Oct. 18, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team posted a pair of dual victories, downing Michigan State, 182-117, and Northern Iowa (238-61) on Friday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.
The two victories move the Hawkeyes' record to 2-1 this season.
"We're not satisfied with this performance, but it's great to get the win," said UI head coach Marc Long. "Michigan State is a good team, and they're well-coached. They race hard, so it's good to get this win."
The Hawkeyes got the evening started off on the right note, taking the top two spots in the 200-medley relay. Maddie Bro, Karolina Wartalowicz, Emma Sougstad, and Olivia Kabacinski touched out in 1:45.46 to take the top time, while the team of Allie Orivs, Hannah Maher, Haley Gordon, and Elise Borja came in second with a time of 1:47.07.
Iowa backed that up with another strong performance in the 100-back, sweeping the top three times. Bro (58.28) and Orvis (59.01) came in first and second, while junior Audrey Kumm was third in 59.51.
Kabacinski led the way individually for the Hawkeyes with four first-place finishes. After placing first as a part of the 200-medley relay, Kabacinski contributed a first place finish in the 50-free (24.04), 100-free (51.91) and was the lead leg of the 400-free relay (3:31.75).
Freshman Emma Sougstad continued to contribute for the Hawkeyes, scoring two first, one second, and one third place finish. Sougstad was a member of both the winning 200-medley relay and 400-free relays, placed second in the 50-free (24.10), and took home third in the 100-butterfly (57.56).
In all, the Hawkeyes posted the top times in nine swimming events.
In the diving well, Iowa finished first and second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. On the 1-meter, redshirt junior Joelle Christy led the way with a 303.20, while Abby Grilli was in second with a score of 287.20. Grilli also won the 3-meter with a final score of 288.10, while Christy was runner-up with a 287.65.
Iowa returns to action Nov. 1, hosting Minnesota at the CRWC Pool beginning at 5 p.m. (CT).