WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team fell in its second dual meet of the 2017-18 season on Friday night, as the Royals dropped a 166-96 decision to Catholic.
With the result, Scranton is now 2-1 on the short season.
In the opening event of the evening, Scranton's 200-medley relay team of juniors Michael Ramsthaler (Florham Park, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) and Brayan Winiarz (Long Pond, Pa./Evergreen Community), along with senior Patrick Blaser (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and sophomore Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was victorious in a time of 1:39.74 to put the Royals on the board with a victory to start the night.
The Royals, however, did not pick up their next win until Quigley captured the 100-breaststroke in a time of 1:01.33. It was a dominating night for Catholic from then on out, as freshman Matthew Mills (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) was the only other Scranton swimmer to win an individual event on the evening, as he captured the 200-IM in 2:02.47, besting his nearest competitor by almost six seconds in the process.
Sophomore diver Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) also made his 2017-18 debut in the meet, taking the three-meter dive with a final score of 181.38. He also took part in the one-meter dive, finishing second with a score of 181.73.
The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team returns to action on Saturday, November 4th, as they travel to Goucher to take on the host Gophers and Juniata. Action gets underway at 1 p.m.