Nov. 15, 2014HAMILTON, N.Y. –
Dale Maholage, Andrew Mann, Aidan O’Hara and Noel Theroux all won two events Saturday afternoon at Colgate, as the Loyola University Maryland men’s swimming and diving team downed the Raiders, 191-103, at Lineberry Natatorium. The Greyhounds’ women’s squad picked up five first-place victories, but suffered a nail-biting 152-147 loss to their conference foe.
Entering the final event in the pool, Loyola held a two-point lead over Colgate, but the Raiders edged the Greyhounds by less than three seconds in the 200 freestyle relay to capture the team title.
Maholage was victorious in both the 100 breast (1:00.93) and 200 breast (2:15.31) for the men’s team, while Mann won the 200 fly (1:58.19) and 500 free (4:48.36), and O’Hara led the Greyhounds to a sweep of the top-three spots in both the 200 back and 200 IM. O’Hara touched first in the 200 back in 1:54.86, followed by Alec Speradio (1:56.89) and Zeke Wolfgang (2:01.92), respectively. In the 200 IM, O’Hara was first in 1:59.48, while Wolfgang touched in 2:02.30 and Chris Cary took third in 2:03.10.
In diving events, Theroux captured both titles, winning the 1-meter board with 222.98 points and the 3-meter boards with 219.08 points, while Maggie Garrahan won 1-meter diving for the women with a score of 196.20.
Cara Egan and Courteney Martin rounded out the individual winners for Loyola, while the Greyhounds’ 200 free relay team of Sperandio, Mueller, Ben Pearthree and Hunter capped off the day with a victory in 1:27.76. Egan won the 200 breast in 2:26.74 and Martin touched first in the 100 fly in 59.86.
Loyola will return to action on Friday, Dec. 5 for the H2Ounds Invitational at Mangione Pool. The Greyhounds will host Iona, Marist and Saint Peter’s in the two-day meet.