Nevada Remains Unbeaten After Topping Host UC Davis

by David Burgess 0

November 11th, 2014 College, Previews & Recaps

The Nevada Wolf Pack moves to 6-0 after defeating the Aggies of UC Davis 171.5 – 126.5.  The 6-0 record is the best start for the Wolf Pack since the 2011-2012 season.

Nevada junior Yawen Li was the victor in three events, taking the 1,000 freestyle (10:08.10) the 200 breast (2:16.76), and the 200 IM (2:04.71).  Nevada swept the 200 breaststroke with teammates Arantxa Medina-Alegria taking second in 2:21.01, and Riley Hilbrandt wrapping up third in 2:21.95.  Medina-Alegria was the victor in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.84, coming in just ahead of UC Davis junior Hailey Ferko who touched in 1:05.18.

Hilvy Cheung from the Aggies took the 200 butterfly, winning with a time of 2:02.16 coming in ahead of Sita Kusserow from the Wolf Pack who touched second in 2:03.06.  UC Davis then took the 50 freestyle with freshman Courtney Schultz posting a 23.95 effort.  It was then a tie for second, with Marissa La Freniere from UC Davis, and Michelle Forman from Nevada both touching in 25.03.

Senior Krysta Palmer from Nevada won both the 1-meter (350.25 points) and 3-meter (375.90 points) boards, posting pool records in both. Taking second in both events was Aggie junior Audrey DeNeffe whose 1-meter (278.55 points) and 3-meter (296.85 points) were not only good enough for second place, but both set school records, and earned her a spot at NCAA Zone Championships in March.

The relays were split, with the UC Davis ‘A’ team of Hilary HuntFerkoCheung, and Schultz taking the 200 medley relay win with a time of 1:44.28. The 400 free relay was won by the Nevada ‘A’ squad of KusserowJosefin EriksenTeresa Baerens, and Li closing the meet with a 3:26.53 effort.

The undefeated Wolf Pack is back in action in their first home meet on January 2-3, hosting Cal State East Bay.  The now 2-2 Aggies of UC Davis next host Brigham Young on November 15th.

Full meet results can be found here.

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