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Penguins have strong effort in home debut vs. Niagara


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown State swimming and diving team put forth a strong effort in an impressive 196-104 win over Niagara on Friday night at the Beeghly Natatorium. YSU won 11 individual events on the evening and both relays.

The Penguins (1-1) opened the night with a win in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:49.08. YSU ended the evening strong with a time of 1:39.85 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Megan Ciampa, Ashley Dow, Samantha Roberts and Laura Paz each won two events against the Puple Eagles.

Ciampa won the 1,650-yard freestyle clocking in at 18:16.10 and later won the 500-yard free in a time of 5:24.32.

Dow won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.77 seconds and took home a first-place finish in the 200 back at 2:10.06.

Roberts won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.84 while Liseli Baich was second finishing at 1:10.25. Roberts also won the 200 breast with a time of 2:26.17 while Baich was again second at 2:35.06.

Paz took first in the 200-yard butterfly at 2:12.14 as well as the 100 fly with a time of 59.45 seconds.

Freshman Jana Janson had a successful home debut winning the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.90 seconds. Therese Stevens was second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.89

YSU took first, second and third in both diving events. Bec Stafford was first, Casey Hill was second and Tricia Vallinger was third in both dives. Stafford won the one-meter event with a 268.20 and won the three-meters with a score of 258.08.

YSU returns to action on Sunday when it plays host to Butler. The dual is set to start at noon at the Beeghly Natatorium.

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