Jan. 22, 2005
The Yale women's and men's swimming teams notched three victories in less than 24 hours, as they returned from last night's victory at Fairfield to defeat Penn and Dartmouth in New Haven on Saturday afternoon. Both the men's and women's teams won by almost 75 points against each Ivy rival.
The women's team remains undefeated in dual meets as they defeated Penn 199.5-99.5 and Dartmouth 228-71. The women opened competition with diving and also with a win as Melanie Loftus finished first in both the 1 meter and 3 meter events. Yale's 200 Medley relay got the team off to a strong start in the pool as Moira McCloskey, Caroline Dowd, Becca Knicely and Meg Gill opened with a first place finish. The women also notched victories in the 200 Freestyle (Nicole Swaney), 100 Back (McCloskey), 50 Freestyle (Gill), 100 Freestyle (Chase Bulter), 200 Back (McCloskey), 200 Breast (Caroline Stephenson), 500 Freestyle (Swaney), 100 Fly (Knicely) and 200 IM (Stephenson).
Both teams will face archrivals Harvard and Princeton in New Haven next Saturday and Sunday at the annual H-Y-P meet. Competition begins on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at Noon.