Women Defeat Wisconsin Handily, Men Edged By Badgers|
Jan. 9, 2015
Senior Andrea Kropp won a trio of races to lead the USC women's swimming team to a win over Wisconsin while the Badger men used a come-from-behind victory in the final relay to eke out a one-point win over the Trojan men under the lights Friday (Jan. 9) at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
The USC men's team suffered its first loss of the season, 131.5-130.5, and fell to 4-1 overall while the women's squad improved to 4-1 with its 142-115 win.
The Trojans entered the final event with a four-point lead, but needed to win the relay to secure the win. USC's 400y free relay of sophomores Santo Condorelli, David Morgan Jr., Dylan Carter and the senior Bobrosky finished in 2:58.07, but were passed over the final 50 by Wisconsin's quartet, which touched in 2:57.86 to claim the one-point win.
The Trojans opened the night with a pair of wins in the 200y medley relays. Wisconsin's Danielle Valley won the first individual event, claiming the 1000y free in 9:49.88. In the men's race, Badger Matt Hutchins won in 9:06.33.
Sophomore Chelsea Chenault (1:48.89) and junior Jasmine Tosky (1:48.93) went 1-2 for the Trojans in the women's 200y free. In the men's 200y free, Carter won in 1:36.87 while Badger Cannon Clifton was second (1:39.26).
Freshman Hannah Weiss continued her strong work in the 100y back, winning the race in 54.14 to Badger Annie Tamblyn's 56.68. Spinazzola outlasted Wisconsin's Drew Teduits, 48.52 to 48.54 for the win in the men's 100y back.
Kropp won the women's 100y breast in 1:02.87 for her first win of the night, beating to the wall Badger Anna Meinholz (1:03.17). Wisconsin's Nick Schafer won the men's 100y breast in 55.56 while junior Morten Klarskov topped USC's efforts in second (56.68).
Tosky notched a victory in the 200y fly, touching in 1:58.60, safely ahead of second-place Dana Grindall of Wisconsin (2:01.30). In the men's race, Wright rallied from lane 2 to win the 200y fly in 1:48.23, besting Badger Nicholas Caldwell's 1:48.49 in lane 5.
Ahead of the first break, USC junior Kasia Wilk won the women's 50y free (23.04) while Condorelli won the men's race in 20.17.
Following the break, Badger Madison Ivy won the women's 100y free in 49.45, less than a second off the pool record, while Wilk took second (50.57). In the men's race Wisconsin's Brett Pinfold edged Condorelli, 44.70 to 44.74 while Clifton touched third in 45.19.
Junior Kendyl Stewart won the women's 200y back in 1:57.84 with Weiss taking second (1:58.80). Teduits, the 2013 NCAA champion in the 200y back, won the race in 1:46.58 while Wright was second (1:50.12).
Kropp doubled up with a win in the 200y breast in 2:13.24 with Meinholz second (2:17.35). Schafer of Wisconsin earned his own double with a win in the men's race in 2:01.01 with Trojan junior Ridge Altman second (2:03.44).
Valley got her second win for Wisconsin with a first in the 500y free (4:50.01) while teammate Jenny Holtzen was second (4:52.95). Hutchins also won his second race, running away with the 500y free in 4:25.60. Trojan sophomore Reed Malone was second (4:32.75).
Stewart won her second event with a 53.17 in the 100y fly, ahead of Ivy's 53.53. Carter won the men's 100y fly from lane 8 in 48.10. Kropp touched first in the women's 200y IM for her third win in 2:02.41 while Teduits won again for the Badgers in 1:50.31.
USC's 400y free relay of Wilk, sophomore Evan Swenson, Chenault and Tosky won 3:22.04 to close out the Trojan women's win.
The Trojan women don't return to the pool until a Feb. 13 home finale against UCLA.