This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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JANUARY 19, 2002

Blue Hen Women Swimmers Continue Dominance Over Lafayette, Win 150-90

EASTON, PA. -- The University of Delaware women's swimming and diving team defeated host Lafayette College Saturday afternoon at Ruef Natatorium by a 150-90 score.  

The Delaware women continued their dominance over Lafayette, downing the Leopards for the fourth straight year and for the 19th time in 20 all-time meetings.

The Blue Hen women had three multiple event winners as sophomore Meghan Petry (Villa Walsh/New Providence, N.J.) captured the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events while sophomore Jill Fitzgerald (Archbishop Wood/Warminster, Pa.) won the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

Junior diver Julie Van Deusen (Hill School, Pa./Bear, Del.) remained undefeated on the season as she won both the one meter and three meter diving events. Van Deusen, a transfer from Syracuse, is now 16-0 this season in diving competitions.

Other Delaware first place finishers were Jennifer Haus in the 200 freestyle (2:00.35); Sara Stephens in the 200 IM (2:14.19); Sandy Stephens in the 200 butterfly (2:11.23); and Kim Fields in the 200 backstroke, 2:12.6.