Women's Swim Batters the Bruins in Home Opener
TEMPE, Ariz.- The No. 22 Arizona State Women's Swimming team welcomed fans back to the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center -- and they didn't disappoint. The Sun Devils took care of business against the UCLA Bruins, winning big, 173-121.
In the first meeting between the schools in two years, the win over the Bruins marks the Sun Devils' first over their Pac-12 foe since Nov. 4, 2017.
With the win, the Sun Devils move to 2-0 for the first time since 2017-18.
HOW IT HAPPENED
It was a terrific showing for the Sun Devils, one in which they jumped out to an early lead and comfortably paced the Bruins the rest of the afternoon.
They opened up the meet winning the first six out of seven events before the break. In nine events, they had two or more swimmers finish with top-three finishes. With 14 events on the day, the Sun Devils only lost two in close fashion.
The four-person relay team of Riley Lexvold, Iza, Adame, Jade Foelske, and Erica Laning opened up today's meet with a win in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:42.81.
Redshirt senior Emma Nordin won the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 9:54.94.
Redshirt senior Erica Laning won her second 200-yard freestyle of the year with a time of 1:49.43.
The freshman from down under, Molly Batchelor, made her Sun Devil debut with a big outing, winning the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:52.43. She also played a part in winning the 800-yard freestyle relay.
Freshman Emma Gehlert won her first race in her collegiate career in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.08.
It's a quick turnaround for the Sun Devils, who are back in action tomorrow when they welcome USC at 12 P.M. The bout with the Trojans will also serve as the season opener for the No. 13 Men's team.