After Scoring Revision, Arizona St. Men, USC Women Win Dual

 MEET FACTS

  • Complete Results
  • Uytengsu Aquatic Center, USC
  • Friday, November 4th
  • 25 yards
  • Men: ASU 156.5, ASU 142.5
  • Women: USC 169, ASU 104

Note: the meet’s final score on the men’s side was revised after-the-fact, giving Arizona State the win after an initial tie was declared.

Coming into Friday’s head-to-head matchup, both of USC and Arizona State’s men’s and women’s teams held perfect dual meet records for the season thus far. That was destined to end for two of the four teams, but amazingly it technically only happened to one of them.

In a wild back and forth that saw the favored USC men comeback late in the meet, the Sun Devil men upset USC 156.5-142.5 to leave the Sun Devils alone in the undefeated category for the season. On the women’s side it was USC easy trouncing over ASU, 169-104.

WOMEN (169-104 USC)

The USC women swept all of the events on the schedule, putting on a dominant display. Leading the way for the Trojans were Tatum WadeRiley ScottAnika ApostalonLouise Hansson and  Naomi Gowlett who combined for 11 individual wins.

Other winners for USC were Allie Wooden (1650 free), Madison Wright (200 fly) and Catherine Sanchez (100 fly).

Wade was the only one with three titles, taking home the 200 free, 500 free and 200 IM. Scott took care of the breaststroke events, while Apostalon won both sprint freestyles and Hansson swept the backstrokes. Gowlett was the victor in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

Top individual performers for the ASU women were Kat Simonovic (2nd, 200 free), Chloe Isleta (2nd, 200 IM) and Alysha Bush (2nd, 50 and 100 free).

USC also won both the 400 medley and 200 free relays, with Apostalon adding two more wins to her meet and Wade, Scott and Hansson adding one each. Also swimming on a winning relays was Hannah WeissKirsten Vose and Stanzi Moseley.

MEN (156.5-142.5 ASU)

In a much more exciting battle, the Trojans and Sun Devils traded victories back and forth before ultimately Arizona State came away with then win.

It was a particularly impressive performance by Arizona State, who showed lots of talent and depth after scoring just two points at NCAAs just last March. Leading the way for them were Ben Olszewski and Cameron Craig, who combined to win four of the five freestyle events. Olszewski took care of the distance events, winning both the 500 and 1000 freestyle in convincing fashion. Craig triumphed in both the 100 and 200 events.

Also coming through for ASU were Patrick Park who won the 200 fly, Christian Lorenz who took the 200 breast, Andrew Porter who claimed the top spot in the 100 fly, and Richard Bohus who finished in a dead heat for 1st in the 100 back with Trojan Ralf Tribuntsov.

The USC Trojans, who won both relays and both diving events, were put to the ultimate test by Arizona State.

After they won the 400 medley relay to start the meet, ASU went on a tear and won 8 of the next 11 individual swimming events (including one tie) to put them on the ropes. They fought back, winning the final three events to finish the meet in a dead heat.

Patrick Mulcare was their top performer as the only man to win two events, taking 1st place in the 200 back and the 200 IM. Other winners were Carsten Vissering in the 200 breast, Santo Condorelli in the 50 free, Tribuntsov in the 100 back, and divers Dashiell Enos and Caleb Dixon.

After Mulcare took the 200 IM to put them within reach, the quartet of Condorelli, Tribuntsov, Dylan Carter and Kyle Grissom won the 200 free relay by over a second and a half, initially leading them to believe they had tied the meet. However, a later scoring revision in the men’s 1-meter pushed the Sun Devils over the edge.

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USC

Nov. 4, 2016

Final Stats Freshman Tatum Wade won three races and anchored a relay win to lead a No. 5 USC women’s win over Arizona State, 169-104, while the No. 14 USC men, led by Patrick Mulcare‘s two wins, fell to the Sun Devils, 156.5-142.5, on Friday (Nov. 4) at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.

The USC women improved to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Pac-12. The men fell to 3-1, 0-1.

Freshman Tatum Wade highlighted USC’s women’s squad with wins in the 200y and 500y free and the 200y IM and anchored USC’s 400y medley relay win to open the meet, joining senior Anika Apostalon, sophomore Riley Scott and junior Hannah Weiss in 3:40.48. The men’s quartet of junior Ralf Tribuntsov, sophomore Carsten Vissering and juniors Dylan Carter and Santo Condorelli won the relay in 3:12.74.

Sophomore Allie Wooden won the season’s first 1650y free out of lane 8 in 16:37.10 to open individual events with freshman Becca Mann second (16:40.93) and sophomore Elizabeth Stinson third (16:43.25). ASU’s Ben Olszewski claimed the men’s mile in 15:33.22 while USC junior Pawel Furtek was second in 15:48.40.

Wade captured the first of her individual events, the 200y free, with a season best NCAA B cut of 1:47.07 with sophomore Kirsten Vose third in 1:49.10. Carter was second in the men’s 200y free in 1:37.59 behind ASU’s Cameron Craig‘s 1:36.79.

USC went 1-2-3 in the women’s 100yback with freshman Louise Hansson (53.53), junior Hannah Weiss (54.75) and sophomore Hanni Leach (55.34). For the men, Tribuntsov and ASU’s Richard Bohus tied in 47.40, the time giving Tribuntsov Troy’s top time in the race and improving his NCAA B cut.

Scott (1:01.74) and senior Kelsey Kafka (1:02.84) went 1-2 in the women’s 100y breast while Vissering had to gut out a win in the men’s race over ASU’s Christian Lorenz, 54.38 to 54.63, setting a USC season best and NCAA B cut in the process.

Sophomore Maddie Wright, USC’s top swimmer in the 200y fly this year, won the race in 1:58.16 while freshman Catherine Sanchez, another top flyer early this season, was second in 1:59.17. ASU’s Patrick Park won the men’s 200y fly in 1:46.89 with USC senior Michael Domagala second (1:47.51) and freshman Mark Jurek third (1:50.20).

Senior Anika Apostalon won the women’s 50y free with a USC season-best and NCAA B cut 22.72, edging ASU’s Alysha Bush‘s 22.82. The Trojans picked up some needed points by going 1-2 in the men’s 50 as Condorelli won in 19.95 and sophomore Kyle Grissom touched second in 20.11, USC’s top two times in the event this year, both B cuts.

In diving, freshman Naomi Gowlett won twice, taking 1-meter with 270.45 and 3-meter (318.38) while Trojan sophomore Dashiell Enos won 3-meter with 386.93.

Following the diving break, Apostalon doubled up with a win in the women’s 100y free in 49.32. ASU came back to go 1-2 in the men’s 100, led by Craig’s 44.43. Tribuntsov was third (44.97).

Hansson won her second event with a 1:57.46 out of lane 8 to win the women’s 200y back while Leach was second (1:58.76), Troy’s first two NCAA B cuts in the race this year. Mulcare crushed the 200y back for his first win with a 1:43.27, a strong NCAA B cut.

Scott (2:12.95) and Kafka (2:15.17) repeated their 1-2 from the 100y, doing it again in the 200y breast, the latter a season-best B cut for the senior. Senior Steven Stumph (2:00.24) was edged in the men’s race as Lorenz came from behind to win in 1:59.53.

Wade, in lucky lane 8, won the women’s 500y free in 4:49.88 for her second win of the day while Mann was second in 4:54.92. Olszewski won the men’s race for ASU in 4:27.42, USC finishing 2-3-4, led by sophomore Walker Bell’s 4:38.26.

Wade made it 3-for-3 with a win in the 200y IM in 2:00.14, a season’s best NCAA B cut. Mulcare won his second event in 1:40.17 with Domagala second in 1:40.74 as USC shaved the deficit to nine.

The USC women closed the meet as Apostalon, Hansson, Moseley and Vose won the 200y free relay in 1:31.35. The USC men finished first and third on the final relay as Condorelli, Tribuntsov, Carter and Grissom won in 1:18.93.

USC hosts Arizona Saturday with diving at 11:30 a.m. and swimming at noon. The Trojans’ Alumni Relays are set for 9 a.m.

Arizona State

LOS ANGELES – The No. 24 Sun Devil men continued to impress and continued their undefeated season at No. 14 USC with a 156.50-142.50 win while the women suffered their first loss of the season to the Trojans, 169-104.

“I’m very pleased with the men’s team and how they raced today,” said head coach Bob Bowman. “USC is an excellent team and taking them down to the wire is a big step for our program.”

USC won both 400-yard medley relays to start before Ben Olszewski picked up the Sun Devils’ first win of the meet in the 1650-yard freestyle. Cameron Craig followed with a 200-yard freestyle win before Richard Bohus tied USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov in the 100 back.

Craig won his second event of the meet, the 100-yard free before Olszewski followed suit in the 500-yard free.

“Our women competed well against one of the country’s best programs. We continue to make small steps forward each day. That’s the name of the game – get better every day.”

“There are many good teaching points from this meet for the men and the women.”

The Devils’ women finish competition this weekend with a meet at UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. PT.
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Sean Justice

I think USC entered the diving score wrong which means the men won the meet

bobthebuilderrocks

WTF! SANTO’S BACK!?

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