WOMEN'S SWIMMING CAPTURES FIRST VICTORY
Saint Peter’s 163
Saint Peter’s 54.5
LIU Brooklyn 163
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.
- 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.
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.