Nov. 8, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona men’s (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) and women’s (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swimming and diving teams, both entering the weekend with unblemished records, continue the fall slate in Los Angeles.
The men are ranked No. 17 in this week’s College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) top-25 and will face No. 6 USC in a Pac-12 dual on Friday at 2:00 p.m. (PT). Meanwhile, the No. 9 Arizona women will face off against No. 1 USC on Friday (2:00 p.m. PT) and No. 15 UCLA (12:00 p.m. PT) on Saturday.
The Wildcats had last weekend off from competition after sweeping the weekend competition back on Oct. 26-27. The Arizona women defeated Washington State at home before rolling past UNLV and Denver. Meanwhile, the men defeated both UNLV and Denver in Las Vegas.
The USC men enter the weekend with a 1-0 dual record as the Trojans opened the season with a 173-119 victory over N.C. State back on Oct. 20. USC finished seventh at the NCAA Championships last season. Arizona defeated USC, 193.5-106.5 in Tucson last season.
The USC women, who currently rank No. 1 in the country, enter Saturday’s meet with a 3-0 record so far in 2012. The Trojans are fresh off defeating Washington State, 137-58, last weekend. USC has also defeated Utah and San Diego on the season. USC narrowly defeated Arizona, 156-144, last season in Tucson.
The Bruins hold a 5-0 dual meet record this season (2-0 Pac-12), winning swimming-only matchups against UC Davis (136-119) and Washington State (150-97) last Friday. The diving squad took part at the Trojan Diving Invitational last Friday and Saturday. All five divers made the Three-Meter finals, including sophomore Emma Ivory-Ganja, who won the event. The Wildcats defeated the Bruins, 172-128, last season in Tucson.
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