Jan. 17, 1997

Notre Dame Swimmers Sweep Bowling Green

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Bowling Green in dual meet action at Rolfs Aquatic Center at Notre Dame. Notre Dame’s women’s team defeated the Falcons 133-108 while the men coasted to 149.5- 86.5 win. The meets were the first since the men’s team returned from a two-week trip to Brazil and since the women’s team returned from a two-week trip to Hawaii. With the wins, the women improve to 5-1 while the men are now 3-3.

In the women’s meet, the Irish won first place in 10 of the 12 events, including both relays, as Notre Dame opened up a 64-point lead after seven events. Natalie Najarian and Linda Gallo were double winners for Notre Dame. Najarian claimed the 50 and 100 freestyle and Gallo won the 200 freestyle and the 400 individual medley. Gallo was also part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team. Alison Newell, Liz Barger, Erin Brooks, Leticia Herrera and diver Gina Ketelhohn each won events to round out the Irish winners.

Notre Dame’s men’s team jumped out to a 15-2 lead after winning the top two spots in 400 medley relay and would lead by as many as 75 points at one point in the win. Ron Royer and Herb Huesman were double winners for the Irish as Royer won both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Huesman swept both the one-meter and three-meter diving events with scores of 278.025 and 287.320. Ry Beville, Chris Fugate and John Lubker also were winners for Notre Dame.

Both teams return to the pool Saturday, Jan. 18., as Notre Dame’s women’s team travels to Illinois to face Illinois and Indiana while the men head to Cleveland State to face the host Vikings and Niagara. The women return home with a dual meet against No. 10 Minnesota on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Rolfs Aquatic Center.

Event:  400 Medley Relay1.  ND (Brooks, Kline, Barger, Daylor)              4:00.472.  ND (Hollis, Iacobucci, Herrera, Najarian)       4:08.423.  ND (Holmberg, Roedersheimer, Relay, Shepard)    4:10.514.  BG (McRae, Kelso, Sullivan, Fuller)             4:16.275.  ND (Rozzoni, Glynn, Amorosa, Ricks)             4:23.41After One Event:Notre Dame 15, Bowling Green 2Event:  1000 Freestyle1.  Alison Newell, ND       10:37.542.  Michelle Pilling, BG    10:44.733.  Laura Wallace, BG       11:24.074.  Jill Matalavage, ND     11:32.655.  Laurie Kelleher, ND     11:45.406.  Brice Bockhorst, BG     12:04.26    After Two Events:Notre Dame 27, Bowling Green 9Event:  200 Freestyle1.  Linda Gallo, ND         1:53.962.  Allison Hollis, ND      1:58.073.  Michelle Pilling, BG    1:59.764.  Julie Hrusovsky, BG     2:01.265.  Jacqui McRae, BG        2:01.896.  Meghan Eckstein, ND     2:03.377.  Katie Heaton, BG        2:04.52After Three Events:Notre Dame 40, Bowling Green 15Event:  50 Freestyle1.  Natalie Najarian, ND    25.442.  Karin Painter, BG       26.093.  Kim Ricks, ND           26.174.  Judy Amorosa, ND        26.195.  Brittany Kline, ND      26.376.  Sarah Abell, BG         26.497.  Tina Sullivan, BG       26.838.  Katie Rosinsky, BG      28.99After Four Events:Notre Dame 54, Bowling Green 20Event:  400 Individual Medley1.  Linda Gallo, ND 4:36.592.  Leanna Shelly, BG   4:39.433.  Lauren Relay, ND    4:43.034.  Anne Iacobucci, ND  4:43.975.  Alicia Kelso, BG    4:44.906.  Bethany Budde, BG   4:46.177.  Karen Foley, ND     4:46.738.  Shannon Witt, BG    5:07.41After Five Events:Notre Dame 68, Bowling Green 25Event:  One-Meter Diving1.  Traci Sanderson, BG 252.2252.  Gina Ketelhohn, ND  242.2003.  Rhiana Saunders, ND 233.8504.  Laura Segerlin, BG  197.0005.  Ellyn Vreeland, BG  183.9756.  Kelly Crowhurst, ND 168.45After Six Events:Notre Dame 75, Bowling Green 37Event:  100 Butterfly1.  Liz Barger, ND      58.762.  Alison Newell, ND   1:00.793.  Molly Beeler, ND    1:00.814.  Julie Hrusovsky, BG 1:01.905.  Karin Painter, BG   1:02.376.  Amanda Hinton, BG   1:05.22After Seven Events:Notre Dame  91, Bowling Green 40Event:  100 Freestyle1.  Natalie Najarian, ND    53.962.  Courtney South, ND      54.543.  Karen Daylor, ND        54.894.  Laura Shepard, ND       54.905.  Kristin Semple, BG      54.966.  Leanne Shelly, BG       57.257.  Katie Heaton, BG        57.60After Eight Events:Notre Dame 107, Bowling Green 43Event:  100 Backstroke1.  Erin Brooks, ND     57.91 ex2.  Nancy Simpson, BG   58.113.  Sarah Abell, BG     1:00.734.  Molly Beeler, ND    1:00.785.  Meghan Eckstein, ND 1:02.86 ex6.  Jenna Rozzoni, ND   1:03.297.  Melissa Fuller, BG  1:04.098.  Tina Sullivan, BG   1:04.67After Nine Events:Notre Dame 112 , Bowling Green 57Event:  500 Freestyle1.  Leticia Herrera, ND 5:08.20 ex2.  Allison Hollis, ND  5:14.98 ex3.  Michelle Piller, BG 5:16.674.  Jacqui McRae, BG    5:23.515.  Laura Wallace, BG   5:33.886.  Jill Matalavage, ND 5:33.977.  Shannon Witt, BG    5:40.118.  Laurie Kelleher, ND 5:50.11After 10 Events:Notre Dame 115, Bowling Green 73Event:  Three-Meter Diving1.  Gina Ketelhohn, ND  285.5202.  Rhiana Saunders, ND 256.9503.  Traci Sanderson, BG 252.1504.  Laura Segerlin, BG  218.1005.  Ellyn Vreeland, BG  185.926.  Kelly Crowhurst, ND 164.55After 11 Events:Notre Dame 128, Bowling 79Event:  100 Breaststroke1.  Bethany Buddle, BG          1:07.442.  Brittany Kline, ND          1:08.69 ex3.  Alicia Kelso, BG            1:08.904.  Rebecca Roedersheimer, ND   1:11.765.  Shannon Glynn, ND           1:16.426.  Brice Bockhorst, BG         1:19.26After 12 Events:Notre Dame 133, Bowling Green 93Event:  400 Freestyle Relay1.  ND (Gallo, Suddarth, Daylor, Foley)         3:38.45 ex2.  ND (Beeler, Barger, Newell, Shepard)        3:42.89 ex3.  BG (Semple, Shelly, Simpson, Painter)       3:44.954.  ND (Holmberg, Matalavage, Ricks, Herrera)   3:50.07 ex5.  BG (Hrusovsky, Heaton, Hinton, Fuller)      3:56.916.  BG (Wallace, Witt, Bockhorst, Rosinsky)     4:12.98Final Score:Notre Dame 133, Bowling Green 108