Rebels Swept At Utah
Nov. 8, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving teams were swept in a dual meet at Utah on Friday night, as the No. 25/18 Rebel men fell 166-134, while the UNLV women were topped by a 195-105 score.
UNLV claimed a total of six wins in individual events and won the opening relay, but could not overcome Utah's success in the diving and distance events, while both teams split the two relays. Giacomo Gremizzi led the Rebels with a pair of wins, taking the 200 breast in 2:05.35, and the 200 IM in 1:0.17. Other UNLV wins came in the 100 back from Henrique Machado (49.46), David Szele in the 100 breast (56.12), Balint Batka in the 200 fly (1:50.46) and Dillon Virva in the 50 free (20.33). UNLV also won the opening event, the 200 medley relay, as the team of Machado, Szele, Virva and Tom Paco-Pedroniplaced first with a time of 1:29.78.
In the women's meet, the Rebels swept both relays, but only won two individual events. Those wins came from Jessica Heim in the 200 free (1:52.87) and Katelyne Herrington in the 100 fly (55.23). UNLV's winning 200 medley relay squad was made up of Jessica Wong, Natalie Sanchez, Herrington and Elena Gavrilova (1:46.21). The final event also went to UNLV, as Rachel Dixon, Gavrilova, Herrington and Julia Fehervariwere first in the 200 free relay in 1:35.91.
The Rebels stay in the state of Utah to face BYU in Provo on Saturday at 12 pm (PT).