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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information

WOMEN'S SWIMMING CAPTURES FIRST VICTORY

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: January 22, 2017
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FINAL RESULTS

MEN
Saint Peter’s 163
Monmouth 97

WOMEN
Monmouth 185.5
Saint Peter’s 54.5

LIU Brooklyn 163
Monmouth 87

JERSEY CITY, NJ –
  The Monmouth University women’s swimming team earned its first victory of the season with a decisive win over Saint Peter’s as both the men’s and women’s teams competed on Saturday afternoon at the Yanitelli Center.

The women’s team totaled 185.5 points in the 131-point victory over the host Peacocks, but fell to LIU-Brooklyn by a 163-87 final. On the men’s side, Saint Peter’s topped the Hawks by 66 points.

NOTES & QUOTES
“It is exciting to see the women’s team get its first win of the season. Coming off of winter training is always a challenge. The team raced well and is heading in the right direction with the MAAC Championships only a few weeks away.”
- Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally

- Monmouth claimed the top three spots in the men’s 50-yard freestyle as sophomore Billy Lyons, junior Michael Lanigan and freshman Frank Nicola finished in that order.

- The women’s team finished ahead of Saint Peter’s in 11 out of 13 events.

- The women’s team defeated Saint Peter’s for the second consecutive season.

- The event was Monmouth’s first competitive meet since the ECAC Championships in early December.

 NUMBERS CRUNCH

- Freshman Toniann Feigel’s time of 1:07.66 in the women’s 100-yard butterfly set a new season-best.

- Lyons’ time (23.63) in the 50-yard freestyle was a new personal best for his Monmouth career.

- Austin D’Angelo set a new personal record in the 100-yard breaststroke when he touched the wall in 1:03.07.

UP NEXT
Monmouth faces a quick turnaround before its next competition when it travels to Lawrenceville, NJ for a dual meet against Rider on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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