Oct. 19, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
The Florida State University women’s swimming and diving team earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season as the Lady Seminoles (2-0, 1-0 ACC) defeated Maryland Friday night by the score of 132-111 in College Park, Md. Sophomore diver Chelsie Lerew led the Tribe as she took first-place honors on the one and three-meter events with scores of 286.42 and 317.39, respectively. Both scores were UM pool-records.
The Lady Seminoles won only six of the 13 events, but the team depth was good enough to pull out the victory, as they finished in the top three sixteen times.
In the 50-yard freestyle, freshman Jennie Lyes edged out fellow Lady Seminole Christy Cech, winning with a time of 23.68 to Cech’s 23.86. Cech, an All-American in the 50 free after placing fourth in the event in last year’s NCAA meet, got even with Lyes in the 100 free, touching the wall at 52.04 for the win. Lyes placed second at 52.32.
The Lady Seminoles began the night by winning the 400-yard medley relay. The team of seniors Amber Goodwin, Keryn Krynauw, Candice Nethercott and Cech brought home the victory at 3:50.55. The final win for the Tribe came in the final event, the 400 freestyle relay. The youthful squad of freshman Emily Breen, sophomores Elizabeth Parkinson and Loren Hansen and anchorwomen Lyes won the event (3:29.27) to seal the team victory.
The Lady Seminoles return to action tomorrow, Saturday October 20, when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va. to take on James Madison and William & Mary at noon.