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Villanova Posts Strong 180-110 Defeat Over La Salle
Senior Hayley Edwards posted two individual wins and swam on Villanova's winning relay team in the victory over La Salle.

Oct. 24, 2012

Complete Results

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova (1-0) got their season started off on the right foot in the 180-110 victory over La Salle (1-1) Wednesday afternoon. The competition was highlighted by six individual winners as the Wildcats placed first in 12 of the 16 events.

The Wildcats opened the afternoon with a strong finish from Lindsey Hagens (Westboro, Mass.), Erin Malone (Sydney, Australia), Hayley Edwards (Pilesgrove, N.J.) and Natalie Elphick (Durban, South Africa) who took the first-place finish in the 400 yard medley relay.

After swimming on a winning relay team, Hayley Edwards registered two more wins during the course of the afternoon. She notched a victory in the 200 yard freestyle beating freshman Kaisla Kollanus by only .02 seconds with a time of 1:52.88. Edwards also placed first in the 200 yard butterfly touching the wall at 2:02.56.

Lindsey Hagens also had a solid remainder of the meet after her relay win as she snagged first-place 100 yard backstroke with a time of 59.66.

Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) earned a feat in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:12.20. Tammadge finished the race 6.43 seconds ahead of her next competitor. She also notched a first-place finish in the 500 yard freestyle and posted a time of 4:58.43.

Proving once again that she is a powerful breaststroker, Laura McLaughlin (West Chester, Pa.) went 2-for-2 and took wins in the 100 and 200 yard breaststrokes (1:05.03, 2:22.51)



Debuting in her first meet, Kaisla Kollanus (Hyvinkaa, Finland) notched a win in the 50 yard freestyle and posted a time of 23.83 while also coming in first place in the 100 yard freestyle at 51.50.

Junior diver Lauren Brown (Schnecksville, Pa.) swept the 1-meter and 3-meter board competitions finishing with scores of 274.50 and 271.65, respectively.

The Wildcats will next host West Virginia and James Madison Saturday morning at the Pavilion Pool.