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    Jan. 31, 1998

    Notre Dame Loses First Dual Meet of Season as Irish Drop 166-124 Decision at Michigan

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team, ranked 24th nationally lost its first dual meet of the season as the Irish dropped a 166-124 decision at sixth-ranked Michigan. With the loss, Notre Dame drops to 7-1 on the season.

    Notre Dame won six of 16 events on the afternoon. Linda Gallo was a double winner for the Irish as she claimed the 1000 freestyle (10:04.67) and 500 freestyle 94:57.01. In addition, Gallo was second in the 200 freestyle (1:49.03).

    Rhiana Saunders won the one-meter diving with 243.98 points, while Alison Newell was victorious in the 200 butterfly (2:03.97) and Shannon Suddarth captured the 400 individual medley (4:32.86).

    The 400 freestyle relay team of Newll, Courtney South, Brenda Reilly and Kristen Van Saun also placed first.

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