The IU men's swimming and diving team swept the University of Evansville on Saturday to open their season at the\nCounsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center. Under the direction of first year Coach Ray Looze Jr., the Hoosiers won by sweeping all 32 events with a score of 320.50 to 209.50. \nLooze was not surprised by the win over Evansville. He stated that everything panned out the way he had expected.\n"I was real pleased. It was a great way to start the season. I saw enough good things that lead me to be optimistic about the rest of the season," Looze said. \nJunior Matt Leach, senior Dave Schulze, sophomore Murph Halasz, and junior Dale Ramsy all had great performances. The foursome placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:32:42. All four won their individual events as well.\nSchulze swept the breaststroke posting times of 57.19 in the 100-yard breaststroke and 2:04:04 in the 200 breast. He also swam a winning time of 4:04:50 in the 400 IM. Halasz was victorious in all of his events swimming times of 1:51:20 in the 200-yard butterfly and 50.20 in the 100. Leach won the backstroke events with times of 51.83 and 1:51:76 in the 100 and 200 respectively. Sprinter Ramsy also won the 50 and 100 freestyle events. \n"I thought we did better than I thought we would. Everyone swam faster," Halasz said. \nThe divers' scores were not added on to the final score of the meet, but the team still performed well for the beginning of the season.\n"We didn't dive as well as we are capable of, but that is pretty\nstandard for the beginning of the season," head coach Jeff Huber\nsaid in a press release. "I think that we are going to have a good\nyear. Marc Carlton did some good stuff for us today and I think he has\na good shot at breaking two school records this year. All in all we\ndove well."\nBreaking Mark Lenzi's record this year is a goal of Carlton's. \n"We need to keep training hard," Carlton said. "We need to stay\ntogether and stay focused to work towards these same goals."\nThe Hoosiers also impressed alumni on Friday during the intersquad\nCream & Crimson meet. Led by Halasz, Ramsy, and sophomore Richard\nBryant, the Cream team won 105 to 75. \n"They displayed a lot of team spirit which is one of the things I\nwant to get ironed out early in the season, so we can be a first class\nsportsmanlike team the entire way," Looze stated in a press release.\n"That is what the Cream & Crimson essentially is, it is a great way\nto start the season, and it sort of brings us together." \nThe Hoosiers will open the Big Ten season hosting Michigan State this\nFriday at 5pm at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.
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