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UMBC Swimming and Diving Swept by Navy Saturday
Senior Jennifer Esposito won the 200 butterfly Saturday.
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC swimming and diving teams were swept by Navy Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Natatorium. The men lost 156-133, while the women fell 166-134. Both teams dropped to 1-1 on the season.
Three seniors, Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School), Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) and Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) all won individual events. Cantwell took the 100 breast in 1:05.47, Esposito the 200 fly in 2:06.47 and Kaplanova claiming the 200 IM in 2:11.34.
Junior Amanda Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md./Springbrook) took second in both diving events, scoring 197.55 on the 1-meter and 193.13 on the 3-meter.
On the men's side, senior Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) won the 100 breast in a time of 58.58, while junior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) claimed the 100 free in the 47.38. UMBCís only other individual winner was sophomore Nour Saad (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills), who won the 200 back in a time of 1:52.33.
The Retrievers started off the match on the right foot, with the team of freshman Sandy Haibel (Rockville, Md/Richard Montgomery), Mattingly, junior Brad Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) and freshman Steve Gallagher (Sinking Spring, Pa/Wilson) winning the 200 medley relay in 1:35.17.
The Retrievers return to action Nov. 14 when they take on local rivals Maryland and Towson in College Park, Md. at 1 p.m.