Nebraska vs South Dakota State (W)
- Saturday, October 2, 2021
- Lincoln, Nebraska
- Score: Nebraska 189, SDSU 54
Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
Senior Shannon Stott swam to two individual titles in the 100 butterfly and the 1,000 freestyle, while senior Madesyn Ronquillio notched a win of her own in the 100 backstroke, while helping the Huskers to a pair of relay victories to power the Nebraska swimming and diving team to a 189-54 win over South Dakota State Saturday at Devaney Natatorium.
The Big Red dominated from start to finish, sweeping the top three spots in eight of the 13 events against the Jackrabbits. Ronquillio (Tracy, Calif.) teamed with sophomore Ella Stein, freshman Milica Opacic and sophomore Gabby Donahue for a victory in the 200-yard medley relay to open the competition.
Stein (Hudson, Wis.) claimed an individual win in the 100 breaststroke, while Opacic (Novi Sad, Serbia) swam to victory in the 200 free. Stott (St. Albans, Great Britain) led a sweep in the 1,000 free, followed by junior Berkeley Livingston (Lincoln, Neb.) and junior Molly Rosenthal (Glen Ellyn, Ill.). Livingston added a runner-up finish behind Stott in the 100 fly and took third in the 100 breast.
In the 200 IM, Nebraska freshman Madison Lloyd (Kingwood, Texas) opened her career with an event win, while sophomore Gabby Donahue (Oviedo, Fla.) and freshman Maia Hall (Whitby, England) completed another top-three sweep for the Big Red.
Senior Autumn Haebig (Grafton, Wis.) swam to victory in the 100 free, while Timmer added a runner-up finish to lead the Jacks. Husker freshman JoJo Randby (Omaha, Neb.) added a third-place finish for the Big Red.
Husker freshman Beatriz Padron (Belen, Costa Rica) won the 500 free by more than seven seconds, before the Big Red finished the dual with a top three-three sweep in the 200 free relay, led by the winning group of Lexi Kucera, Donahue, Ronquillio and freshman Ilaria Murzilli.
The Nebraska divers added top-three sweeps on both the one-meter and three-meter dives with seniors Sara Troyer and Hallie Roman taking the top two spots followed by sophomore Reagan Hinze. Troyer’s win on the three-meter board included a career-best 345.68 performance.
Nebraska will return to action with a home dual against Big Ten rival Iowa at the Devaney Natatorium on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m.
Courtesy: South Dakota State Athletics
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska won 12 of 13 events to defeat South Dakota State, 189-54, in a season-opening women’s swimming and diving dual Saturday at the Devaney Center Natatorium.
Elisabeth Timmer was the lone event winner for the Jackrabbits, claiming the 50-yard freestyle in 23.92 seconds. She also turned in a runner-up finish in the 100 freestyle, clocking a time of 52.24 seconds. Emma Bachelder took fourth in the 100 freestyle in 54.54 seconds.
Also recording second-place finishes for South Dakota State were Emma Walz and Samantha Frigard. Walz, from nearby Fremont, Nebraska, clocked a time of 58.43 seconds to lead a contingent of three Jackrabbits in the top five of the 100 backstroke. Sianne Downes placed third in 49.49 seconds and Mie Due placed fifth in 1 minute, 2.78 seconds.
Frigard paced the Jackrabbits in the 100 breaststroke with her runner-up time of 1:07.06.
Zoey Ahrens paced South Dakota State in the distance events, placing fifth in both the 500 freestyle (5:28.97) and 1,000 freestyle (11:14.96).
In the diving events, Lincoln natives Abbi Rouse and Aleni Stoakes earch notched fourth-place finishes. Rouse placed fourth on the 1-meter board with a score of 215.63, while Stoakes took fourth in the 3-meter competition with a score of 181.57.
The Jackrabbits open the home season by hosting Augustana on Friday (Oct. 8). Start time for the combined dual with the men’s squad is set for 5 p.m. at the Marshall Center Pool.