TCNJ slips by No. 6 Stevens Institute
Final meet of the season falls in Lions favor with ranked win
Hoboken, N.J. -- Competing in its final dual meet of the 2011-12 season, TCNJ registered its biggest victory knocking off sixth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology 154-108 on Sunday afternoon.
Just one day removed from winning their conference championship, the seventh-ranked Lions (9-1) rallied to defeat the Ducks in convincing fashion. Depth carried TCNJ as they swept the top three spots in four separate individual events, placed first and second in a fifth, and claimed both relay races.
Junior Adam Schneider produced one of his best efforts of the season winning the 50-freestyle and 100-butterfly events. He also was a part of two relay wins as the Lions took first in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:34.41 and 400-free relay in 3:09.20.
In that 50-free race, Schneider posted a winning time of 21.57. Sophomore Stephen Gibson finished runner-up with a time of 21.64 and classmate Philip Hawley was third clocking 22.01.
In the 100-breaststroke event, junior Evan Paulan, sophomore Michael Oliva, and sophomore Matthew Knoth took the top three spots. Paulan earned top honors produced the fastest time, finishing in 1:00.84. Oliva and Knoth followed with finishes of 1:01.27 and 1:03.27.
Senior Ryan Clark touched the wall first in the 100-free and backed by second and third place finishes from senior Jesse Taylor and Gibson. Clark registered a winning time of 46.82, while Taylor (47.42) and Gibson (48.30) earned valuable points with their performances.
Taylor won the 200-free earlier in the meet with a finish of 1:44.44. Once again, the Lions seized the top three spots as Brian Giacopelli and Clark took second and third place.
Freshman Adam Burzynski continued his exceptional rookie season by winning both backstroke events with times of 52.87 and 1:57.15. He also contributed to the win in the 200-medley relay.