Loyola, Towson vs. Maryland-Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 21. TOWSON took the short trip to the UMBC Natatorium Saturday for a pair of dual meets with the Retrievers and Loyola Greyhounds and came away with victories against both schools, improving to 8-1 this season. The Tigers defeated UMBC 164-136 and beat Loyola by a score of 230-70.
"It has to be a team mentality and we accomplished what we did today because everyone contributed," Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. "It's a whole lot easier doing it that way. That type of toughness is what we need."

Senior Cari Czarnecki starred yet again for the Tigers, as she won the 200-yard butterfly, the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley.

The 100-yard butterfly displayed Towson's team depth, as the team posted three of the top four finishers. Behind Czarnecki, who timed a 57.82 finish for first place, were freshman Victoria Oslund, who finished second, and Melanie Rowland, who placed fourth. Oslund also finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley and fifth in the 200-yard butterfly.

The one and three-meter dives were also successful for Towson, as senior Caroline Baker won the one-meter event and finished third in the three-meter. She scored 292.80 points in the one-meter event, while teammateJeanne Ball won the three-meter dive with 276.90 points.

Towson (8-1, 4-0 CAA) returns to action Jan. 27th for a meet with Johns Hopkins at Burdick Pool. The meet begins at 1 p.m.

Behind a quartet of freshmen, the Tigers (3-6, 1-3 CAA) earned a victory over the Loyola Greyhounds Saturday 154-140 at the UMBC Natatorium, but fell to UMBC 171-114 in a separate dual meet.

Andy Disco, Matt Lowe,John Gartland and Matt Collingwood all earned top five finishes Saturday, to lead a balanced team effort.

"Today was a good day. For the men it was a great meet," Towson Head CoachPat Mead said. "The second half of the meet, the guys did a terrific job really taking control of the meet. It was a really good accomplishment."

Gartland finished both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events in fourth place, defeating the top Loyola finisher in each event.

Lowe was second in the 1,000-yard freestyle and third in the 500-yard freestyle. Collingwood was third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.22 seconds, while Disco took second place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:59.53.

On the diving boards, sophomoreAlex Cohen won both the one and three-meter dives. He scored 319.75 points on the one-meter and scored 257.80 points in the three-meter event.

Towson returns to action Jan. 27th for a meet with Johns Hopkins at Burdick Pool. The meet begins at 1 p.m.

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