Army Sweeps Aside Lehigh

Sam Mo

Sam Mo

Jan. 11, 2013

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Army swimming and diving teams resumed their Patriot League schedule on Friday evening by sweeping conference rival Lehigh at Jacobs Pool.

Ayman Andrews, Chris Szekely and Casey Woudenberg each won a pair of individual events in the pool, and Chris Nguyen swept the diving events to help lead the Army men (6-2, 1-1 PL) to a 180-115 victory over the Mountain Hawks (3-2, 2-1 PL). The Black Knights won 13 of the 16 events en route to the lopsided decision.

Molly Mucciarone had a hand in a three wins as the Army women (5-4, 1-1 PL) posted a 156-138 triumph versus Lehigh (1-3, 1-2 PL).

"I was very pleased with the way both teams performed," said Army head coach Mickey Wender. "It was a good start to the weekend, and we look forward to facing Bucknell tomorrow."

Andrews swept the butterfly events, winning both the 100 fly (49.40) and 200 fly (1:52.51). Andrews also teamed with Kenny Yacynych, Carter Kelly and Dan Foky to win the 400-yard medley relay (3:31.46).

Szekely won a pair of freestyle races, taking gold in the 100 free (47.26) and 200 free (1:44.34). He also teamed with Adam Sjoholm, Alex Dempsey and Sam Mo to win the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:01.97).

Woudenberg swept the 500-yard freestyle (4:45.07) and 1,000 free (9:44.72).

Nguyen continued his dominance off the boards, winning the one-meter (357.37) and three-meter (355.05) competitions.

Elsewhere, Sam Mo won the 200 breast (2:09.74), Joon Chung took gold in the 100 breast (58.88) and Alex Dempsey touched the wall first in the 200 back (1:54.63).

Mucciarone began the meet by teaming with Sam Allen, Natalie Beale and Grace Hamilton to win the 400-yard medley relay (4:02.17).

Mucciarone went on to win a pair of individual events, taking gold in the 50 free (24.29) and 100 fly (56.79). Beale, meanwhile, won the 100-yard backstroke (59.98).

Rita Snyder and Breawna Davis paced Army's diving contingent with Snyder winning the one-meter event (223.26) and Davis winning the three-meter competition (255.74).

The Black Knights closed the night by winning the 800-yard freestyle relay as the foursome of Kristen Barta, Shannon Rogers, Hamilton and Juliette Wallerstein teamed to clock a time of 7:52.65.

The Army swimming and diving teams return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12, when the Black Knights travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to face Patriot League rival Bucknell. The first events are slated to get under way from Kinney Natatorium at 1 p.m.

Meet Notes: The Army men improve to 42-0 all-time versus Lehigh ... the Black Knight women move to 14-5 all-time versus the Mountain Hawks.

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