Swimming and Diving teams
Despite putting up a strong fight, both the Men's and Women's Swimming teams lost to Army in the season's first Patriot League match-up on Saturday. The afternoon was highlighted by AU senior Dominick Szabo's record-breaking performances.
Szabo broke pool records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, the latter of which had stood for nine years. In addition, Szabo won the 100-yard freestyle, and led AU's 400-yard medley relay team to victory. Senior Ethan Bassett also contributed greatly, winning the 400-yard IM as well as the 200-yard butterfly and 1,650-yard freestyle. All told, the AU Men's side won the swimming portion of the competition by the score of 140-121, but lost the overall meet due to a lack of divers.
The Women's team started strong, winning the first five events, but the Black Knights used their deeper roster to overcome the Eagles. Senior Jessica Lidstrom led the Eagles by taking first place in 100- and 200-yard freestyle, and second place in the 50-yard freestyle. Freshman Kaitlin Moughty also made a strong showing, taking first place in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. Sophomore Christina Huang also won the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and worked with Lidstrom, Moughty, and junior Lindsay McDavitt to win the 400-yard medley relay.
The Eagles head to the Naval Academy on Nov. 14, where they will swim against Navy and Bucknell