Cardinal Men Roll Past ASU

Jan. 23, 2010

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STANFORD, Calif.-- No. 2-ranked Stanford (4-1, 1-1 Pac-10) rebounded to defeated Arizona State (2-6, 0-3 Pac-10) 140-86 on Saturday afternoon paced by wins in 12 of the 13 events.

Nine different athletes won events, paced by wins by senior David Mosko in the 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle. Mosko also scored points in the 1000, finishing second to teammate Chad La Tourette's time of 9:10.14 by two seconds, at 9:12.40. Mosko had led the distance event over the first 500 yards or so, before La Tourette overtook him.

The Cardinal split their weekend series with the two Pac-10 Arizona schools, losing to No. 4-ranked Arizona yesterday.

Brent Eichenseer won a very close three-meter competition, tallying a score of 369.30, just under 10 points ahead of ASU's Riely McCormick (359.90) and just under 20 points ahead of Constantin Blaha (348.67). McCormick was the lone winner for the Sun Devils on Saturday in the one-meter competition.

Freshman Matt Thompson won the 400 individual medley ahead of teammates Bobby Bollier, Chad La Tourette and Michael Zoldos with a time of 3:58.86, and also led off the afternoon for the winning 200 medley relay team and their time of 1:30.46.

Classmate Matthew Swanston won the 200 backstroke, while Eugene Godsoe (200 free), Aaron Wayne (50 free), Alex Coville (100 free) won in the sprints. Curtis Lovelace also won in the 200 breaststroke.

The Cardinal men are off until the first weekend in February when they travel South to swim at CS Bakersfield (Feb. 5) and at USC (Feb. 6).

In other news, defending NCAA 100-yard butterfly champion, Austin Staab, has taken a leave of absence from Stanford University for a private and personal matter and will return to Stanford at a later date.  Staab (Westerville, Ohio), a junior and 13-time All-American for the No. 2-ranked Cardinal, informed the team of his decision this week.  Stanford asks for privacy in regards to this matter, both to the Staab Family and the Stanford Swim Program.

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