Leopard Men Victorious Over Stony Brook
Jan. 18, 2010
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette swimming and diving returned home from its annual Winter Training trip to Plantation, Fla. to take on Stony Brook in Ruef Natatorium on Saturday afternoon. The Leopard men grabbed a 155-133 victory while the women dropped a close 153-145 team decision to the Seawolves.
The women kicked off the afternoon with a win in the meet's first event, as Alex Brannick, Dana Purdy, Kristen Tyler and Hilary White touched in at 1:51.75 to claim victory in the 200 yard medley relay.
Brannick posted an individual victory in the 100 yard backstroke, teaming up with teammate Christina Brown for a one-two Lafayette finish. Brannick timed in at 1:00.23 for the win with Brown just behind at 1:00.28.
Brown returned the favor later when she was victorious in the 200 yard backstroke (2:12.38) with Brannick finishing off the Leopard top-two sweep.
White and Tyler also joined Brannick's multi-win afternoon with individual victories of their own. White took home the 50 yard freestyle win with a time of 24.80, while Tyler pulled away from two Seawolves in the final seconds to finish with the 59.53 victory.
On the boards, the Leopards got a standout performance from freshman Arielle Blumenthal. The Deerfield, Ill. native gathered 186.45 points for the win on the one-meter board before claiming her second victory of the afternoon with 195.45 points on the three-meter board.
The men were led by a number of key double victories on the afternoon. Senior Stephen Rubino took home both of this butterfly events, starting with a convincing 1:59.77 win in the 200 yard butterfly. He followed it up later in the afternoon with a 52.80 performance in the 100 yard butterfly, also claiming nine first place team points for the Leopards.
Sophomore Cory Schutz joined Rubino with multiple wins. Schutz won the 100 (59.48) and 200 (2:12.62) yard breastrokes, while teammate Dan Ladd seized the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.89.
Senior Kevin Oswalt continued his winning ways on the boards, registering victories in both the one (259.72) and three (262.20) meter boards.
The Leopards return to action on Saturday, January 30 when they travel to Hamiltion, N.Y. for a three-squad meet with Colgate and Army. The first event is scheduled for 1 p.m.