Jan. 24, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio women's swimming and diving team downed former Mid-American Conference rival Marshall 179-115 for its second consecutive dual meet victory.
Lindsey DeStefano (Wildwood, Mo.) and Karen Liddy (Piqua, Ohio) paced the way for the Bobcats with each winning two events. DeStefano won the 50 freestyle for the second time this year, taking the event in a time of 24.81 and added a first-place time of 59.77 in the 100 butterfly. Liddy posted her second and third top times of the year, winning the 100 breast in 1:07.40 and the 200 breast in a personal-best time of 2:25.42.
Five other individuals added first place times for Ohio. Sophomores Emily Wylam (Yorktown, Va.), Michaela Hahn-Lawson (Painesville, Ohio) and Sigal Simsolo (Kibbutz Yakum, Israel) each recorded first-place marks. Wylam won the 100 back in a time of 58.71, Hahn-Lawson took the 200 butterfly in 2:09.80 and Simsolo clocked a time of 2:06.32 to win the 200 back.
Freshmen Courtney Gallo (Lake Worth, Fla.) and Ashley Marion (London, Ontario) accounted for the other two individual Bobcat wins. Gallo took the 1000 freestyle in 10:24.15 while Marion won the 100 free in 52.81, marking her 12th victory of the year.
The Bobcats won both of the relay events over Marshall. The group of Wylam, Hahn-Lawson, Marion and DeStefano took the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.93, which is the fastest Bobcat time this year. The lineup of Mallory Rico (Mentor, Ohio), DeStefano, Hahn-Lawson and Ilse Petersen (Johannesburg, South Africa) clocked a time of 1:39.70 in taking the 200 freestyle relay.
Ohio improves to 7-2-1 overall with the win.
Both the men's and women's teams will be in action next when they compete against Miami. The dual meet is scheduled to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.