Men and women pick up wins against Goucher, fall to York

Men and women pick up wins against Goucher, fall to York

YORK, Pa. – In the last meet of the 2011 calendar year the men's and women's swimming teams each picked up a win and a loss in their tri-meet against York (Pa.) College and Goucher College.

The men (2-4) defeated the Gophers, 109-95, but fell behind Capital Athletic Conference opponent York with a score of 115.5-88.5 to end the night. Salisbury claimed two individual wins as seniors Jason Preston (54.75 seconds) and Joe Wisda (49.28 seconds) won the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle, respectively.

In the 500-yard freestyle, freshmen Eric Gillies and Philip Kuldell hit the wall back-to-back taking second and third place with times of 5:21.03 and 5:21.82, respectively. The men ended the night with a close second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay finishing just 33 tenths of a second behind the Spartans with a time of 1:30.07.

On the women's (2-4) side, Salisbury soundly took down Goucher by a margin of 100 points, 151-51. The maroon and gold saw four first-place finishes but that was not enough to surpass York as the Spartans took the conference win, 121-83.

In the first event of the night the women put up a first-place time of 1:57.69, nearly five seconds over their nearest competitor, in the 200-yard medley relay. In the 100-yard butterfly the maroon and gold saw junior Sarah Ault touch the wall first in a time of 1:02.87 with senior Jenna Petrella (1:05.46) finishing second.

Senior Robin Stone (1:05.93) earned first place in the 100-yard backstroke while sophomore Danielle Dunn rounded out the top-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.39, nearly breaking the pool record of 1:09.91.

Salisbury will take a break from competition until 2012. The Gulls will host Capital Athletic Conference opponent Hood College at Maggs Physical Activities Center on Saturday, Jan. 7. The meet is slated for 1 p.m.

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