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Women's Swimming and Diving Drops Home Opener to FGCU
Junior Eszter Bucz won three events to pace the Owls during Saturday's home opening meet against Florida Gulf Coast

Oct. 29, 2011

Final Stats

Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's swimming and diving won eight events and tallied 18 top-five efforts but lost a dual meet to in-state rival Florida Gulf Coast University 179-119 on Saturday at the FAU Aquatic Center in Boca Raton. The team also competed against Princeton University in a scrimmage session.

Junior Eszter Bucz paced the Owls' personal efforts with three event victories. She took the top spot in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.36) after touching the wall to win the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.41). Bucz also won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:28.10. The Hungary native rounded out her busy day by swimming a leg on the second-place 200-yard medley relay team.

Senior Jonna Nyback also had a strong day, winning the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.39) by two-hundredth of a second margin over Princeton's Lisa Boyce. Nyback tallied a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.86) and had a fourth-place effort in the 100-yard freestyle (54.21). She also swam the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Freshman Iwona Lefanowicz earned a five-second victory in the 200-yard backstroke (2:02.54), while fellow freshman Anett Kovacs took top honors in the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.50) with a four-second victory. Lefanowicz also had a runner-up showing in the 100-yard backstroke (56.79).

Junior Kristen LeGro had a fourth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (25.32), and senior Elizabeth Starke recorded a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:11.19) to round out the team's strong performances in the season-opening home meet. In diving, freshman Courtney Hansen won both the 1- and 3-meter events. She scored 247.12 points on the lower board while tallying 239.17 points on the 3-meter board.



The Owls return to the pool on Saturday, November 5, in a triangular meet against FIU and Florida Southern in Miami.
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