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Eagles Swimmers Suffer Non-Conference Loss

(Posted December 10, 2005)

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. ? The Juniata College swimming team took on a tough Division II opponent in its final meet of the winter semester Saturday afternoon, and host Lock Haven University proved to be too much to overcome as the Eagles fell 118-80 in non-conference action. Juniata is now 3-5 on the year.

Juniata had one win on the day, but claimed a number of second and third-place finishes throughout the day. Amy Sutherland (Norwich/Norwich, N.Y.) provided Juniata with its one first-place finish on the day, and she swam to a victory in the 200-yard backstroke. She swam a solid time of 2:18.50 in the event.

The Eagles then had the runner-up and third-place finishes in five different events. It began when Kim Dierolf (Boyertown/Boyertown) and Kasey Brough (Carlisle/Gardners) placed second and third in the 1,000 freestyle. Jenny Bair (Huntingdon/Huntingdon) and Carlie Zoubek (Paul IV/Burke, Va.) were the next pair to go second and third, as they recorded that feat in the 200 butterfly.

It was the same story in the 100 freestyle as Kristin Musselman (Central Columbia/Bloomsburg) was second and Amy Hanson (Lancaster Catholic/Elizabethtown) touched the wall in third. The Eagles were second and third again in the 500 freestyle with Brough and Rachel Almy (Foxcroft Academy/Charleston, Maine) claiming those spots. The final second and third-place finishes came in the 200 breastroke with Bair and Zoubek again claiming second and third-place respectively. Zoubek also had a runner-up finish in the 200 IM.

The Eagles will begin a training trip to Florida in early January, and then will be back in the pool for a competitive meet on January 14 when they face California University (Pa.).

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