DU Swimmers Capture First Dual Win with 151-111 Triumph at St. Francis
Oct. 26, 2013
Meghan Smith won all three of her individual races in leading the Duquesne swimming team to a 151-111 win at Saint Francis Saturday afternoon in Loretto, Pa.
The Dukes feel behind early in finishing second and third behind the host Red Flash in the 200-yard medley relay, but slowly chipped away at the lead and gained the advantage for good in the sixth race by capturing 15 of a possible 19 team points in the 200 butterfly.
"The ladies did well today," said head coach David Sheets. "We had an opportunity to mix up the line-up a little bit and swim some people in different events. The team responded well. We will now "reset" ourselves and focus on next weekend's double dual meet at SPIRE."
The Dukes fell behind early after placing second and third in the opening 200 medley relay, but quickly gained the lead by taking first and second in the thousand as Nicole Bruneel took first in 10:49.17 and Claire Nobles finished second in 10:54.83.
After that, the Dukes also won the 100 backstroke as Hallie McCue won in 59.90 and Smith took the 200 butterfly in 2:07.81 with Kylie Dickman placing second in 2:09.84. Samantha Ray coninued the Red and Blue success by winning the 50 free in 24.75, followed by Line Lovberg taking the 200 backstroke in 2:09.71.
The meet ended by Smith winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:27.83 and winning the the 400 IM in 4:36.10 before Duquesne's 400 free relay won the final race, the 400 free relay in 3:37.53.
The Dukes return to action on Saturday, Nov. 2 as they travel to Geneva, Ohio to face La Salle and St. Bonaventure at SPIRE.