Jan. 17, 1998

Villanova Falls to Maryland

VILLANOVA, Pa. - On Saturday, Jan. 17, in Villanova's first home meet of the new year, the Wildcat women's swimming and diving team fell at the hands of Maryland 177-120, while the men's team lost to the Terrapins 226.50-67.50. In the loss however, Villanova once again received numerous outstanding individual performances in both men and the women's competition.

On the women's side, freshman Katie Armitage added to her already long list of rookie accomplishments by posting victories in both the 1000 yard freestyle and the 200 yard breaststroke.

Armitage, who holds eight team highs this season and established a new school record in the 400 yard individual medley, won the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:23.90 and the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:15.01.

In what was a big day for the Villanova freshman women, fellow rookies Kristen Olson and Kate Volz also tallied individual victories. Olson won the 50 yard freestyle event with a time of 24.06, while Volz posted a time of 5:03.39 to win the 500 yard freestyle.

Junior Kristin Stretanski also helped lead the Wildcat attack by winning the 100 yard breaststroke (1:07.14).

In relay competition, the Villanova 200 yard freestyle relay team of Liz Lauwaert, Tara Brock, Jackie Gruters and Olson, defeated Maryland with a time of 1:36.71.

In men's competition, sophomore Vince Allegra kept up his outstanding season with yet another individual victory. Allegra won the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 46.98. Freshman Cass

Tokarski also tallied an individual victory, with a win in the 200 yard butterfly (1:56.18).

Villanova will resume its schedule on Saturday, Jan. 24, traveling to Pittsburgh to meet the Panthers at 1 p.m.

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