Cavaliers Sweep Tar Heels for ACC Win
January 23, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia’s men’s and women’sswimming and diving teams swept the University of North Carolina inAtlantic Coast Conference action here Saturday. The men’s team defeated UNC135-108 to move to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in ACC competition. The women’s teamposted a 180-120 victory to stay undefeated at 7-0 and 5-0 in the ACC.
UVa took first in five of 11 races on the men’s side; however, itwas a 1-2-3 finish in both the 1000 freestyle and the 200 freestyle earlyin the meet that put the Cavaliers ahead. With Andy Cunningham taking firstplace in the one-meter diving competition and Joe Piorkowski winning thethree-meter competition, the Cavs had put the Tar Heels away heading intothe meet’s final event.
Virginia’s Shamek Pietucha placed first in three events – the 200freestyle, the 200 butterfly and the 200 backstroke. Jamie Grimes tookfirst for the Cavaliers in the 1000 freestyle by nearly five seconds and EdMoses wrapped up the top spot in the 200 breaststroke by more than two fullseconds.
On the women’s side, the Cavaliers took first in 10 of 14 races.Courtney Colbert and Ashley Smith placed first in the one-meter andthree-meter diving competitions, respectively, to bolster the Cavs tovictory. Colbert’s 264.75 total on the low board and Smith’s 294.53 totalon the high board are both NCAA Zone B qualifying times.
Emily Carrig took first in the 1000 freestyle by nearly sixseconds, and she just edged out UNC’s Kristin Lozeau for first in the 200butterfly. Rebecca Cronk placed first in the 50 freestyle and the 100freestyle, while Danica Wizniuk won the 100 breaststroke and the 200breaststroke. Laura Sullivan took first in the 500 freestyle and MeghanMcCubbins finished ahead of the field in the 100 butterfly.
The two teams will be in action again Jan. 30 at Villanova. Thedual meet will begin at 1 p.m.