Cal Defeats Arizona State, 185-110

Jan. 24, 2004

Berkeley, Calif. - No. 8 Cal defeated No. 16 Arizona State 185-110 Saturday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex to improve its perfect record to 6-0.

In her final appearance in Berkeley as a Golden Bear, senior Natalie Coughlin won the three individual events she participated in. She took the 100 backstroke (1:01.54), the 100 freestyle (55.07), and the 200 individual medley (2:18.75). In addition, the relay team she competed on finished first with Cal's all-senior A team (Danielle Becks, Natalie Griffith, Micha Burden, and Coughlin) finishing the 400-yard free relay in 3:46.87.

Sophomore Helen Silver finished first in the 200 backstroke (2:14.48) and came in second to Coughlin in the 100 backstroke (1:03.61). The Golden Bears swept the 200 backstroke with junior Lisa Morelli finishing second to Silver (2:19.57) and freshman Nadia Staubitz finishing third (2:21.62).

The Golden Bears also swept the 100 butterfly with junior Emma Palsson (1:02.82) finishing behind Griffith and freshman Erin Reilly finishing third.

Griffith, a senior co-captain, swam a 1:02.69 in the 100 fly and also won the 200 fly (2:16.26). Other individual event winners included sophomore Kate Tiedeman in the 800 freestyle (8:47.33), sophomore Ashley Chandler in the 200 freestyle (2:00.56) and the 400 freestyle (4:11.71).

In addition to the 400 free relay, Cal's A team (Silver, Griffith, freshman Anne Babicz, Becks) won the 200 medley relay in 2:01.79 and its B team (Staubitz, Palsson, junior Erin Calder, and junior Keiko Amano) finished second (2:00.01).

Arizona State dominated the diving boards where Sun Devil Trisha Tumlinson finished first in the one and three meter dives.

Cal competes again in Southern California, Jan. 30 at USC and Jan. 31 at UCLA.

Women's SwimmingCal v. Arizona StateJanuary 24, 2004

200 Medley Relay1. Cal A (Silver, Griffith, Babicz, Becks) (1:57.85)2. Cal B (Staubitz, Pallson, Calder, Amano) (2:00.01)3. ASU A (Baldinger, Kovacs, Fishcher, Armour) (2:01.24)4. Cal C (Morelli, Kong, Miller, Bingaman) (2:01.79)DQ ASU B (Abe, Patterson, Kripps, Banovic) 

800 Freestyle1. Tiedeman, Cal (8:47.33)2. Medina, Cal (8:55.94)3. Morelli, Cal  (8:58.72)4. Hennessy, ASU (9:00.75)

200 Freestyle1. Chandler, Cal (2:00.56)2. Reilly, Cal (2:00.99)3. Szigeti, ASU (2:01.37)4. Burden, Cal (2:03.24)5. Becks, Cal (2:04.27)6. Steffensen, ASU (2:06.49)7. Kripps, ASU (2:08.14)

100 Backstroke1. Coughlin, Cal (1:01.54)2. Silver, Cal (1:03.61)3. Baldinger, ASU (1:04.81)4. Gillespie, ASU (1:05.57)5. Abe, ASU (1:06.29)6. Staubitz, Cal (1:06.61)

100 Breaststroke1. Creek, ASU (1:12.59)2. Calder, Cal (1:12.86)3. Babicz, Cal (1:13.60)4. Patterson, ASU (1:14.99)5. Miller, Cal (1:15.69)*O'Neal, Cal (1:15.53) 

200 Butterfly1. Griffith, Cal (2:16.26)2. Chandler, Cal (2:18.47)3. Banovic, ASU (2:19.19)4. Devinney, ASU  (2:19.66)5. Kong, Cal (2:23.04)6. Ng, Cal (2:23.20)7. Brown, ASU (2:26.16)

50 Freestyle1. Szigeti, ASU (26.32)2. Becks, Cal (26.46)3. Palsson, Cal (26.57)4. Baldinger, ASU (26.64)5. Amano, Cal (27.14)6. Armour, ASU (27.37)7. Bingaman, Cal (27.42)8. Fischer, ASU (27.65)

100 Freestyle1. Coughlin, Cal (55.07)2. Szigeti, ASU (56.70)3. Reilly, Cal (58.30)4. Amano, Cal (58.35)5. Armour, ASU (58.41)6. Medina,  Cal (59.18)7. Brown, ASU (59.53)8. Steffenson, ASU (1:00.19)

200 Backstroke1. Silver, Cal (2:14.48)2. Morelli, Cal (2:19.57)3. Staubitz, Cal (2:21.62)4. Gillespsie, ASU (2:22.93)5. Tiedeman, Cal (2:23.77)6. Abe, ASU (2:26.50)

200 Breaststroke1. Creek, ASU (2:34.23)2. Calder, Cal (2:34.59)3. Patterson, ASU (2:35.40)4. Miller, Cal (2:39.12)5. Ng, Cal (2:2.16)6. Davinney, Cal (2:42.27)7.  O'Neal, Cal (2:44.46)* 

400 Freestyle1. Chandler, Cal (4:11.71)2. Tiedeman, Cal (4:18.56)3. Banovic, ASU (4:20.68)4. Burden, Cal (4:22:01)5. Medina, Cal (4:23:52)6. Steffenson, ASU (4:23.64)7. Hennessy, ASU (4:28.52)

100 Butterfly1. Griffith, Cal (1:02.69)2. Palsson, Cal (1:02.82)3. Reilly, Cal (1:02.96)4. Fischer, ASU (1:04.04)5. Gillespie, ASU (1:04.33)6. Kong, Cal (1:04.34)7. Kripps, ASU (1:05.98)

200 Individual Medley1. Coughlin, Cal (2:18.75)2. Ng, Cal (2:20.23)3. Brown, ASU (2:22.42)4. Devinney, ASU (2:22.71)5. Patterson, ASU (2:23.29)6. Morelli, Cal (2:23.27)7. Creek, ASU (2:23.81)8. Babicz, Cal (2:24.97)

400 Freestyle Relay1. Cal A (Becks, Griffith, Burden, Coughlin) (3:46.87)2. ASU A (3:50.24)3. Cal B (Silver, Medina, Reilly, Amano) (3:56.11)ASU B - DQ4. Cal C (Palsson, Chandler, Tiedeman, Ng) (3:57.09)

Three Meter Dive1. Tumlinson, ASU (294.900)2. Stenson, ASU (259.950)3. Farwell, ASU (257.925)4. Korpell, Cal (221.625)5. Schneider, Cal (204.000)5. Zukowski, ASU (204.000)7. Borawksi, Cal (199.500)8. Capsuto, Cal (177.525)

One Meter Dive1. Tumlinson, ASU (282.975)2. Stenson, ASU (237.225)3. Schneider, Cal (235.725)4. Korpell, Cal (225.600)5. Farwell, ASU (211.650)6. Zukowski, ASU (207.975)7. Borawski, Cal (182.400)8. Smith, Cal (177.15)9. Capsuto, Cal (173.7)
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