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    Notre Dame Dealt Defeat By Oakland

    FIGHTING IRISH Notre Dame was edged by Oakland on Saturday.
    Notre Dame was edged by Oakland on Saturday.

    Jan. 17, 2009

    Complete Results

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - Competing for the second time in the last two days, the Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team dropped a 161.5-137.5 decision at Oakland on Saturday. With the loss at the OU Aquatic Center, the Irish (3-6) have now dropped three consecutive dual meets heading into next week's Shamrock Invitational at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

    200 Medley Relay: A few Irish lineup shifts on the day became evident in the meet's first race ... Bill Bauman, Marshall Sherman, Patrick Augustyn and David Anderson teamed for the bronze in 1:35.97 ... Jeff Wood, Joseph Raycroft, Colin Francesco and Danny Lutkus (1:38.38) were fourth.

    1,000 Free: Michael Sullivan (9:36.29) and MacKenzie LeBlanc (9:42.90) were first and second, respectively ... B.J. Roth touched sixth in 10:29.65.

    200 Free: John Lytle tacked on a win to his resume in 1:40.91 ... next for the Irish was Steven Brus (1:43.64), who was fourth.

    100 Back: Bauman (51.91) was Notre Dame's highest finisher ... he was third, and Christopher Wills (53.18) was fourth.

    100 Breast: Behind four Grizzlies, Joseph Raycroft (1:00.62), Daniel Rave (1:00.96), Marshall Sherman (1:02.20) and Brian Maloy (1:03.74) placed for the Irish.



    200 Fly: Patrick Augustyn sped through in 1:56.13 ... Brus took fifth with a 1:57.23.

    50 Free: Lytle placed third in 21.35 ... Thomas Van Volkenburg (22.01) was behind Lytle, and he was trailed by Andrew Hoffman (22.02).

    1-meter Diving: Caleb Dunnichay (320.40) scored first-place points for the visitors ... he was followed in the standings by Wesley Villaflor (314.32), Michael Bulfin (311.32) and Nathan Geary (280.87).

    100 Free: Lytle came through in first with a 45.93 after a 50-yard 22.37 ... Hoffman was fifth overall in 47.46.

    200 Back: Sullivan (1:52.25) was third and Joshua Nosal (1:55.46) was fifth ... Jeff Wood (1:58.11) placed sixth.

    200 Breast: A pair of Irish swimmers took the first two spots, with Rave (2:07.59) and Raycroft (2:10.67) topping the group.

    500 Free: Brus (4:39.24) was nearly five seconds ahead of second-place swimmer Andrew Deters (4:44.23) ... Ryan Belecanech (4:47.26) was third.

    100 Fly: In second was LeBlanc (51.45) ... Augustyn (52.86) placed fourth and Van Volkenburgh (53.08) was fifth.

    3-meter Diving: Bulfin dove his way into first with 360.52 points ... Lex (359.47), Dunnichay (316.72) and Geary (310.50) were in close pursuit.

    200 Individual Medley: Bauman (1:56.22) was second overall with Sullivan (1:56.71) taking fourth.

    200 Free Relay: Lytle, David Anderson, Lutkus and Hoffman (1:24.76) powered the Irish to silver honors.

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