Terps Women Swimming and Diving Drops West Virginia
Jan. 31, 2009
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The Maryland women's swimming and diving team defeated West Virginia, 134-103, Saturday afternoon in Morgantown. The men's squad fell to the Mountaineers, 147-84.
The women picked up its tenth win of the year with the help of several quality performances. Winning races for Terps was Laura Wright (200 IM - 2:09.47), Jen Vogel (100 fly - 56.26), Alisa Kurbatova (3-meter diving - 250.35), Alexa Hamilton (100 breast - 1:05.39) and the combo of Yelena Skalinskaya, Annie Fittin, Ginny Glover and Jackie Davidson in the 200 free relay.
The men also had a solid day, despite the outcome. Andy Dilz continued to thrive in the freestyle, winning the 50 (20.91) and 100 free (46.63). Fellow senior Eric Cullen put together another fine performance in the 100 breast, winning the event (57.32). Chris Rouchard claimed a pair of second-place finishes in the 500 (4:44.04) and 1000 free (9:47.95). Freshmen Stuart Butts and Sean Stewart came in second and third in the 200 free, respectively. The men's 200 free relay comprised of Mitch Challacombe, John Closs, Ryan Greene and Stuart Butts was also victorious.
"What's really positive is that we were able to swim well today without sacrificing any training this week," head coach Sean Schimmel said. "We kept the ACC Championships in the forefront."
Maryland returns to College Park next weekend as the men battle Virginia Tech in ACC action Friday at 5:30 p.m. before the squad unites to battle Georgetown on Senior Day Saturday at 1 p.m.