Salisbury drops non-conference meet to Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams were on the road on Saturday and fell to Ursinus College, 109-91 on the men's side and 116-80 on the women's side.

The Sea Gull teams combined to finish first in seven events throughout the meet, starting with junior James Gough in the men's 1,000-yard freestyle (10:56.46). Gough led the men's team with two first-place finishes on the day; the other came in the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.15).

Freshman Nikki Schult and senior Meghan Donovan set the pace for the women's team. Schult led the Sea Gulls in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:40.80, while senior Christine Cook and sophomore Caitlin Green were close behind to finish second (6:03.20) and third (6:22.11), respectively.

Donovan and sophomores Brittany Steele and Missy Mortimer earned Salisbury all 16 points in the 200-yard backstroke, as well. Donovan placed first (2:45.65), and Steele (2:51.96) and Mortimer (2:55.84) finished second and third, respectively.

The men's 200-yard backstroke swimmers followed suit, swimming right after the women's event. Junior Mike Bengtson led the way in first (2:40.70), sophomore Colin Forbes finished second (2:44.75) and freshman Ryan Greene finished third (2:54.00).

Salisbury finished strong with both the men's and women's teams placing first in the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

The women's team of Schult, junior Julie Mstowski, freshman Melissa Alessandrini and freshman Andria Moyer finished in 4:10.63.

Freshman Will Gough, junior Chris Franklin, senior Paul Zoli and sophomore Rich Ambrose finished first for the men in 3:21.16.

The Sea Gulls will return to the pool on Wednesday as they welcome Washington (Md.) College to Salisbury for a 5:30 p.m. meet.

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