Coming Off Redshirt Season, Arizona State Returns to Action With Decisive Triumph Over Washington State

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Coming Off Redshirt Season, Arizona State Returns to Action With Decisive Triumph Over Washington State

The No. 22 Arizona State women’s swimming team hardly looked like a squad that hasn’t competed since March 2020, opening the 2021-22 campaign with a resounding 157-105 win on the road at Washington State on Saturday. With the win, the Sun Devils women’s program is now a perfect 5-0 in season openers in the Bob Bowman era.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Sun Devils never wavered after jumping out to a comfortable lead. They won six consecutive races to begin the meet, with redshirt seniors Emma Nordin and Erica Laning adding wins in the 1000 yard and 200 yard freestyles, respectively.

Riley Lexvold and Iza Adame tallied their first collegiate victories, with the former winning the 100 backstroke with a score of 56.60.

The true freshman Adame posted a 1:04:68 in the 100 yard breaststroke to pace the group. Jade Foelske added a pair of wins in both the 100 yard and 200 yard butterfly, with times of 55.15 and 2:00.38, respectively.

Charli Brown raced to a victory of her own in the 400 individual medley, thanks to a time of 4:24.38 and Lindsay Looney added two second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 yard butterfly,

The squad of Brown, Adame, Foelske and Natalia Fryckowska kicked things off in the first event of the meet with a victory in the 400 medley relay. It gave the Sun Devils an early 15-2 lead, and they never looked back from there.

Nordin and Foelske racked up a meet-best 18 points. Five of the meet’s top six scorers were Sun Devils, with Laning, Brown and Lexvold, also earning double-digit points.

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