PITTSBURGH – The Dukes won nine individual events and both relays to propel them to a 164-136 victory over Marshall on Senior Day at Towers Poll.
“I was satisfied with how the ladies swam today”, Head Coach David Sheets said. “Our constant topic of conversation has been the execution of the race and focusing on the little things that can make us better. Every week of practice and the last two meetings, the team has continued to focus on the details. We (Morgan, Eddie and I ) are very happy with the work the ladies are doing and how they are starting to perform their swims in encounter situations.”
Duquesne was led in the pool by a trio of medalists at multiple events in Orla Egan, Hayley Taylor and Mendy De Rooi.
Egan won both the 1000-meter freestyle (10:28.36) and the 500-meter freestyle (5:07.93). Taylor was the first to hit the wall in both the 100-meter backstroke (56.50) and the 200-meter backstroke (2:04.81), while De Rooi claimed the title in the 50-meter free (24.19) and the 100-meter butterfly stroke (56.38). ).
De Rooi also helped both the 200-meter free and 400-meter medley relay team Marshall with less than a second lead in both heats. The Red Team, Sydney Sherman, Leah Reisker and Hanna Everhart recorded a time of one minute, 36.81 seconds to win the 200m freestyle relay. Marshall’s team closed the gap at the end but came in second at one minute, 37.26 seconds.
De Rooi also collaborated with Everhart, Haley Scholer, and Madison Dickert to post a time of three minutes, 51.63 seconds in the 400-yard medley relay. Marshall was second at three minutes, 52 seconds even.
In addition to being in both relays, Everhart was also only successful in the group, taking a victory in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of one minute and 54.42 seconds.
Emma Menzer took the last individual win in the group for the Dukes. Menzer claimed the 200-yard IM with a time of two minutes, 7.72 seconds.
at the dives, Sidney O’Donnell achieved the highest score in the three meter dive at 267.00 points. She was second in the one meter dive with 256.80 points.
The Dukes will be back in the pool this Saturday, January 22, when they travel to Youngstown State for their final double encounter of the season. The meet is scheduled to start around 10am