Nov. 4, 2000
The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team (6-1) was edged by Purdue 161-138 in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday afternoon. It was the first dual meet loss for the Irish since the 1998-99 season (Notre Dame went 10-0 in the 1999-2000 dual meet season).
Notre Dame did earn its sixth dual meet victory of the year 130-57 over the University of Evansville during the meet.
It was the second-consecutive day of competition for the Irish, who defeated Miami (Ohio), Pittsburgh and Kenyon College, yesterday, Nov. 4, in Oxford, Ohio. Freshman Marie Labosky (Churchville, Pa.) won the distance freestyle event and an individual medley event for the second day in a row. Labosky captured the 1,000 freestyle against Purdue and Evansville in 10:14.61, distancing her closest competitior by seven seconds. She also won the 200 IM in 2:06.46.
Junior diver Heather Mattingly (Houston, Texas) also was a repeat double-winner for the Irish. Mattingly captured the one- and three-meter diving events in both meets over the weekend. Today, Mattingly posted 263.85 points in one-meter diving and 269.10 points in three-meter.
Other individual winners for Notre Dame in the meet were junior Allison Lloyd (Fort Wayne, Ind.) in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.21), senior Kristen Van Saun (Lawrence, Kan.) in the 500 freestyle (5:03.68) and junior Kelly Hecking (Rutherford, NJ) in the 200 backstroke (2:03.77).
Next up for the Irish is the Indiana University Invitational, Nov. 17 – 19, in Bloomington, Ind.