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Terp Women Squeak by Cavaliers 119.5-117.5 To Complete Perfect Season; Virginia Men Crush Maryland -- February 5, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 5. THE No. 13 Maryland women's swimming and diving team completed its perfect season Saturday with a win over No. 12 Virginia, edging the Cavaliers 119.5-117.5, per Terp reports.

The Terps (11-0, 7-0 ACC) won for the first time at the Aquatic and Fitness Center and clinched their second straight regular season conference crown with their 22nd consecutive dual meet victory.

The Terp men (4-7, 1-6 ACC) fell to the 10th-ranked Cavs 158-78. The meet was not even that close as the Cavaliers swam exhibition entries liberally toward the end of the meet as is reflected in the attached results.

The Terp women were led by seniors Elizabeth Lavell (Annapolis, Md.) and Chrissy Miller (Seaside Park, N.J.) and freshman diver Nicole Rose (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), who each picked up two individual victories. Lavell won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle with times of 4:53.00 and 9:55.19, respectively; Miller won the 100- and 200-free with times of 51.04 and 1:49.72, respectively; and Rose swept the diving events with a score of 271.43 on the one-meter board and 262.58 on the three-meter board.

Senior Cynthia Weir (Irwin, Pa.) was the only other individual winner for the Terps. Weir took the 50-free in 23.62. In addition, Maryland's 400-yard medley relay team of seniors Megan Knepper (Williamsport, Md.) and Marina Mulyayeva (Almaty, Kazakhstan), sophomore Gigi deToll (Culpeper, Va.) and Miller won in 3:45.10.

The home Cavaliers had three double-winners in John Millen (500, 4:33.83; 1000, 9:21.24), junior Fran Crippen in the 200 IM (1:50.38) and 200 fly (1:49.23) and senior Luke Andersen with a :44.89 100 free and 1:37.57 200 free.

For Maryland on the men's side, sophomore Tim Shepard (Catonsville, Md.) had the Terps' only individual victory. Shepard won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12.18. In addition, Maryland's 400-free relay team of junior Patrick Doyle (Norfolk, Va.), seniors Mike Fried (Ambler, Pa.) and Erik Weinberg (Phoenix, Md.) and sophomore Kevin Ford (Sinking Spring, Pa.) won in 3:06.74.

The Terp women return to the pool in two weeks for the ACC Championships, Feb. 16-19 in Atlanta, Ga. The men have an extra week off before traveling to Atlanta for the championship meet Feb. 23-26.

Results: 02-05-05 Maryland @ Virginia, M-W