Schofield Scores Win on Platform at Trojan Diving Invitational

Nov. 3, 2007

Junior Tess Schofield scored her first win of the season on Saturday as she won the tower competition at the Trojan Diving Invitational. Schofield, the 2007 Pac-10 and NCAA Zone E champion on tower, posted a zone qualifying score of 262.30 to win.

The Bruins also had a strong performance from junior Brittany Hill who also posted a Zone qualifying score with her fifth-place showing as she posted 232.25 points.

Schofield and Hill join junior Marisa Samaniego as early qualifiers for the post-season. Samaniego qualified for Zone's on one-meter and three-meter on Friday.

Freshman Morgan Erpenbeck competed in her first tower event since having wrist surgery last year and finished 11th overall with a score of 180.50.

'I'm real happy with where we are and what we did today,' said dive coach Tom Stebbins. 'Tess' performance wasnt' great, but she was very steady and I feel like for the total number of dives and reps we've done up on tower, it was a good win for her.

'Brittany was also solid and Morgan did a great job,' added Stebbins. 'This was Morgan's first competition on tower since her surgery and there were a few nerves at first, but I feel like once we got past that, she did very well.'

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