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SMC Swimming: Belles win first conference matchup

Marie Bugnitz | Monday, November 19, 2007

Winning 134-100, Saint Mary’s defeated Albion in its first meet against a conference opponent this season.

Captain Melissa Gerbeth who won all three of her individual events, contributed to the win, as well as Lauren Hartman, Casey Niezer, Caroline Arness and Maggie Williams who all won one of their events.

Gerbeth said the victory shed a positive light on the rest of the season.

“I am excited to see how the rest of the season unfolds.  We currently have a 4-1 record, which is a great start to the season, especially compared to previous years,” she said. “Based on the rest of our schedule, we should win a couple more meets and hopefully everyone’s times will keep improving.”

Beating Albion was a huge win for the Belles, the captain said.

“We knew that it was going to be a close meet so we were all very happy to win,” Gerbeth said. “The confidence of our team improves with each win, which is fun to see.”

The Belles will next compete in the DePauw Invitation after Thanksgiving break.