WSU Battles No. 22 Arizona State, Wins Five Events
PULLMAN, Wash. (October 16, 2021) – Washington State Women's Swimming went toe-to-toe with No. 22 Arizona State at Gibb Pool Saturday morning, claiming five races but dropped a 157-105 contest.
The Cougars (2-1), who beat Arizona for the first time in program history Friday, battled the No. 22-ranked Sun Devils (1-0) throughout the meet, winning four straight events at one point and closed the day with big win in the 200 free relay. Senior Taylor McCoy led the way with a 17 points.
WSU made their move midway through the meet as McCoy finished second in the 100 back, seniors Lauren Burckel and Mackenzie Duarte went second and third in the 100 breast and freshman Ilaria Moro went third in the 200 fly. Defending Pac-12 Conference 50-free champion Chloe Larson started the four-event winning streak with a win in the 50 free, freshman Angela Di Palo followed with a win in the 100 free, McCoy won the 200 back and Duarte won the 200 breast.
Freshman Noelle Harvey tallied four points for the Cougars after finishing second in the 500 free, McCoy was second in the 400 IM and the 200 free relay team of Larson, Di Palo, Hailey Grotte and Paige Gardner closed the meet with an impressive win.
Next up for the Cougars will be a trip to the Los Angeles for meets at USC, Oct. 29 and at UCLA, Oct. 30.