No. 8 Stanford Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten And No.4 Arizona, 165-135
Jan. 22, 2005
Tucson, Ariz. - No. 8 Stanford (4-1, 2-0 Pac-10) knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 4 Arizona (7-1, 5-1 Pac-10) in a short-course yards Pac-10 dual meet on Saturday at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Stanford used its superior depth to outscore the Wildcats, 165-135, despite both teams winning eight events. Caroline Bruce was a two-time winner for the Cardinal with victories in the 100 breast and 200 IM. Dana Kirk swept the 100 and 200 fly, while Kristen Caverly keyed a huge 1-2-3 performance for the Cardinal by winning the 200 breast. Lauren Costella (100 free) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving) also had victories in individual events for Stanford, while a Cardinal relay team of Brooke Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Lacey Boutwell won the 400 medley relay to open the event.
Stanford next returns to the Avery Aquatic Center to host No. 11 UCLA on Friday, January 28 (1:00 pm, PT) in its first Pac-10 home meet before concluding a brief 2004-05 home schedule by welcoming No. 18 USC for Senior Day on Saturday, January 29 (12:00 pm, PT). Stanford will be looking to avenge a crushing 151-92 defeat at the hands of the Bruins when they met in Los Angeles last season (January 30, 2004), marking only the second time in 24 career meeting between the schools that Stanford had lost to UCLA. The Cardinal responded with a 173-127 victory at USC the following day (January 31, 2004). Stanford swept the two schools the last time they met at the Avery Aquatic Center with a 159-141 win over UCLA (January 31, 2003) and a 167-133 win against USC (February 1, 2003).
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