Feb. 4, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The nationally-ranked University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrap up the dual meet portion of their schedules by hosting Maryland and Duke on Saturday and Sunday (February 5 and 6), respectively, at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Maryland meet on Saturday begins at 1:00 p.m., while the Duke meet begins at noon Sunday with diving commencing at 10:30 a.m. Admission to the meets is free of charge.
The meets serve as the final home dual meets for 10 Cavalier fourth-years. Seven Virginia men are competing in their final home meet. The fourth-years are: Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School), Chris Cooper (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), Scott DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South), Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland), Brian Harrington (Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon), Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson), and Brett Simon (San Mateo, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep).
Three UVa women are also competing in their final home dual meets. The fourth-year women are: Laura Lipskis (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East), Katie McWilliams (Stratford, Conn./Bunnell), and Kate Wrenshall (Pittsburgh, Pa./Bolles School).
The Cavalier men are ranked 10th in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Dual Meet Top 25 Poll and stand at 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. UVa is coming off a 128-113 loss to third-ranked Florida on January 28. Virginia enters the weekend having won 28 consecutive ACC dual meets dating back to 1999. Maryland stands at 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the ACC, while Duke is 3-7 and 0-4 in the conference.
The 12th-ranked Virginia women stand at 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the ACC. The Cavaliers fell to third-ranked Florida 131-90 in their last meet on January 28. Maryland enters Saturday’s meet as the 15th-ranked team in the nation and stands at 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the ACC. Duke is 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
For those unable to attend, the meet may be followed on UVa’s website – virginiasports.com – via live stats. The address is http://virginiasports.collegesports.com/livestats/c-swim/index.htm Or simply click on the Live Stats icon on the Daily Sports Calendar located on the bottom of the front page of virginiasports.com Results will be posted at the conclusion of each event.