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Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Second Patriot Intivational Title in Three Years

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For the second time in three years the women’s swimming and diving team won the Patriot Invitational as they scored 1,006 points.

The women’s swimming and diving team swepth the 200 fly as Jennifer Esposito took gold in 2:02.06 while Lindsay Sherman and Sarah Ryan took the silver and bronze, respectfully.

Junior Rebecca Godwin showed great endurance with a gold in the one mile swim in 17:08.13 while freshman Amy Fay finished third in 17:29.80.

Tereza Kaplanova won the 200 breat in 2:19.10.

In the 100 free Sam Maccherola won a silver as she finished in 51.50 while Abbey McKenney followed with a fourth place finish in 52.47.

Maccherola, Erin Wohlers, Ashley Miller, and McKenney combined in the 400 free in the final event of the meet to win a silver in 3:28.88.

Kelsey Fitzpatrick finished fourth in the 200 back in 2:05.75.


Women’s Swimming and Diving Gain Lead On Second Day Of Patriot Invitational

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After trailing at the end of day one, the women’s swimming and diving team had amassed a 103 point lead over UNC-Wilmington with 688 points.

Sam Maccherola had another great day with a gold in the 200 free in 1:49.49. Freshman Amy Fay followed her with a third place finish in 1:53.73.

In the 100 breast the team went 1-3-4, with Tina Cantwell winning in 1:04.43, Tereza Kaplanova touching third, and Gaby Johnston touching fourth.

In the 100 fly the team touched 2-4-5 as Jennifer Esposito earned siver in 56.82, Lindsay Sherman touched fourth and Sarah Ryan touched fifth. All three swimmers times are in the top 10 in UMBC history with Ryan at 10th with 57.57.

Rebecca Godwin earned a bronze in the 400 IM with a time of 4:2.92.

In the 800 free relay, the “A” team of Fay, Esposito, Ashley Sippel, and Maccherola touched second in 7:32.53 while the “B” team of Godwin, Danielle Cruz, Tara Morrissette, and Ryan touched third in 7:42.55.

The 200 medley relay team of Kaplanova, Cantwell, Esporito, and Abbey McKennery finished htird in 1:46.55.

Finally, in the 100 back, Kaplanova recorded the fifth fasted time in UMBC history with a 58.22 finish. Kelsey Fitzpatrick finished sixth in 59.08 for the ninth fastest time.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Loses to Maryland and Towson

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The women’s swimming and diving team lost to both Maryland (217-83) and Towson (214.5-85.5) on Saturday.

Tereza Kaplanova set season bests in the 200 breast (2:23.11) and 200 IM (2:09.14), events she finished third in.

Sam Maccherola placed second in the 200 free in a season best 1:51.41 and Rebecca Godwin finished second in the 1,000 free in a season best 10:19.16.

Written by Corey Johns

November 15, 2009 at 12:50 am

Women’s Swimming and Diving Falls to Navy, 166-134

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Much like the men’s swimming and diving team the Retrievers had very tough competition, but they look like they will be in good shape this year.

The women’s team won three events, all by seniors. Tina Cantwell took the 100 breast in 1:05.47, Jennifer Esposito took the 200 fly in 2:06.47, and Tereza Kaplanova took the 200 IM in 2:11.34.

On the diving side of things junior Amanda Shinholser took second in two events; the 1-meter dive with a score of 197.55 and 193.13 in the 3-meter.

Written by Corey Johns

October 24, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Tereza Kaplanova and Matt Mattingly Take Home Swimming and Diving Awards

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Senior Matt Mattingly of the men’s swimming team and senior Tereza Kaplanova of the women’s swimming team each won the week 2 America East swimmers of the week awards in UMBC’s first week of meets.

Mattingly won two individual golds in the 163-133 win over Rider in the season opener. He took the 100 breast in 58.67 and the 200 IM in 1:57.38. He was also apart of the first place 200 medley relay team consisting of Mattingly, Brad Reitz, Sandy Haibel, and Steven Gallagher.

Kaplonova also won two individual events. She won the 200 breast in 2:26.77 and the 200 IM in 2:12.34. She also posted two golds in the 166-135 victory over the Broncs in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.90 and in the 200 medley relay also consisting of Kathryn Moorby, Lindsay Sherman, and Ashley Miller.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Win First Scored Meet, Beating Rider 165-135

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It was three swimmers and a relay team that dominated in the pool for the women’s swimming team.

Lindsay Sherman, Tereza Kaplanova, and Rebecca Godwin each won two events while the 400 relay team of Ashley Miller, Ashley Sippel, Abbey McKenney, and Tara Morrissette took gold with a time of 3:36.94.

Sherman swept the fly events with a time of 58.24 in the 100 fly and 2:07.32 in the 200 fly.

Kaplanova won the 200 breast in 2:26.77 and 200 IM in 2:12.34.

Godwin won the two distance races, the 500 and 1,000 free events. She took the 500 free in 5:09.29 and the 1,000 free in 10:29.68.

Swimming and Diving Shows They Have the Ability to Repeat in Bucknell Exhibition

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Last week when the coaches polls for swimming and diving were released both the men’s and women’s teams swimming and diving teams were picked to finish second in the conference while Boston U was projected to win. While the men’s team is riding 17 straight titles, they lose their top six swimmers while Boston U returns everybody. On the women’s side, both teams return most of their talent but last year BU won and UMBC came in second place.

The game was not scored but the men’s team did show they are not ready to go away just yet. Sophomore Nour Saad showed he is capable to setting up and leading the team as he sweep the 50, 100, and 200 meter back events.

Junior Eric Jones won both the 100 and 200 fly and sophomore John Mendenhall won the 100 and 200 breast events.

The relay teams looked solid for UMBC. Saad, Mendenhall, junior Brad Reitz, and Jones won the 400 medley relay while Zach Vonder Haar, Keilan Freeman, freshman Herol Marjak and Steve Gallagher combined to win he 400 free relay.

On the women’s side Lindsay Sherman swept the 50, 100, and 200 butterfly. Senior Tereza Kaplanova took the 100 back and Kathryn Moorby won the 50 back.

Sam Maccherola and Ashley Sippel won two heats in the 200 free and Amy Fay and Tara Morrissette won the 500 free and 400 IM in their debuts at UMBC.

The 400 relay team of sophomore Ashley Miller, Erin Wohlers, Sippel, and Abbey McKenney won with a time of 3:35.66.