USC Women’s Swimming Tops Arizona; Wildcat Men Win

USC's Marta Ciesla cheers on teammates. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

The USC women’s swimming and diving team, led by a pair of wins from sophomore Laticia Transom, improved to 3-0 with a 174-124 victory at Arizona on Saturday (Nov. 2) in Tucson while the Trojan men fell 179-119.

Transom (1:47.97) won the 200y free for USC’s first win of the day, which was followed by senior co-captain Louise Hansson‘s first 200y fly victory of the season in 2:00.76.

Transom (22.86) and junior Marta Ciesla (23.27) went 1-2 in the 50y free and, after the break, Ciesla (50.31) and junior Jemma Schlicht (50.47) did the same in the 100y free.

Sophomore Isa Odgers stayed unbeaten in the 200y breast in 2:15.50 while freshman Nicole Pavlopoulou took second (2:17.00). Schlicht then broke thru with a win in the 100y fly in 53.76 with Hansson a rare second (54.04).

Senior Tatum Wade secured USC’s final individual win with a 2:02.37 in the 200IM. The Trojans also won the opening 200y medley relay and the closing 400y free relay.

USC swept the women’s and men’s diving events. Freshman Nike Agunbiade won her first event, taking the 1-meter (275.18) while senior Naomi Gowlett won the 3-meter (310.35).

Senior Henry Fusaro won both the 1-meter (345.38) and 3-meter (381.08), pacing the Trojan team’s efforts.

Freshman Jack Kirby won his first event as a Trojan, taking the 200y back in 1:50.07. Sophomore Alexei Sancov was second in both fly events.


Arizona highlights

The Arizona swimming and diving team split Saturday’s dual meet against USC with the men winning 179-119 and the women falling short by a score of 124-174. The Cats were able to pick up a season-high 18 wins between the two. The men now hold a perfect 4-0 record while the women fall to 2-3 on the young season. This marks the first time that the Wildcat men have taken down the Trojans since 2011.

Senior Hannah Cox stole the show once again as she won three events Saturday afternoon and had a total of five wins for the weekend.

Brooks Fail and Brendan Meyer each picked up multiple wins of their own, Fail winning the 200 IM, 500 and 1000 Free, and Meyer taking the 100 and 200 Fly.

Ryan Foote and Marin Ercegovic also had career days, with Foote tallying wins in the 100 and 200 yard Breast and Ercegovic winning the 50 and 100 yard Free events.

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