@DuqSwim Falls to Oakland in Season Opener

Oct. 14, 2016

Box Score

FINAL: Oakland 168.5, Duquesne 93.5  

TEAM RECORDS: DUQ 0-1 // Oakland 1-0 

QUICK RECAP:  The Duquesne swimming team fell to Oakland 168.5-93.5 in the first meet of the season at Towers Pool Friday night in a meet consisting of 14 events.  

In the first event, the 200-yard Medley Relay team of Abby Watson, Abigail Stauffer, Kayla Owens and Kristen McKnight finished second with a time of 1:47.88, with Oakland taking first place in 1:47:45.

Watson's time of 58:85 was good for second in the 100-yard Backstroke, with Morgan Fink taking third place in 59.14 in the same event.

Duquesne had another two swimmers finish in the top three in the 100-yard Breaststroke, with Erin Kuhn taking second place in 1:05.84 Owens following in 1:06.43.

Lexi Santer took first place for the Dukes in the 200-yard Butterfly, finishing in 2:08.40, and Morgan Smith would place second with a time of 2:08.50.

The Dukes would have the top-three times for the 100-yard freestyle, with Heather Svitavsky finishing first in 53.36. Morgan Smith (53.62) and Gross (54.92) followed in second and third place.

Stauffer's time of 2:24.19 gave the Dukes a second-place finish in the 200-yard Breaststroke with Kuhn placing third in 2:24.22.

Oakland swimmer Lauren Wynalda would tie with Kayla Owens for second in the 100-yard Butterfly for the 12th event of the meet, with both swimmers finishing in 58.91.

Stauffer's 4:33.72 finish in the 400-yard Individual Medley was good for second place, with Smith taking third in 4:37.16.

The meet would end in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay, with the team of Gross, Svitavsky, Santer and Sydnee Karam taking second place.

COACH SHEETS QUOTE: "For the first meet of the year, I thought we swam very well.  There are some things we have to get better at, and that's going to happen with time. Our kids had a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm and they stepped up to race in every event. We have a lot of positives to work off of, and we'll work on fixing the little things to get to that next step."

UP NEXT:  The Dukes will compete in the Richmond Duals next weekend in Richmond, Va, with Friday night's meet beginning at 5 p.m.





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