No. 4 USC Falls At No. 1 Stanford, 202-98|
Jan. 28, 2017
Sophomore Riley Scott swept the 100y and 200y breaststroke while sophomore Maddie Witt won the 3-meter springboard to highlight the No. 4 USC women’s swimming and diving team’s efforts in a 202-98 loss at No. 1 Stanford on Saturday (Jan. 28).
USC fell to 6-2, 5-2. Stanford improved to 7-0, 6-0.
Scott, who also swept the breaststroke on Friday at Cal, first won the 100y breast with a 1:01.52 with senior Riley Hayward fourth (1:02.96). Scott followed it up with a victory in the 200y breast in 2:10.61 while sophomore Kirsten Vose took third (2:14.72).
Sophomore Allie Wooden led USC in the 1000y free with a fourth in 9:59.46, just under her third-place swim at Cal yesterday. Hansson’s third topped Troy in 200y free (1:44.91) while junior Hannah Weiss was also third in the 100y back (53.43).
Sophomore Maddie Wright just missed a win in the 200y fly, coming back on Stanford’s Ella Eastin and almost catching the Stanford All-American at the wall, taking second in 1:55.43, 0.08 out of first.
Apostalon took third in 50y free (20.77) headed into the first diving break. Coming out of the break, Hansson (49.17) and Apostalon (49.38) went 2-3 in the 100y free back of Lia Neal’s 48.81.
Stanford, which got two wins from freshman Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, pulled away with 1-2-3 sweeps in the 200y back, 500y free and 200y IM. Freshman Catherine Sanchez posted a third in the 100y fly (54.65) while Gowlett was second on 1-meter (290.33).
USC closed the meet with a second in the 400y free relay in 3:21.25.
USC finishes the regular season by hosting UCLA on Feb. 10 at noon on senior day.