MOUNT ST. MARY'S at MONMOUTH
Friday, October 13 | 2 p.m.
West Long Branch, N.J. | Richard E. Steadman Natatorium
MOUNT ST. MARY'S at SAINT PETER'S
Saturday, October 14 | 10 a.m.
Newark, N.J. | NJIT
SETTING THE SCENE
The Mount St. Mary's University men's and women's swimming & diving teams will head out for their first road meets of the season this weekend, competing at Monmouth on Friday (October 13) before heading to Saint Peter's on Saturday (October 14).
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mount men's team was clipped in its season opening meet by a 107-98 margin against VMI on Friday, before coming back the following day and topping the Keydets, 119-95, for its historic first victory in program history. The Mountaineers won eight of the 12 events in the victory, highlighted by freshman Ryan Carroll, who took first place in the 200 (2:00.22) and 400 freestyles (4:23.79). The Mount also had the top-three finishers in the 100 breast, led by Aidan McCormick's first-place showing in a time of 1:08.56. Mount St. Mary's had strong showings in both relay events, placing first in the 200 medley (1:50.76) and 200 free (1:39.86).
The women's squad opened the season with a pair of victories against VMI over the weekend, defeating the Keydets by a 120-72 final on Friday and a 124-76 margin on Saturday. The Mountaineers had four swimmers claim multiple victories in individual events during the two-day stretch, led by Maggie deTar's four wins. deTar took first place in the 100 free (1:02.67) and 200 free (2:17.76) on Friday, and earned the top spots in the 200 IM (2:36.78) and 400 free (4:46.56) the following day. Mary Lombardi won a combined three events during the pair of meets, registering first-place showings in the 100 (1:02.89), 400 (4:42.67) and 1500 (18:32.12) freestyle events. Bridget Vaughan and rookie Valeria Villagran were the other two Mountaineers with multiple wins over the weekend.
INSIDE THE MATCHUPS
The Mount St. Mary's men's team, in just its second season as a varsity program, will face both Monmouth and Saint Peter's for the first time in series history this weekend.
For the women, the Mountaineers will also face Monmouth for the first time, and follow with the ninth all-time meeting against Saint Peter's. The Mount has won each of the eight previous meetings against the Peacocks, including a pair of victories in the most recent matchup back in 2010.
The Mountaineers continue their road stretch with a meet at Howard on November 3 at 6 p.m.