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FGCU Squares Off Against ACC Foes Virginia Tech & Georgia Tech
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Release: 11/08/2012
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The FGCU Swimming and Diving team used eight first-place finishes, highlighted by senior Eva Lehtonen's four first-place finishes, to defeat ACC foe Georgia Tech, 161-139, in a tri-meet with Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Georgia Tech.  In the first-ever meeting, Virginia Tech defeated the Eagles, 175-125.

The win is FGCU's first over Georgia Tech and its second against a school from the ACC this season.  The Eagles defeated the University of Miami earlier this year on two different occasions.

Lehtonen's first victory came in the 200-yard freestyle when she finished first with a time of 1:50.77.  Her second first-place finish came in the 200-yard fly when she touched in a time of 2:04.26.  Lehtonen's final individual first-place finish came in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.88.  She was also a part of the relay team that consisted of sophomore Emma Svensson, senior Megan Wolfe and freshman Jennifer Morgan, who took first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.17.

Morgan also added a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.23 and a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (57.57).

Freshman Julie Leth-Espensen was also a top performer, taking first in both the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard IM.  Leth-Espensen finished with a time of 2:18.70 in the breaststroke and 4:26.93 in the IM.  She also took third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.11.

Senior Danielle Beaubrun added another first-place finish for FGCU in the 100-yard breaststroke event with her time of 1:04.18.

Svensson added a second-place finish for the Eagles in the 50-yard freestyle with her time of 23.77.

Junior Jessie Porter recorded a third-place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle event with a time of 17:32.28.

In diving, senior Maegan Butler collected sixth-place finishes on the one-meter and three-meter board events with scores of 220.75 and 234.40.

The Eagles will have a few weeks off before they travel back to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the Georgia Tech Invitational.  The invite will be a three-day event and run from Friday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 2.



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