Lehigh men's swimming and diving downs Rider to remain unbeaten
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh’s men’s swimming and diving team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 181-119 win over Rider Sunday at Jacobs Pool. Juniors Frank Cuzzola and Alex Aboud won two events apiece while senior Chris Toth posted a first and second place finish as Lehigh won 10 of 16 events on the afternoon.
“Steve Fletcher and his Rider team always put up a tough battle,” Herb said. They are good. Today, however, our Lehigh team fought through every race. Everything was left in the water. They did a super job!”
Aboud swept the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke events, taking the 100 in 59.85 seconds and the 200 in 2:14.31 while Matt Ferguson finished second. Cuzzola took the 100 free in 47.35 seconds and the 200 in 1:44.51, .36 seconds faster than Toth who was edged out for the win. Toth did come back to win the 500 free in 4:43.96.
Sophomore Chris Hoke finished second to Cuzzola in the 100 free and took second behind sophomore Demetri Karedis, who won the 50 free in 21.27 seconds. Senior Kevin Shoemaker won the 200 fly in 1:54.42, while freshman Danny Bennett continued his strong work in the distance events, winning the 1000 free in 9:55.58.
The Lehigh men won both relay events as well as Aboud, Shoemaker, Karedis and freshman Martin Kendig took the 200 medley relay in 1:36.01. Cuzzola, Kendig, Hoke and freshman Jack Lorentzen won the 400 free relay in 3:12.08
The Mountain Hawks will return to the pool next weekend at the two-day Princeton Invitational, Friday in New Jersey.