Swimming and Diving Defeats LaSalle, Falls to Penn

Mohamed Hussein won three events on Saturday
Mohamed Hussein won three events on Saturday

Penn, LaSalle, UMBC Tri-Dual Results

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Competing in their second straight tri-dual meet, the UMBC swimming and diving teams defeated LaSalle, but fell to Penn, Saturday afternoon Sheerr Pool.

The men now stand at 6-3 on the year, while the women are 5-4.

Mid-year transfer Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) shined once again for the Retrievers, picking up three individual wins for the second straight meet.  The junior won three different stroke events, winning the 100-yard back (51.32), 100-yard free (46.19) and the 200-yard IM (1:53.95).

Junior Pierre De Waal (Pretria, South Africa/Tuks Sport) picked up his team-leading tenth win of the year, claiming top honors in the 500 free (4:41.94).

Freshman Lauri Kaei (Harjumaa, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) continues to impress during his rookie campaign, picking up the victory in the 200 free (51.32).

For the women, Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) continued her dominance in the 200 fly (2:05.03), winning the event, in addition to claiming victory in the 200 IM (2:10.11).

The Retriever swim teams now have the week off from competition, while the diving teams compete at Drexel next weekend.