Southern California 149, Santa Barbara 111

LOS ANGELES, California, January 6. THE No. 11 USC women's swimming team, led by a pair of wins from sophomore Rebecca Soni, completed its non-conference dual-meet schedule with a 149-111 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Saturday (Jan. 6) at McDonald's Swim Stadium.

USC improved to 4-1 overall and to 26-1 all-time against UCSB. The Gauchos fell to 2-4.

Soni swept the 200y breast in a breezy (for her) 2:17.03 and winning the 400y IM in 4:24.15. Fellow sophomore Katy Houston was second in both.

Senior Kristina Sieper (season-best 1:02.92) and sophomore Missy McIntyre (1:03.54) finished 1-2 in the 100y breast.

Junior Brittany Allen won the 1000y free (10:08.16), freshman Kristina Rigterink won the 200y free (1:52.42), junior Whitney Hentzen won the 500y free (4:58.13) and sophomore Rachael Waller won the 100y free for the second straight day in 52.31.

USC also won the 200y medley relay with junior Hayley McGregory, MicIntyre, sophomore Kristen Lahey and Sieper winning in 1:45.04.

The women's team returns to action with dual-meets at California on Jan. 19 and at Stanford on Jan. 20. Both meets begin at 1 p.m. Troy then completes its dual-meet season with a home meet vs. rival UCLA on Feb. 3, also at 1 p.m.

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