Nov. 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Coming off its first defeat of the season, the Arizona women's swimming and diving team found itself in an unfamiliar situation. It had been almost a full year since the reigning national champs last lost a dual meet.
On Saturday, the Cats got back to its dominant self and took care of UCLA, 157-121, at the UCLA aquatic center.
"We had good performances yesterday as well as today," said head coach Frank Busch. "Against Southern Cal we just were up against a very good team that was primed for the win. All in all, I'm proud of how we performed and I'm looking forward to competing in Austin in a few weeks."
Credit Arizona's depth for the win as the Cats took 11 of the possible 15 events as well as swam the final relay as an exhibition.
Agy won both the 100 yard butterfly and the 200 yard backstroke with times of 55.03 and 2:.00.74, respectively. Agy also swam the 200 yard Individual Medley as an exhibition and turned in the top time of 2:05.31.
Anderson kept her young streak of winning an event in each meet alive. On Saturday, Anderson won the 200 yard freestyle and the 200 yard butterfly with times 1:48.52 and 2:00.33 respectively. She has now been victorious in all three Arizona meets.
Vorster won the 1000 yard freestyle, turning in a time of 10:00.15 and finished runner-up in the 200 yard backstroke, just behind teammate Agy.
Arizona will now turn its attention to preparing for the Texas Invitational. The invite, which will be from Dec. 4-6 and hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, always includes some of the top times of the season.
The Arizona men's team swam against USC for the second straight day, but the meet was not scored.