Virginia Welcomes Clemson for Dual Meet Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson Saturday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Start time is set for Noon and admission is free.
The Virginia men, coming off a 172-128 victory against Virginia Tech, look to hand the Tigers their first defeat of the season. Clemson defeated Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Alabama two weeks ago. The Virginia women, fresh from dismantling the Virginia Tech team 188-110, will swim against the Lady Tigers, who recently fell to Florida State and Alabama. The Clemson men come off a solid win in the 200 IM, placing 1-2-3 with Attila Ruska, Matt Angelini, and Andy Bergren. The Clemson women are led by junior captain Rachel Regone, who placed first in the 50 free and 100 free last weekend.
Virginia will look to their fourth-years for leadership on the women’s side, as this week’s ACC performer of the week Stephanie Glover and Jess Lewis emerged victorious in multiple events last weekend. Rookies Ellie Freeman and Elizabeth Shaw have also been instrumental in Virginia’s success. Glover won the 200 free and 100 butterfly last week against VT, and also was part of the winning 400 free and 200 medley relay teams. Lewis also picked up two individual wins in the 50 and 100 free events. Freeman, Shaw, Mei Christenson and Jenn Narum all had two wins apiece last weekend and will look to continue much of the same against the Tigers.
As for the men, the Cavaliers are led by Matt McLean and John Azar, who also was recently selected as ACC co-performer of the week. Azar claimed the 200 IM and 200 breast events, while McLean won the 100 and 200 free events. Taylor Smith, Kenton Harris, Lee Robertson, PJ Sullivan and Darren Ankosko also picked up wins last week at Virginia Tech.