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Lady Flames Top Saint Francis (Pa.) 152-109

October 5, 2019  Loretto, Pa   RSS
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Arielle Arnett earned two event victories today.

Arielle Arnett earned two event victories today.

Liberty wrapped up its season-opening trip to Pennsylvania with a 152-109 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) at Stokes Natatorium on Saturday.

The Lady Flames, who went 1-1 at yesterday's Penn State Sprint Fest, improve to 2-1 on the season, while SFU opened its season with a loss today.

Liberty Event Winners
• 200 medley relay – 1:47.98 (Brittany Weiss – 27.51; Hannah Baker – 30.84; Shelby Haines – 26.39; Colleen Donlin – 23.24)

• Jr. Arielle Arnett – 500 freestyle (5:14.62); 1000 freestyle (10:48.23)

• Sr. Hannah Baker – 200 freestyle (1:54.72)

• So. Shelby Haines – 100 back (59.40)

• R-Jr. Mikayla Herich – 200 butterfly (2:08.75)

• Fr. Eva Suggs – 100 freestyle (52.16)

• Jr. Payton Keiner – 200 backstroke (2:00.73)

• Fr. Jessica Schellenboom – 200 breaststroke (2:25.99)

• 200 freestyle relay – 1:38.27 (Payton Keiner – 23.91; Hannah Baker – 24.14; Morgan Stormer – 24.98; Emily Manly – 25.24)

Notable
• Liberty is 25-1 in its last 26 dual meets. The Lady Flames saw a 24-meet winning streak end yesterday at Penn State.

• Liberty won eight individual events and both relays, while the Red Flash posted four individual-event victories.

• Arielle Arnett earned two individual-event victories (500 free and 1000 free), the first time in her Liberty career that she has won multiple events in the same meet.

• Sophomore Shelby Haines (100 back) and freshmen Jessica Schellenboom (200 breast) and Eva Suggs (100 free) all posted their first career event wins.

• Liberty went 1-2 in the 200 free (Hannah Baker, Cailin Carroll), 200 fly (Mikayla Herich, Kiah Francis), 200 back (Payton Keiner, Emma Hazel), 200 breast (Jessica Schellenboom, Chloe Rippey) and 200 free relay.

Historically Speaking
• Liberty is now 3-1 all-time in meets held in Pennsylvania and 1-0 against SFU in swimming & diving.

• This trip has been an historic one, as the Lady Flames earned their 100th victory in program history yesterday against St. Bonaventure. Liberty holds a 101-31 all-time record in swimming & diving.

Up Next
Liberty's swimming & diving squad will split up next weekend, as the swimmers will take on Campbell on Friday in Buies Creek, N.C., and the divers will contest a tri-meet at UNCW in Wilmington, N.C. on Saturday.