DAVIDSON, N.C., January 12. THE University of Richmond's Lady Spiders took two out of three meets this weekend, defeating Gardner-Webb and Davidson, but falling to Clemson. The Spiders now stand at 4-3 on the season.
On Saturday, the Spiders traveled to Boiuling Springs, N.C., where junior Mary Adams (Williamsburg, Va.) took first place in three events as the Richmond's stung Gardner-Webb, 177-86.
Adams won the 200 IM (2:07.12) and the 100 breast (1:08.19), individually. She was also a part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:48.97) that consisted of freshman Michelle Coombs (Newburgh, N.Y.), sophomore Brooke Boncher (West Newbury, Mass.) and freshman Emily Bateman (Somers Point, N.J.).
Coombs was the other multi-winner by claiming first in the 100 back (59.67). Freshman Holly Hinds (Andover, Mass) won the 500 free (5:10.06), while senior Maureen Sabri (Chambersburg, Pa.) won the 50 free (25.25).
Senior Calla DeRuosi (Richmond, Va.) took one of three first-place finishes for the University of Richmond women's swimming and diving team to lead them past Davidson, 176-61, but fall to Clemson, 139- 97, in a double dual meet.
DeRuosi won the 100 breast (1:07.95) and was the first of four Spiders to hit the touch pads. Juniors Mary Adams (Williamsburg, Va.), Leslie Moatz (Bechtelsville, Pa.) and Erin Cutitta (Earlysville, Va.) finished in second, third and fourth places, respectively, to round out the scoring in that event.
Freshman Michelle Coombs (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Brooke Boncher (West Newbury, Mass.) were the other Spiders to finish in first-place. Coombs won the 200 free (1:53.75), while Boncher won the 50 free (24.30).
Richmond next hosts Columbia at noon on Saturday, Jan. 17th.