Virginia Set to Face Penn State, Indiana This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams take on Big Ten foes Indiana and Penn State in a two-day double dual meet this weekend in University Park, Pa. The meet will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and continues at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penn State’s McCoy Auditorium.
The Virginia women are coming off their first dual meet win of the season after beating Navy 150-124 on October 28th. Sophomore Rachel Naurath led the way, placing first in both the 800 and 200 freestyle events – two of six individual events that the women swept. Additionally, Virginia’s 200-meter medley and 400-meter freestyle relay teams took first-place honors in the meet.
The Virginia men are looking for their first victory on the season after falling to the Midshipmen 159-139 in their first meet of the season. Sophomores Jan Daniec and Bradley Phillips led the Cavaliers with first-place finishes in the 800 and 400 freestyle events, respectively. Matt Murray also recorded an individual event win, finishing first in the 100 backstroke. The men ended the meet on a high note as Tom Barrett, Peter Geissinger, David Karasek and Murray took first in the 400-meter freestyle relay. Freshman diver JB Kolod had a strong showing with first-place finishes on both the 3-meter and 1-meter events against Navy.
Indiana’s 14th-ranked men’s squad is 2-2 on the season after falling to No. 1 Michigan, 216-84, and No. 2 Texas, 217.5-82.5, in a double dual meet last week. The Hoosier women, who are also ranked 14th in the latest CSCAA poll, come into the weekend 2-2 after beating No. 16 Michigan, 178-122, but falling to No. 3 Texas, 165-133, in their last meet.
Both Penn State’s men’s and women’s squads received votes in the latest CSCAA polls after defeating another ACC opponent, Georgia Tech, 177-122, and 202.5-93.5, respectively. The Nittany Lions also tallied victories against West Virginia but fell to Auburn’s fifth-ranked men’s and sixth-ranked women’s teams.
The Cavalier men came away victorious in their last meeting with Penn State and Indiana as they downed the Nittany Lions 186-150 and the Hoosiers 194-159 a season ago. The women also tallied wins against the two squads, defeating Penn State 187-158 and Indiana 207-144.