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    Sophomore Jessica Darud snatched two wins on Friday.
    Sophomore Jessica Darud snatched two wins on Friday.
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    Jan. 15, 2005

    Normal, Ill.- Despite two victories apiece from Jessica Darud and Colleen Dougherty, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's swimming and diving team dropped a 187-112 decision to host Illinois State on Friday night.

    Darud was outstanding in the 200 backstroke, winning in 2:10.55 for a near-two second victory. She also shared the 100 back title with teammate Andrea Giczewski, as both swam to a time of 1:01.55 in the event.

    Dougherty continued to dominate the 100 freestyle. For the sixth time in seven attempts this season, Doughety captured the 100 free, this time turning in a 54.51. The rookie phenom also took the 50-yard freestyle in a career-best 24.81.

    The 400-yard freestyle team of Dougherty, Jenny Gessford, Aisha Williams and Kelly Hyatt helped wrap up the evening in style with a winning time of 3:38.24.

    UIC is back in action on Saturday against UW-Green Bay at the UIC Natatorium beginning at 12:30 p.m.