The Towson University women’s swimming and diving program earned its first undefeated dual meet season since the program’s debut in 1972 on Saturday afternoon.
Towson defeated Johns Hopkins 193-91 in the team’s final home and dual meet of the season. The Tigers (10-0, 4-0) earned victories in all but one event against the Blue Jays.
Senior Victoria Oslund led the Tigers’ effort in the pool, picking up wins in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay events.
Senior Lyndsey Dickson led the Tigers on the diving boards, winning both the one- and three-meter events.
The Towson men’s swimming and diving program also picked up a victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday.
The men’s team finished the season undefeated at home, winning all five of the dual-meet matchups held in Burdick Pool. Towson grabbed first-place finishes in 12 of the 14 events.
Both picked up victories in the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays. McKinney also won the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events, while Breschi won the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events.
Sophomore Jeremy Liu was a part of the 200-yard medley relay team and also picked up wins in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events.
Both teams will travel to Bucknell on Saturday, Jan. 31 for the Bison invite featuring Army, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy.
Gymnastics finish second in its home opener
The Towson University gymnastics team finished in second place in its home-opening quad-meet against the University North Carolina, West Chester and William & Mary on Sunday evening.
The University of North Carolina took the team title with 195.350 points. The Tigers finished with a score of 194.525 to finish ahead of West Chester (188.025) and William & Mary (190.900).
“We came out and we proved a point, and we did what we wanted to do,” Head Coach Vicki Chliszczyk said. “A third meet in a row with no counting falls is phenomenal. I don’t think we’ve had three meets a season with no counting falls in my entire time here. So that is obviously fantastic.”
The Tigers’ best event was the floor routine. Towson outscored the visiting teams while Nicolette Vignola tied for first place on the floor. Both Samantha Lutz and Lauren Cahalan scored career highs in the event.
Towson will make the trip to Texas Women’s University on Sunday, Feb. 1 for a quad-meet featuring San Jose State and Centenary.
Other Athletics News:
- The Towson men’s basketball team fell 69-65 at UNC Wilmington. Sophomore John Davis led the Tigers, finishing with a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds.
- The women’s basketball team lost at UNC Wilmington 71-63. LaTorri Hines-Allen scored 21 points in the loss.
- The Towson tennis team were defeated by James Madison in its spring season opener. The Tigers won two of the three doubles matches to grab the doubles point.
- The Towson indoor track and field team finished second in a field of eight teams at the Gulden Invitational at Bucknell Invitational on Saturday.