Pacers Top Royals Despite Two Wins From Ambrose and Owens

Pacers Top Royals Despite Two Wins From Ambrose and Owens
Mike Ambrose Matt Flint Grant Owens
Joseph Vannucci Colin Fitzgerald Steven Storra


SCRANTON, Pa.—Senior Mike Ambrose (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) won the 100 (1:00.46) and 200 breaststroke (2:17.57) and junior Grant Owens (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) swept the 50 (:22.17) and 100 free (:48.77), but it wasn’t enough to keep The University of Scranton men’s swimming & diving team from dropping its fifth straight meet, 159-132, to Marywood University Saturday afternoon at the Pacer Aquatics Center.

Ambrose and Owens also swam legs on the first-place finishing 200 medley relay that covered the distance in 1:40.40.  Joining them were freshman Joseph Vannucci (Swarthmore, Pa./Ridley) and senior Matt Flint (West Caldwell, NJ/Montclair Kimberly Academy).

Vannucci and Flint also picked up first-place honors today.  Vannucci won the 200 individual medley (2:05.49) while Flint finished first in the 100 fly (2:05.49).

The Royals, now 2-5 on the season, also received runner-up finishes from Vannucci in the 100 (:56.51) and 200 backstroke (2:05.29), freshman Colin Fitzgerald (Budd Lake, NJ/Mount Olive) in the 100 (1:04.35) and 200 breaststroke (2:21.88) and the 200 individual medley (2:05.57), and senior Steven Stora (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) in the 1-meter diving (154.15 points).

Owens, juniors Kyle Burnett (Cedar Grove, NJ/St. Anthony’s) and Edward Westlake (West Chester, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and senior Ryan Holmes (Clarks Green, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) swam a time of 1:29.68 in the 200 free relay to finish runner-up in the final event of the day.

The Royals will return to action on Saturday, December 6, against Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, beginning at 1:00 p.m.


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