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Liberty Downs Georgia Southern and North Dakota, Saturday
Liberty earned victories over North Dakota and CCSA opponent Georgia Southern on Saturday at a quad meet hosted by Florida Gulf Coast at the FGCU Aquatics Center.
Liberty defeated North Dakota, 158-135, and won by a 170-127 score over Georgia Southern. The host Florida Gulf Coast Eagles swept all three opponents, including 214-79 versus the Lady Flames.
With their 2-1 showing on Saturday, the Lady Flames now hold a 7-2 dual-met record, including 4-1 versus members of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA).
Junior Emilie Kaufman led Liberty with a pair of event victories. She won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.20, edging Danielle Beaubrun of FGCU, who swam 1:04.27. Kaufman later clocked 2:08.24 in the 200 individual medley to claim the victory.
Liberty took second and third place in the 100 fly, with Jess Reinhardt swimming 58.34 and Bethany Wakeley following her teammate in 59.73.
Brye Ravettine registered a pair of runner-up finishes, in the 50 and 100 free. Her 50 free and 100 free times were 23.77 and 53.33, respectively. Chloe Thomas registered a time of 53.77 to place fifth in the 100 free.
Emily Duff took third place in three separate events. She clocked 58.54 in the 100 back, and later posted a 200 back time of 2:05.42. Duff recorded a season-best 5:12.76 in the 500 freestyle.
Kaufman registered a 2:23.18 200 breaststroke clocking, good for third position. Laura Day claimed fifth place in the 200 breaststroke, swimming 2:26.30. Earlier in the meet, Day took fourth in the 100 breast, in 1:06.50.
Liberty earned second and third place behind Florida Gulf Coast in both relays contested on Saturday. The Lady Flames swam 1:47.59 and 1:48.83 in the 200 free relay, while Liberty's 200 medley relay teams finished in 1:36.02 and 1:39.25.
Liberty will compete at home for its next two meets, beginning with dual meet against Duquesne on Friday at 4 p.m. at the LaHaye Aquatic Center.