NCAA Div. I Women: Nevada Whips Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 24. THE Nebraska women's swimming and diving team fell to Nevada Thursday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Pool, 133-91, despite picking up three wins in the dual.

There was no men's meet as Nebraska does not have a men's team, having abolished it two seasons ago after claiming, falsely, it was doing so due for financial reasons.

The three wins mark the first time this season that the Huskers have picked up more than two wins in a meet. Despite the loss, Husker coach Pablo Morales remained upbeat.

"October has been a difficult month for us," Morales said. "We have had a lot of meets scheduled, but the women have all worked very hard and it shows. Overall, I think the fact that we have faced such tough competition will only help us as the season progresses."

Freshman Danielle Erickson picked up a win in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:57.02. Erickson also took home third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.18).

In the 200-yard butterfly, sophomore Diana Torres captured first in 2:08.68, just ahead of teammate freshman Courtney Petersen, who touched in second in 2:11.72. Petersen also placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:10.70.

Freshman Amie Buoy won the three-meter springboard with a score of 279.83, picking up her first collegiate win. Buoy also placed fourth on the one-meter springboard. Fellow freshman diver Laura Lunn finished third on both the one- (255.08) and the three-meter (266.93) springboard events.

Junior Angie Matheu also had a solid meet, finishing second in the 100-yard freestyle (54.75) and third in the 50-yard freestyle (24.84).

Freshman Alex King added a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:13.37).

Nebraska returns to action Friday evening when they host the 2002 Husker Sprint Challenge, which will feature squads from Drury, Houston and Nevada.

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