetown, Lafayette and Seton Hall in a quad meet at 2 p.m.

With non-league competition from the Patriot League (Lafayette) and two BIG EAST Conference (Georgetown and Seton Hall) teams, Loyola will face some top competition.

"Last year, Seton Hall, Georgetown and Lafayette all provided difficult competition for us," Head Swimming and Diving Coach Brian Loeffler said. "This year is not going to be any different."

The four teams squared off at Seton Hall last year, and the Greyhound men were victorious against the Hoyas and Leopards. The host Pirates edged Loyola, 161-136.

On the women's side, Loyola defeated Georgetown, but lost to Lafayette and Seton Hall.

Almost every Loyola student-athlete that swam at the meet set a personal-best time, and the Greyhounds had three school records at the meet.

Tori Kamauff and Caitlin Cassidy set school marks in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly, respectively, while Melissa White, Kim Krzaczek, Cassidy and Megan Royer teamed to break the school's 400-yard medley relay record.

Loyola got off to a great start to its 2008-2009 season in the first meet of the year, October 11 against Catholic, Boston College and Navy.

Courtney Trivino and Sam McQuaid set school records at the meet, Trivino clocking a new standard in the 200-yard individual medley, and McQuaid breaking his own 100-yard backstroke mark.

McQuaid was honored as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week following his performance, while Trivino was one of three finalists for CollegeSwimming.com's National Swimmer of the Week.

After a week's layoff, Loyola returned to the pool last Saturday for its annual Alumni Meet.

"After an enjoyable meet last week with our alumni, we are happy to get back to business with the meet this weekend. This will help prepare us for the coming season."