Swimming falls short against Sun Devils, 154-129

Jan. 9, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. - Sophomore Jenni Dole and freshman Rachel O'Brien swept the backstroke and butterfly events respectively but it was not enough as the Beavers fell to the Sun Devils 154-129 Saturday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, Ariz.

'Everyone swam much faster today than they did yesterday at Arizona,' Oregon State swimming head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'They swam much faster and it was really nice to see Jenni (Dole) and Rachel (O'Brien) sweep their events. We matched up very well against Arizona State but just came up a little short.'

The events that really hurt the Beavers were the 1 and 3 mtr diving events which gave the Sun Devils 32 points which were the difference in the meet. In pure swimming events the Beavers outscored the Sun Devils 129-122.

Dole recorded her first two dual wins of the season in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events. She finished the 100-yard with a time of 56.52 and the 200-yard with a time of 2:02.60.

O'Brien also picked up her first dual wins of her short Oregon State career in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events. She finished with times of 57.20 and 2:04.34 respectively.

Senior Signe Larson also recorded a dual win Saturday, in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.83 which is her best time of the season.

Senior Brittney Iverson competed for the first time this season in the 1,000y freestyle and swam the fastest time of anyone on the team in the event with a time of 10:20.91.

The Beavers next jump into the pool when play host to Lewis and Clark Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Then on Jan. 22 the Beavers will host their final home meet of the season by facing off with Seattle University starting at 4 p.m.

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