STREAK STAYS ALIVE AS BEAVERS FALL TO NO. 25 WASHINGTON
Feb. 12, 2005
Corvallis, Ore. -
Oregon State got seven individual victories in a total of 14 events but couldn't overcome No. 25 Washington to capture their second conference victory Saturday afternoon in Seattle.
'We swam pretty well and they did a good job,' OSU head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'We won seven races, which I believe speaks well of what is to come.'
Freshman Courtney Eads's first place finish in the 200 individual medley of 2:02.98 shattered her prior best time of 2:07.16. Despite being only the second time she has raced that event this year, her time ranks third all-time at
'Courtney is showing that she is really a world class athlete,' Liebowitz said. 'We wanted to win as many individaul events as possible, and I thought she had a great chance to win the event and help the team.'
Sopomore Sandy Hong also had a career night in the 1000 freestyle. Hong swam to a 10:11.78 in her first place finish in the 1000 freestyle. The time is her best ever and ranks 2nd overall on
'Her last two meets have been wonderful,' Liebowitz said. 'She should have really good times to finish off the year.'
Overall there are sentiments of disappointment at the loss to UW. Liebowitz pointed out that the girls were really excited for the meet and were looking forward to breaking through and stopping the streak, but for now it remains at 25 until next year.
'We are disappointed that we didn't win to break the streak,' Liebowitz said. 'I feel though that the team is making progress and their minds are in the right place and I think we will finish the year well.'
(Scorers and 200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1.University of
200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1.University of
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