USC Suffers First Pac-12 Loss of the Season Against No. 1 Cal
Sophomore Isa Odgers won two events to lead the No. 8 USC women's swimming and diving team in their first Pac-12 loss of the season as they hosted No. 1 Cal on Friday (Jan. 31) at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
The Trojans fell to 5-1, 4-1 while Cal improves to 6-0, 4-0.
USC dominated the breastroke, with Isa Odgers winning the 100 in 1:02.32 and the 200 in 2:12.51. Freshman Maile Lawson took second in the 200 in 2:17.16 coming in behind Odgers, while junior Maggie Aroesty took third in 2:17.76. Arroesty also took third in the 100 in 1:03.56.
The Trojans impressed in the 100y back with sophomore Laticia Transom finishing first in 53.50. Transom finished just shy of first in the 100y free taking second with time of 49.32.
Senior Louise Hansson had a solid day for USC, winning the 100y fly (53.80) and tied for third in the 200y IM with a time of 2:02.45.
The Women of Troy overwhelmed Cal in diving, going 1-2 in both 1-meter and 3-meter. On the 1-meter springboard, senior Naomi Gowlett led the way with a score of 291.00 while senior Carly Souza finished second with 275.63. On the 3-meter board, it was freshman Nike Agunbiade who came out on top, taking the event with a score of 295.28 while Souza took second with 282.90.
The Bears swept the 200y and 500y freestyle as well as the 200y back. Cal(1:30.14) also won the 200y free relay, barely out-touching the USC A relay (Transom, Ciesla, Schlicht, Wade – 1:30.84).
Tomorrow the Trojans hope to bounce back against No. 5 Stanford on senior day where six swimmers and two divers will be honored prior to the 12 p.m. meet at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.