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Lady Flames Post 164-98 Win Over Duquesne in Home Opener

January 11, 2013
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Sophomore Emily Duff won three events during Friday's meet against Duquesne, included the 400 IM, pictured here.

Behind strong performances throughout the lineup, including three wins from Emily Duff, the Liberty swimming team defeated visiting Duquesne, 164-98, Friday at the LaHaye Aquatics Center.

The Lady Flames are now 8-2 in dual-meet competition so far this season following Friday's win in their 2012-13 home opener. The Dukes fall to 2-6 on the campaign heading into a dual meet tomorrow at Mount St. Mary's.

Friday's meet was filmed by the Flames Sports Network, and will be aired on the Liberty Channel and online at LibertyFlames.com at a later date. Check back to LibertyFlames.com for more details on the air date and time.

Duff claimed victory in the 200 free (1:55.09), 200 back (2:04.33) and 400 individual medley (4:35.42), swimming her best times of the season in each event. Additionally, her time in the 200 free was a lifetime best and the fastest by a Lady Flame this season.

Liberty went 1-2 in both relays. Liberty's A 200 medley relay team of Brye Ravettine, Emilie Kaufman, Jess Reinhardt and Meghan Babcock swam 1:44.62, good for first place. In the meet-ending 200 free relay, Ravettine, Emily Mudd, Rachel Nelson and Kaufman gained the victory in 1:37.78.

Ravettine took first in the 100 back, touching the wall in 59.11. Teammate Ranndi Grubbs followed in second place at 1:01.34. Ravettine later won the 50 free in 24.21, with Kendall Hough taking third in 25.17.

Jess Reinhardt captured a pair of individual wins, sweeping both the 100 fly (55.49) and 200 fly (2:08.70).

Duquesne won three events, beginning with the 1000 free, which Kylie Dickman won in 10:45.10. Liberty's Hannah Wakeley took second in the 1000 free, swimming 10:47.42. Dickman and Wakeley went 1-2 in the 500 free as well, with Dickman swimming 5:14.58 and Wakeley clocking 5:19.22.

Laura Day led from start to finish in the 100 breaststroke, winning by over six seconds with a time of 1:05.35. Kaufman later posted a 200 breaststroke victory in 2:20.17, with Day taking second in 2:27.49.

Duquesne's Sam Ray narrowly out-touched Liberty's Chloe Thomas at the wall to win the 100 free, 53.22 to 53.29.

Hough added a second-place finish behind Duff in the 200 back with a time of 2:10.10. Bethany Wakeley's 1:00.13 in the 100 fly gave her second place, while Kaufman contributed a runner-up finish in the 200 free by swimming 1:56.00.

The Lady Flames will complete the home portion of their 2012-13 schedule on Jan. 26 when they host Marshall at 11 a.m. inside the LaHaye Aquatic Center.