SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams competed Wednesday night against Washington (Md.) College at Maggs Physical Activities Center. The men dropped a close decision 110-95 while the women fell 138-67.
The men's side was led by senior Okan Eyigor and sophomore Peter Moyer as both claimed top finishes in two of their events. Okan alongside teammates Tyler Maggio, Stephen Arcidiaconoand Jake Blazer gave the Sea Gulls their first victory on the day in an intense 200-meter medley relay finish that saw Blazer make up ground in the final stretch to beat out the Shoremen by a hundredths of a second, posting a time of 1:51.16. Eyigor also continued his winning ways in the 100-meter backstroke as he posted a time of 59.85, almost four seconds faster than second place.
Moyer gave Salisbury its third win of the meet when he brought home a first-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle event. Moyer recorded a time of 1:58.98, three seconds faster than his Shoreman counterpart. He would get his second win of the day as he earned the top spot in the 400-meter freestyle, recording a time of 4:16.13 and narrowly edging out Shoreman Pat Elliott's time of 4:17.16.
Andrew Ward, Maggio, Conor Johnston and Blazer rounded out the night for the men posting a first-place finish in a nail-biting 200-meter freestyle relay, recording a time of 1:41.50, just three tenths of a second faster than second place.
Radcliffe and fellow teammates Tarnosky, Layne Gable and Madison Tinus got the Sea Gulls off to a strong start in the 200-meter medley relay, but in a neck and neck race missed the top position by nine hundredths of a second. The team recorded a time of 2:07.83 to give the women their first points of the day.
Radcliffe went on to give the women's side their first and only victory on the night as she took the top spot in the 200-meter freestyle, posting a time of 2:13.87. Radcliffe also claimed four points for the Sea Gulls in the 100-meter breaststroke notching a time of 1:20.18, which was good enough for a second spot.
Baldinazzo went on to earn four points for Salisbury as she claimed second in a tight 50-meter freestyle race, recording a time of 29.23, less than a second behind first.
Baldinazzo alongside Maddie Snow, Nikky Marders and Tinus rounded out the night for the Sea Gulls. they brought home an additional four points in the 200-meter freestyle relay, posting a time of 1:57.38, just a second and a half behind the top spot.
The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Saturday, November 12th when they take on PSU-Altoona in another non-conference meet. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m.