Valpo Women Drop Home Opener to Xavier
Saturday, October 18, 2008

Box Score

            Valparaiso won three events on Friday evening but it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped their home opener to Xavier (Ohio) 82-56 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

            Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.) posted Valpo’s first victory of the day with a time of 11:01.80 in the 1000 freestyle, more than five seconds ahead of the rest of the field.  The sophomore also finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:27.63.

            Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) won the 50 freestyle for the Brown and Gold with a time of 25.24 seconds and earned a runner-up finish for the Crusaders in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.77.  The sophomore also finished runner-up in the 200 individual medley with a mark of 2:18.93.

            Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) earned a win in the 100 butterfly for Valpo with a time of 1:01.70.  She also placed second in the 200 free with a time of 2:01.28 and also the 50 free behind Dangremond with a time of 25.24 seconds.

            Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) finished second in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:09.37 and was also second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:34.41 while Karen Berg (Glendale, Ariz./Deer Valley H.S.) was runner-up in the 200 backstroke touching the wall in 2:24.23.

            Valparaiso (1-3) has a month off before diving back into the pool on November 15 in Dayton, Ohio.  The first race against Wright State is set to begin at 1 p.m. CST.