Feb. 1, 2003
The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team was edged out on the road Saturday afternoon, dropping a dual meet to St. Bonaventure 125-118. The meet came down to the final relay, as the Bonnies touched in 3:07.44 and Notre Dame was right behind in 3:07.52.
St. Bonaventure built and early lead behind victories in the 400 medley relay, 1,000 freestyle and 200 freestyle. Matt Obringer, J.R. Teddy and Jamie Lutkus finished second in the 1,000 free, 200 free and 200 IM to keep the meet close, but at the first diving break the home team held a 66-46 advantage.
The Notre Dame diving contingent of Andy Maggio, Tong Xie and Joe Miller combined to finish second, third and fourth in three-meter diving to edge their team a bit closer on the scoreboard.
The Irish then began a big rally behind a 200 butterfly victory by Teddy (1:53.11) and a sweep of the top three spots in the 200 backstroke led by Doug Bauman (1:52.50). Andy Maggio drew the Irish even closer with a victory in one-meter diving (304.80 points).
St. Bonaventure ended up winning the 500 freestyle but with the 200 breaststroke and final relay remaining, Notre Dame held a 105-102 advantage.
The Bonnies came back to win the 200 breast to set up the final dramatic relay.
Notre Dame’s dual meet record is now 6-7 and the Irish look forward to their final dual of the season at Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 8.