No. 4 Cal Beats No. 23 Arizona State, 194-99

Jan. 12, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Fourth-ranked California won 13 of 16 events and defeated No. 23 Arizona State, 194-99, in a dual meet held on Friday afternoon at the Sun Devils' Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Golden Bears junior Emily Silver won the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyles against Arizona State.

Cal, which was coming off a recent training trip to Hawai'i, now has a 15-10-1 record in its all-time series with the Sun Devils.

'It was a solid team performance, and I am very pleased especially just coming back from the training trip and considering the amount of travel we've done the last week and a half,' Cal head coach Teri McKeever said. 'Emily Silver obviously did a really nice job. Dana Vollmer did a great job.'

Silver won the 50 free in a time of 23.20 (NCAA B), the 100 free in a time of 50.30 (NCAA B) and the 200 free in a time of 1:49.84 (NCAA B). She also swam the third leg of Cal's winning 200-free relay, which clocked a 1:32.55 (NCAA B). Teammates Jessica Hardy, Sherry Tsai and Vollmer, the Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month for December, joined Silver in the relay.

Cal sophomore Lauren Boyle won the 1000 free in 10:02.91, with Vollmer, a sophomore swimming her first 1000 of the season, taking third in 10:22.36. Vollmer also won the 100 fly in 54:50 (NCAA B)

Tsai, a senior, Hardy, a sophomore, Vollmer and Erin Reilly, a senior, comprised Cal's winning 200-medley relay, which had a time of 1:42.01 (NCAA B). Hardy won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.73 (NCAA B) and fellow Cal sophomore Lauren Rogers won the 200 back in 2:00.98 (NCAA B).

Bears junior Rachel Ridgeway won the 200 butterfly in 2:03.01.

Three freshmen won events for Cal, as Alexandra Ellis took the 200 breaststroke in 2:17.35 (NCAA B), Blake Hayter won the 500 free in 4:54.08 and Heather White captured the 400-individual medley in 4:21.90 (NCAA B).

In the only swimming event that Cal didn't win, Tsai raced to a 55.86 to finish second behind ASU's Caitlin Andrew (55.46).

Cal freshman Samantha Young took second place in both diving events, scoring a 278.55 on the one-meter springboard and notching a 306.83 on the three-meter board. Sun Devil Cassidy Farwell won both events (281.03 at 1 meter, 312.23 at 3 meters).

The Bears move on to face second-ranked Arizona tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Tucson, Ariz.

California Results

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. Cal A (Sherry Tsai, Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer, Erin Reilly) 1:41.01. 3. Cal B (Lauren Rogers, Annie Babicz, Leann Toomey, Lauren Andrews) 1:46.15. 5. Cal C (Heather White, Alexandra Ellis, Rachel Ridgeway, Amanda Larson) x1:47.57. 6. Cal D (Emily Verdin, Natalie LaRochelle, Courtney Eronemo, Jenna Wesley) x1:50.24

1000-Yard Freestyle
1. Lauren Boyle 10:02.91. 3. Dana Vollmer 10:22.36.

200-Yard Freestyle
1. Emily Silver 1:49.84. 4. Lauren Andrews 1:52.77. 5. Blake Hayter 1:53.41. 6. Jenna Wesley x1:55.45.

100-Yard Backstroke
2. Sherry Tsai 55.86. 3. Lauren Rogers 56.14. 4. Emily Verdin 57.33. 7. Heather White x59.25.

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Jessica Hardy 1:01.73. 2. Alexandra Ellis 1:04.02. 5. Courtney Eronemo 1:08.55.

200-Yard Butterfly
1. Rachel Ridgeway 2:03.01. 2. Erin Reilly 2:04.09. 5. Leann Toomey 2:07.74. 8. Natalie LaRochelle x2:10.24.

50-Yard Freestyle
1. Emily Silver 23.20. 3. Amanda Larson 24.18. 5. Annie Babicz 24.28.

100-Yard Freestyle
1. Emily Silver 50.30. 3. Erin Reilly 51.60. 6. Lauren Boyle 52.99. 7. Blake Hayter x53.61.

200-Yard Backstroke
1. Lauren Rogers 2:00.98. 2. Sherry Tsai 2:01.29. 3. Lauren Andrews 2:03.21. 7. Natalie LaRochelle x2:09.49.

200-Yard Breaststroke
1. Alexandra Ellis 2:17.35. 3. Annie Babicz 2:19.63. 5. Heather White 2:23.95.

500-Yard Freestyle
1. Blake Hayter 4:54.08. 2. Jenna Wesley 5:00.89. 4. Amanda Larson 5:06.92.

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Dana Vollmer 54.50. 3. Jessica Hardy 56.77. 4. Leann Toomey 56.94.

400-Yard Individual Medley
1. Heather White 4:21.90. 2. Rachel Ridgeway 4:22.68. 3. Courtney Eronemo 4:26.18. 5. Emily Verdin x4:36.24.

200-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Cal A (Jessica Hardy, Sherry Tsai, Emily Silver, Dana Vollmer) 1:32.55. 3. Cal B (Lauren Andrews, Lauren Rogers, Lauren Boyle, Amanda Larson) 1:36.21.

1-Meter Springboard
2. Samantha Young 278.55.

3-Meter Springboard
2. Samantha Young 306.83.

x Result does not count towards meet scoring.

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