No. 11 USC Falls At No. 1 Stanford

Jan. 20, 2007

USC senior Kalyn Keller won the 500y free and sophomore Rebecca Soni took second in both the 100y and 200y breast as the No. 11 Trojan swimming and diving team fell at No. 1 Stanford, 174-11, on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.

USC dropped to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in the Pac-10. Stanford is now 8-0, 4-0.

Keller swam a 4:47.68 to win the 500y free, making up more than a half-second disadvantage over the final 100 yards to edge Cardinal Elizabeth Durot, who finished in 4:47.83.

Soni, the NCAA defending champ in the 200y breast and the second-place NCAA finisher in the 100y breast, was second in the shorter distance today in 1:02.55, behind Stanford's Caroline Bruce (1:01.41). USC senior Kristina Sieper was third (1:03.84).

Bruce got the better of Soni in the 200y breast as well, edging the Trojan sophomore, 2:11.31 to 2:11.41. Soni trailed by almost a second and a half halfway through the race and just fell short of the comeback win. USC sophomore Katy Houston was third (2:18.00).

USC's 400y medley relay of sophomore Kristen Lahey, Soni, junior Emily Goetsch and sophomore Rachael Waller was also victorious in 3:45.10.

USC finishes its dual-meet season by hosting UCLA at McDonald's Swim Stadium on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.

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