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UMBC Swimming and Diving Falls to Navy Saturday
Senior Justin Bronson won two individual events Saturday at Navy.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.óBoth the UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams suffered defeats at Navy on Saturday afternoon. The menís side fell to 1-2 on the season after a 169-126 loss, while the women dropped to 1-3 after 136-105 decision.
Senior Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) had another outstanding day, winning the 100 and 200 meter free events with times of 52.52 and 1:53.26, respectively. Bronson also touched second in the 400 meter free in a time of 4:01.53.
Junior Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) put in a strong performance, winning the 100 meter breast (1:06.44) and finished second in the 100 meter fly (57.23). Freshman Nour Saad (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) was the only other individual winner, taking the 200 meter back in a time of 2:05.94.
In the final event of the day, the 400 meter free relay team of freshmen Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) and Jason Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West), sophomore Keilan Freeman (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Argyll Centre) and Bronson touched first in a time of 3:28.98.
On the womenís side, the Retrievers got off to an excellent start, with the 400 meter medley relay team of freshman Laura Tilman (Miami Springs, Fla./Ransom Everglades), juniors Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) and Lindsey Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity), and freshman Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) touching first in a time of 4:24.27.
After the great start, Navy came back and won 11 of the final 12 events. Sherman won UMBCís only individual event of the day, the 200 meter fly, in a time of 2:19.91.
Senior Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) finished second in the 100 and 200 meter free events, while sophomore Rebecca Godwin (Catonsville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) touched second in the 400 and 800 meter free events.
The womenís team returns to action Sunday as they host New Hampshire at 2:30 p.m. in the UMBC Natatorium.