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Lions Take Down Poly and UNC

Jan. 20, 2006

Complete Results

Los Angeles, Calif. - Facing its third opponent in two days, Loyola Marymount swimming defeated both Cal Poly (185-77) and Northern Colorado (142-120) in a double dual meet held at Burns Aquatic Center Friday afternoon. With the two wins, the Lions improve to 7-5 in dual action on the season.

Despite once again surrendering points from the diving competition held offsite that the Lions did not compete in, Loyola Marymount cruised to comfortable leads. The Lions got an early jump from the first event, taking both first and second place in the 200 medley relay. Kim McKay, Angela Samuels, Liz Magura, and Morgan Ridgeway combined for first, finishing in 1:53.18. Katie Hicks, Sarah Hamilton, Gillian Ghazal, and Sierra Misquez teamed up to take second in 1:54.34.

The Lions added more points with a second and third place finish in the next event, the 1000 free. Rebecca Plume finished first with a time of 10:57.48 and Christine Gore was third in 11:00.73.

LMU took first place in the next three events, starting with Maggie Brophy's 1:56.39 in the 200 free. Hicks (1:00.07) and Alicia Royal (1:03.69) followed, taking first and third in the 100 back. Samuels (1:09.03) and Magura (1:10.27) then finished one-two in the 100 breast.

Hicks earned two more first place finishes for LMU when she swam the 50 free in 24.37 and the 100 free in 52.72. Magura also finished second in the 100 free in 54.83.

Morgan Finley and Alyssa Geraghty took first and third place in the 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:28.16 and 2:31.31 respectively.

Samuels and Hamilton kept the Lions rolling, finishing one and two in the 100 butterfly with times of 1:00.35 and 1:03.23.

A number of second place finishes also added points for the Lions. McKay took second in the 200 fly (2:15.97) and the 500 free (5:20.27). Magura was second in the 200 IM in 2:13.71, and Geraghty, Ridgeway, Nicole Boston, and Kristin Kelly combined to finish second in the 400 free.

"This was one of our best meets this season, in terms of the whole team contributing to our wins," Head Coach Bonnie Adair said.

LMU will wrap up the regular season with two dual meets at home next week. First up will be Cal State Northridge Wednesday at 2:00 at the Burns Aquatic Center.