No. 7/11 Swimming and Diving Sweep ACC Foe FSU

No. 7/11 Swimming and Diving Sweep ACC Foe FSU

By Nancy Worley, University of Louisville Staff Report

The No. 7/11 University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving team swept ACC foe Florida State by winning 17 of 20 events Saturday morning.  After leading by only one point after day one, the Cardinal men cruised to a 203-150 win with the women holding on to their lead of a day ago and surging to a 238-115 win.

“Our women did a great job of performing at a high level, and even more than results, they had good energy from start to finish with no let up, even though the score was in our favor,” said UofL head coach Arthur Albiero.

The Cardinals started off the morning with a win in the 200-medley relay when Alina Kendzior (26.17), Andrea Cottrell (28.26), Kelsi Worrell (23.50) and Andrea Kneppers (23.37) combined for a 1:41.30.

In the 1000-freestyle, Cardinal Marah Pugh was second with a 10:04.83, just off the FSU’s Summer Finke’s winning 10:02.06.  Abigail Houck was third in 10:16.99. Emily Moser picked up points with a fourth place time of 10:21.31.

Louisville freshman Mallory Comerford held off an aggressive FSU sprint corps with a 23.54 for the win.  FSU took the next four slots and Alex Sellers tied for fifth in 24.46.

In the women’s  100-back, Alina Kendzior dueled down the stretch with teammate Ashley LeClair and the pair touched in 55.50 and 55.61 respectively.

Manuela Sampaio was into the wall first in the 200-breast with a 2:21.27, just outreaching FSU’s Natalie Pierce’s 2:21.31.  UofL’s Lucy Kramer was third in 2:22.10.

Kelsi Worrell left the field in her wake in the 100-fly, with a 53.46 a full three seconds ahead of FSU’s Leila Johnston’s 56.31.  Cardinal Hannah Magnuson added points with a fourth place finish time of 56.53.

There was a 1-2-3 Cardinal sweep of the 200-free led by freshman Mallory Comerford‘s 1:49.03. Andrea Kneppers was second in 1:50.79 just ahead of Abigail Houck‘s 1:51.59.

Rachel Bradford Feldman scorched the field with a 4:16.39 for the win, seven seconds ahead of runnerup Megan Brown’s 4:23.95 in the 400-IM. The Cards picked up points with a third place finish by Marah Pugh (4:26.24) and Manuela Sampaio‘s fourth place time of 4:28.85.

Andrea Acquista won the 1-meter diving with a score of 282.00 followed by runnerup and fellow Cardinal Mady Ingmire‘s 275.70.  Sean Piner was third in the men’s diving with a 331.05.