Lafayette Tops Drexel, 163-64

Leopard women's swimming and diving team improves to 2-0.

Junior co-captain Brenda Thayer placed first in the 1000 free event as the Leopards defeated Drexel 163-64 on Saturday.

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Nov. 10, 2001


EASTON, Pa. ( - Lafayette's women's swimming and diving team defeated Drexel 163-64 today in non-conference action in Ruef Natatorium. The Leopards improve to 2-0 while the Dragons fall to 0-2 overall.

Lafayette dominated the meet from the start, taking the top spot in the first 10 events and placing second in the first six.

The Leopards were led by freshman Erin Rosensteel (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) who took home three first place finishes including the title in the 200 free (2:00.31), 100 free (54.93) and as the anchor for the 400 medley relay team (4:08.27). Rosensteel teamed up with junior Alison Scudder (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) and co-captains Erika Hoke (Pottsville, Pa./Nativity BVM) and Nancy Haystrand (Hillsdale, N.J./Pascack Valley) for the top spot in the 400 medley relay event to open the meet.

Hoke went on to win the 200 IM event with a time of 2:14.85 while Haystrand beat the field in the 200 fly event in 2:13.06.

Several other top finishers included co-captain Brenda Thayer (Wilmington, Del./Archmere Academy) in the 1000 free (11:02.77), Katie Duffy (Rumson, N.J./Rumson Fair Haven) in the 50 free (25.70), Jenny Moerschbacher (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove Area) in the 200 back (2:14.36) and Maura Dailey (Oreland, Pa./Springfield Township) in the 500 free (5:24.68).

In the diving events, sophomore Alana Anzalone (Shavertown, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) took the one-meter competition with 199.74 points while freshman Cristin MacDonald (Glendora, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) placed first in the three-meter event (190.425).

Drexel (0-2) travels to Newark, Del. to take on Delaware on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

Lafayette (2-0) travels to Bethlehem to take on Patriot League rival Lehigh on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.