COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 26. THE 14th-ranked Virginia women's swimming and diving team kept it perfect dual meet record intact with a 131-111 victory over South Carolina Saturday (January 26) at the Carolina Natatorium.
The 12th-ranked UVa men weren't as fortunate as the Cavaliers fell to the eighth-ranked Gamecocks 124-119.
The UVa women improve to 8-0 overall, while the Virginia men fall to 6-2 on the season.
The Virginia women won seven of 13 events in its 131-111 win with junior Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./ Providence) earning three of the victories. Lane turned in a season-best times in winning the 1000 free (9:46.63), 200 butterfly (2:01.21) and 500 free (4:50.32).
Lane bettered the NCAA "B" qualifying time in the 500 free and 200 fly.
Junior Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) just missed automatically qualifying for the NCAAs in the 400 individual medley by winning with a season-best time of 4:17.06.
Bosevska was also second in the 200 backstroke (2:05.88) and third in the 200 fly (2:03.42).
Sophomore Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:21.88, while
soph Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) clocked a time of 1:50.20 in winning the 200 freestyle. Baly also finished second in the 400 IM and 500 free with times of 4:22.82 and 4:56.44,
The Cavaliers also won the meet-opening 400 medley
relay with a time of 3:53.64. Quinn Amesbury (Vienna,
Va./James Madison), Caitlin Anderson (Charlottesville,
Va./St. Anne's) Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./
Trinity Prep) and Laura Lipskis (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) all swam legs on the winning relay.
Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) earned second-place finishes in the 50 free (23.56) and 100 free (51.71), while Coco Buck (Herndon, Va./Herndon) was second in the 20 breast with a season-best time of 2:22.72.
The Cavalier men fell to 6-2 on the season with a 124-119 loss to South Carolina. The Gamecocks won the final event of the meet, the 400 free relay, to pull out the victory.
UVa won five events in the meet and had a number of second-place finishes. Virginia won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:23.59 to take an early lead in the meet. Juniors Brian Best (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and Jon Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and freshmen Chris Cooper (Sparta, N.J./ Sparta) and Jon Haag (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) swam legs on the winning medley relay.
Junior Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) then posted a season-best time of 9:10.19 in winning the 1000 freestyle. A trio of Cavalier sophomores accounted for the other UVa victories in the meet.
Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) won the 100 free with a time of 44.62, while Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) touched in 1:47.65 in winning the 200 backstroke. Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) rounded out Virginia's event winners
in the 500 free with a time of 4:28.74. Anderson was also second in the 50 free with a season-best time of 20.17.
Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) picked up a pair of second-place finishes. He was second in the 400 individual medley with a season-best and NCAA "B" qualifying time of 3:54.02 and was also second in the 200 backstroke (1:49.90).
Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) was second in the 200 butterfly (1:47.79), while Pete Amstutz (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) was runner-up in the one-meter diving with season-best 321.23
The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, February 3 when both squads host Pittsburgh at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.