UNLV Set To Take On Utes
Nov. 1, 2006
LAS VEGAS -
Preview: The UNLV women's swimming and diving team looks to rebound from a tough loss at Arizona State two weeks ago, taking on the Utes of Utah Saturday. The good news is that the women had strong performances from familiar faces Lani Seaman, Bailey Kuestermeyer and Marina Sandback. New faces that performed well were Marva Harpak, who was the top UNLV finisher in the 200 free, along with Kristen Hemplman and Marra Erwin who scored in the 400 yd IM and 200 fly, respectively.
Scouting the Utes: Utah's women are off to a 2-0 start on the season and look to continue its recent success in the conference with the season opener against UNLV. Utah is coming off its third consecutive regular season conference championship and last season the team won its first conference championship. This year, the Utes have started off strong, beating Denver at home and last weekend they defeated UC San Diego 170-90. Ali McInturff won two events last weekend, taking down the 200 free and 100 fly events.Beth Gunderson finished first in the 200 back, and second in the 100 back, while diver Kelsey Patterson took the top spot in both the one and three meter events.
Preview: The UNLV men look to regroup after a tough loss to #19 Arizona State two weeks ago. The men's team did get a strong swim from its 200 medley relay, which took first in a time of 1:32.33. Brandon Nelms and Jonas Andersson both won events, with Nelms taking the 50 free and Andersson winning the 100 breast. Johan Claar finished second in three events on the afternoon, taking runner-up in the 500 and 1000 free and the 200 fly. UNLV will look for the backstroke group to step up this week, facing one of the better back teams in the conference in Utah.
Scouting the Utes:
The Utes come to Las Vegas 2-0 after defeating UC San Diego last weekend 170-90. Andrew Cole leads the Utah men, as he holds the school record in the two backstroke swims. Last weekend against UC San Diego, Cole won the 100 and 200 back, along with the 200 IM. David Maasberg won a total of four events for the Utes, winning the 50 and 100 free alone, then teaming up to win the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. Andrew Jones led the Ute divers, taking first in both the one and three meter dives. Others to watch out for are Michel DeCarolis in the breaststroke and IM, and also Andrew Brown in the butterfly.