Ball State vs. Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, February 5. IN dominating fashion, the Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team pounded visiting Ball State, 175-65, Saturday afternoon at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The win improved Notre Dame's dual meet record to 5-7 on the season as the Irish now look ahead to the BIG EAST Conference Championships, which are two weeks away. The meet will be held in Louisville, Ky., and Notre Dame seeks an unprecedented 15th straight team title.

A victorious rout of each of the 13 events helped Notre maintain its wire-to-wire lead. Both Samantha Maxwell (100 breast, 200 breast) and Lauren Sylvester (200 free, 500 free) finished first in two races as Notre Dame's senior class competed in its last home meet. The Irish also started and ended the meet with two convincing relay performances.

Jenny Chiang posted a win off the 1-meter board with a 297.75, just one day after competing in the USA Winter National Championships. It was there that Chiang competed in the 3-meter, finishing with a 232.30.

The BIG EAST Championships begin Feb. 11 with the diving portion of the meet. The first day of the swimming competition at the University of Louisville's Wright Natatorium is Feb. 16.

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