Nov. 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's swim team competed in a double dual against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foes UC Davis and Loyola Marymount on Saturday morning at LMU's Burns Aquatics Center. The Toreros came up short against both opponents on the day, falling to UC Davis by a final score of 167-95 and losing to LMU 154-108.
While the end results weren't ideal for the Toreros, sophomore Keenan Lineback shined for USD with wins in the 1000 yard freestyle and 200 yard butterfly, while freshman Sarah Reierson posted a win of her own in the 200 yard backstroke.
Kicking off the action on the day was the first of two relays, the 200 yard medley relay. USD's A relay (Reierson, Cohn, Stone, Andruzzi) finished in third place with a time of 1:49.50.
Lineback followed that by winning the first individual event of the meet, the 1000 free, when she posted a time of 10:19.11, finishing a little over two minutes ahead of the second-place swimmer from UC Davis. Morgan Scarth had the next-best USD time with her swim of 10:48.65, which was good for sixth place.
In the 200 yard freestyle, Taylor Noonan clocked the top time for the Toreros with her 1:54.69, which put her in fourth place. She was followed immediately by Francesca Finucane, who swam a 1:54.83. Alexis Lee came in seventh overall with a time of 1:57.72.
Reierson just missed out on winning the 100 yard backstroke when she came in in second place with a time of 58.43, just five-tenths of a second behind UC Davis' Hilary Hunt. It was Rierson's top time in that event this season. Jacquie Kimmel came in seventh with a time of 1:01.31, while Kristyn Deckard was ninth at 1:07.93.
The 100 yard breaststroke saw Sammi Cohn notch a fifth-place finish at 1:06.72. Melissa Andruzzi followed in seventh place with her swim of 1:08.15 and Paige Sellers was ninth with a time of 1:10.10.
Lineback tried to give the Toreros a little momentum when she won the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.98. Eleanor Phillips was USD's next-best finisher in fifth place with a time of 2:10.17, while Kelly Stone clocked a 2:17.97, putting her in eighth place.
In the 50 yard freestyle, Kimmel finished in third place with a time of 24.36. Finucane wasn't far behind in fifth place at 24.78 and Jackie Taylor came in ninth at 25.28.
Kimmel again was the Toreros' top finisher in the next event, the 100 yard freestyle. Kimmel posted a time of 53.86, which was good for fourth place. Lee came in sixth with a swim of 54.59, while Andruzzi came in eighth at 54.72.
Reierson gave the Toreros their third and final first-place finish of the day when she clocked a season-best 2:05.55 in the 200 back. Reierson finished about a minute and a half ahead of LMU's second-place swimmer. Noonan had a time of 2:11.11, which put her in seventh place.
Cohn tallied another top-three finish for the Toreros when she came in third in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.20. Sellers (2:28.10) and Olivia Campbell (2:34.88) finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively.
The solid finishes continued with Finucane's third-place showing in the 500 yard freestyle. Finucane swam a 5:10.53. Lineback also finished in the top-five when she came in fifth at 5:11.40.
The 100 yard butterfly featured another third-place finish for the Toreros, this time from Noonan, who finished at 58.48. Stone (1:00.43) came seventh with Taylor (1:00.63) following close behind in eighth.
In the final individual event of the day, Reierson posted a fourth-place showing in the 200 yard IM with her time of 2:10.22. Andruzzi trailed in sixth place with her swim of 2:11.90 and Cohn finished in eighth with a 2:13.54.
Rounding out the day's competition was the 400 yard freestyle relay in which USD's B relay (Anderson, Jones, Baker, Stone) took third with a time of 3:34.95.
USD returns to action when they travel to UCLA for a dual with the Bruins on Nov. 9.