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Lions Drop Dual Monday

Dec. 18, 2006

Complete Results

LOS ANGELES - Competing for the first time in over two weeks, Loyola Marymount fell in dual action 155-107 to Northern Arizona Monday afternoon at Burns Aquatic Center. The Lions (5-4) will have another two-plus-weeks off before hosting Alaska-Fairbanks January 4th.

The Lions trailed by 25 after just three events, but first place victories by senior Lauren Mathewson and freshman Trinity O'Neill kept LMU in contention until NAU pulled away in the final few events.

Mathewson came up with victories in the 100 back (59.94), 50 free (24.16), and 200 back (2:07.47). O'Neill won the 200 fly in 2:09.62.

With Mathewson winning the 100 back, the Lions went 1-2-3, as Alicia Royal finished second in 1:02.96 and Kim McKay took third in 1:03.19.

The Lions also went 1-2 in the 50 free, with Mathewson first and Alex Wike second in 24.56.

LMU finished 2-3 in both the 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Another key point-winner for LMU was Morgan Finley, who placed second in both the 100 breast (1:07.30) and the 200 breast (2:26.31). Angela Samuels took second in the 100 fly in 58.75.

The Lumberjacks had a balanced scoring attack, with five different individuals winning events.

The Lions will break for Christmas before returning to action Thursday, January 4th to host Alaska-Fairbanks at 10:00 a.m.