No. 5 USC Takes Care Of Arizona, 169-131|
Nov. 5, 2016
Sophomore Riley Scott won the 100y and 200y breast and came within 0.01 of another win while freshman Naomi Gowlett swept the springboard diving events to lead host No. 5 USC women’s swimming and diving to a 169-131 win over Arizona on Saturday (Nov. 5) at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
USC improved to 4-0 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-12. Arizona dropped to 3-2.
Scott led big sweeps in both breaststroke events. In the 100, her 1:01.97 led off a 1-2-3 finish as senior Kelsey Kafka was second (1:02.51) and sophomore Kirsten Vose third (1:04.13). Scott’s 200y breast of 2:12.90 was followed to the wall by Kafka (2:14.97), freshman Tatum Wade (2:16.31) and sophomore Olivia Ontjes (2:19.95).
Scott just missed winning a third event, coming back soon after in the 400y IM, her 4:15.91 just 0.01 back of Arizona’s Hannah Cox.
Arizona’s Tjasa Oder won the 1000y free in 9:54.95, besting USC freshman Becca Mann’s 9:57.65 and sophomore Allie Wooden’s 10:00.99.
Wade, a three-time winner on Friday against Arizona State, won the 200y free again in 1:47.36 with Moseley second (1:47.98). Leach (53.80) and Hansson (53.98) then followed with a 1-2 finish in the 100y back.
Senior Anika Apostalon squared off against Arizona’s Katrina Konopka in the sprints. Konopka won the 50 free, 22.53 to 22.65 while Apostalon reversed it in the 100, going 48.78 to Konopka’s 49.35.
Junior Hannah Weiss (2:00.1) and Leach (2:00.31) went 2-3 in the 200y back and Hansson then extended her repertoire and took second in the 500y free in 4:49.42. Sanchez followed with a second in the 100y fly (54.11) ahead of Scott’s close call in the 400y IM.
Gowlett won the 1-meter with 281.18 and claimed 3-meter with 296.40 as sophomore Maddie Witt was third (269.70).