Baltimore, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving lost to Navy on Friday, as the women's race came down to the final relay. The women fell 152-148, while the men took a 158-134 loss. Three pool records fell on Friday, with UMBC claiming two of them.
"I'm am proud of the way we swam today. Both teams fought hard and kept their composure," Head Coach Chad Cradock said after the meet. When asked about the records that were broken on Friday, Cradock stated, "We are swimming at a high level right now. I am excited for the rest of the season."
From there, the women went on to win eight individual races, with Escobedo winning three of them. The junior took first in 100 and 200 breast with times of 1:02.69 and 2:13.74 respectively. Escobedo broke the pool record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.56 in the final individual race of the day.
Freshman Hania Moro took gold in the 200 and 500 free with times of 1:52.75 and 5:02.62, as she celebrated her birthday on Friday. Other Retriever winners wereLaura Massicotte (1,000 free, 10:20.73), Lauren Day (100 back, 58.04), and Aleasha Knight (200 back, 2:05.47).
The men saw a trio of Retrievers place first on Friday night. Gregor Spoerlein won the 200 free in a time of 1:41.83. Just before the first break of the evening, freshman Andrew Sanchez took first in the 50 free. The Catonsville native won the sprint in 21.49. Finally, Alexander Gliese won the 200 back for UMBC with a time of 1:51.11.
The Retrievers are back in the pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 when they host George Washington. The Retrievers and Colonials will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the UMBC Aquatic Complex.