The Houston Cougars got two wins each from Danielle Shedd and Heather Winn to beat Evansville and stay perfect on the season in their first action of 2014.
Shedd won both the diving events, scoring 185.57 and 293.85, and Winn took the 200 free and 500 free with times of 1:54.88 and 5:13.16, respectively.
Evansville had a pair of double-winners themselves: Mackenzie Powell won the 100 breast (1:07.52) and 200 IM (2:11.71), and Danielle Freeman took the 50 and 100 frees with times of 24.17 and 52.74.
Those two combined with Michaela Kent and Melissa Ball to help Evansville win the 200 medley relay in 1:49.53, just .07 ahead of Houston’s team.
But Houston took the rest of the events, including the 200 free relay where the team of Lindsay Schultz, Taylor Gregory, Michaela Hamrick and Krystan Morrell went 1:38.84.
The other Houston winners were Gregory in the 100 back (59.28), Mackenzie Alspaugh in the 1000 free (10:39.34) and Maya Owens in the 100 fly (58.88). The Cougars ultimately took home a 135-104 victory. They’ll swim again tomorrow in Louisville in a triangular vs. Lousiville and Cincinnati.