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Elis Defeat Owls 189-101

Elis Defeat Owls 189-101

Nov. 3, 2006


NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's swimming and diving team took care of business all around the Nutmeg State Friday evening. While half of the squad won at Fairfield, the other half made the shorter trip to Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. The Bulldogs came away with the win, 189-101.

In their first competitive swimming of the 2006-07 season, the Elis showed a combination of strength and depth at SCSU's Hutchinson Natatorium. Eight different swimmers won individual events for Yale, led by Connor Murphy, who finished first in both the 100 yard and 200 yard butterfly events.

The long list of other Yale swimmers to capture top spots includes freshman Craig Steen, who put in several strong performances in both individual and relay events against SCSU. The breastsroke swimmer finsihed first in the 200 yard breaststroke and was also part of Yale's winning 200 yard individual medley relay team. Steen was just 0.29 seconds from another win in the 100 yard breaststroke, but was beaten by Yale teammate Matt Sweitzer.

Tyler Scheid, Ilya Byzov, Chris Dufek, Dan Li and Andrew Foss also won their events, helping Yale to a comfortable victory over Elm City locals SCSU.

The Bulldogs will next be in action on Friday, November 10, when they will host the Columbia Lions at the Robert Kiphuth Memorial Exhibition Pool.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity