Daniele Surkovich won two events in the Retrievers' win.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.- The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team (9-1) concluded its dual meet season with a 138.5-104.5 victory at Marist Saturday afternoon, handing the Red Foxes (9-1) their first loss of the season. The Retriever men (6-4) had their winning streak snapped at five, as they were edged by Marist (8-1), 125-118, in a meet that came down to the final relay.
Both meets were closely contested throughout, but UMBC’s women pulled away by winning six of the last seven events, while the Retriever men lost in the final relay for the third time this season.
Freshman Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) was the only multiple winner for the women, as she took both the 200-free (1:57.66) and the 500-free (5:11.16).
Other winners for the Retrievers included senior Amber Harris (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Arcadia) in the 1,000-free (10:43.07), sophomore Meghan Sackett (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney/Maryland) in the 200-fly (2:09.58), freshman Robin Klein (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) in the 100-free (54.44), junior Agnes Stanislawska (Zielona Gora, Poland/LO VI Zielona Gora) in the 200-back (2:07.68) and freshman Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) in the 200-breast (2:21.57).
UMBC also won the 400-free relay, as sophomore Lindsey Engler (Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett), Harris, freshman Joy Wilde (Greenlawn, N.Y./Harborfields) and senior Elyse Gibson (Nova Scotia, Canada/Queen Elizabeth) teamed to swim a time of 3:40.90.
The men were paced by junior Ryan Karrer (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional), who swept the distance freestyle events with times of 4:43.50 in the 500-free and 9:36.31 in the 1,000-free.
Other winners for the Retrievers included freshman Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) in the 200-free (1:44.41), junior diver Jeff Salgado (Glen Rock, Pa./South Western/St. Bonaventure) in the 1-meter competition (256.50) and senior Geza Szabo (Szolnok, Hungary/Ady Endre Gimnazium) in the 200-fly (1:51.46).
In addition, UMBC won the 400-medley relay, as freshman Milos Djukic (Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro/Svetozar Markovic), sophomore Scott Auchter (Wernersville, Pa./Wilson), Szabo and senior Adam Blais (Westbrook, Maine/Westbrook) teamed to swim a time of 3:32.56.
The Retrievers now have two-and-a-half weeks off before heading to Boston for the America East Championships.