Mountain Hawks swept by Penn, Rider
Posted: November 10, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh continued its streak of hosting meets with a 34-event tri-meet featuring Rider and Penn Saturday at Jacobs Pool. The Quakers opened their season in impressive fashion by sweeping both the Mountain Hawks and the Broncs. On the men’s side Penn defeated Lehigh 182-111 while Rider edged the Mountain Hawks 166-133. Lehigh also dropped a pair on the women’s side, falling to Rider 164-129 and Penn 227-66.
“On the men’s side, it was certainly a meet we would have liked to have won, said Lehigh head coach Rob Herb. “Guys on the team have more to give; it’s just a matter of getting it out of them. The women continue to troop along, they are a tough group moving forward. As we recover and look forward to our next meets, I’m sure we are about to see the best this has to offer.”
The Mountain Hawk men captured wins in five of the 17 events contested. Seniors Jon Kearney, Mike Hay and Clark Cohen all made significant contributions. Kearney took the 200 fly in 1:56.50; Cohen won the three meter dive in 273.65 and took second place in the one meter. Hay spearheaded a winning effort in the 400 free relay. Junior Dan Johnson also picked up a win, taking the 100 free in 46.81. Sophomore Kevin McGrath won the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.63.
On the women’s side, Herb credited the efforts of sophomore Allison Rolish in the 1000 free; freshman Lauren Kindrick in the 1000 and 500 free and sophomore Julie Sicherman in the 100 fly. Rolish and Kindrick finished 2-3 in the 1000 free, with Rolish turning in a time of 10:44.27 and Kindrick finishing six seconds behind. Kindrick added a second place finish in the 500, while Sicherman took second in the 100 fly with a time of 59.87 seconds. Sophomore Melanie Rolish also added second place finishes in the 100 and 200 yard breast events.
Lehigh’s women will have a short turnaround as the Mountain Hawks will host Vermont Sunday at noon. The Mountain Hawks’ next full squad meet will be on Friday when Lehigh hosts archrival Lafayette. Diving action will begin at 3:30 p.m. from Jacobs Pool.