Northern Iowa vs. Nebraska
- Oct. 12, 2019
- Cedar Falls, Iowa
- Nebraska def. UNI 143-100
Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Nebraska swimming and diving team celebrated its opening weekend of the 2019-20 season with a 2-0 start by cruising to road wins over South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.
On Saturday afternoon, the Huskers wrapped up a strong opening weekend with a 143-100 win over UNI in Cedar Falls. Nebraska’s performance at UNI followed an impressive 154.5-88.5 victory at South Dakota State in Brookings on Friday afternoon.
In the win over UNI, the Huskers dominated the distance freestyle events, sweeping the top three spots in the 1,000 freestyle with a victory from junior Rachel Powers (10:23.47), followed by a second-place finish from sophomore Katelyn Kilpatrick (10:29.72). Audrey Coffey took third in the 1,000 (10:32.25), before swimming to victory in the 500 free (5:07.10). Kilpatrick (5:07.35) added another runner-up showing in the 500 free for the Huskers.
The Husker divers added some dominant performances of their own at UNI. Sara Troyer took back-to-back victories in both the one- and three-meter dives on Saturday. The sophomore from Goshen, Ind., won the one meter with an NCAA-qualifying score of 281.93 before adding another NCAA-qualifying total of 302.63 on the three-meter board.
Fellow sophomore Hallie Roman added a runner-up finish on the one meter (240.67), while junior Grace Tiernon added third-place finishes in both the one (234.14) and three-meter dives (252.08).
The Big Red owned the 200 butterfly, sweeping the top three places led by junior captain Izzie Murray‘s winning time of 2:05.64. Freshman Kim Lanaghen took second (2:09.66), while sophomore Maggie Berning (2:10.66) completed the sweep in third place.
In the sprint freestyle events, Autumn Haebig swam to a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100 (53.01) and 200 (1:52.62). Senior Savannah Savitt was right behind Haebig in both events with third-place showings in the 100 (54.28) and 200 (1:57.20). Izzie Murray (25.09) placed third in a tight race in the 50.
Senior Lindsey Stalheim took second in the 200 back (2:08.66), while senior Gwen Worlton added a runner-up finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.43). Worlton was followed by Beeler, who finished in third (2:24.87) in the 200 breast.
The Huskers split the relay series against the Panthers, winning the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.40) thanks to the strong swimming of Haebig, Gonzalez, Savitt and Beeler, and finished as runner-ups in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.96) coming from swimmers Gonzalez, Worlton, Murray and Kopas.
Nebraska improved to 11-0 all-time against Northern Iowa.
Courtesy: Northern Iowa Athletics
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI swim and dive team fell to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their first home meet of the season. The final score was Nebraska 143 to UNI 100.
Katie Taylor and Sydney Schmidt both both had two individual first place finishes. Taylor won the 200 Freestyle (1:51.69) and the 200 backstroke (2:00.60), while Schmidt won the 50 freestyle (24.20) and the 100 freestyle (52.84).
Moriah Ross added another individual win for the Panthers in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:21.08. Ross, Taylor, and Schmidt, along with Madeline Webb, also took first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:46.55.
The Panthers next meet will be back home at Glen F. Henry Pool next Friday, October 18 against Mankato State at 5:00pm.