South Carolina To Host Final Dual Of The Season Against Georgia Tech

by SwimSwam 0

January 17th, 2020 College

Courtesy: South Carolina Athletics

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Swimming and Diving looks to continue its winning ways, as it hosts the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday at noon. The Gamecocks return home for the first time since hosting North Carolina on November 1.

South Carolina started off 2020 on a high note by sweeping ECU on the road last Saturday, winning 180-113 on the men’s side and 156-155 on the women’s.

Scouting the Yellow Jackets

  • The Gamecocks are a combined 12-4 all-time against Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Tech is a combined 4-0 on the year, winning two meets a piece on the men’s and women’s side.
  • The most recent matchup occurred in 2018 which saw the Gamecocks split with Georgia Tech, winning 176.5-188.5 on the women’s side and losing 168-130 on the men’s.

Gamecock Notables

  • Senior Christina Lappin continues her impressive senior campaign, leading the Gamecock women with seven individual event wins on the year. Senior Lionel Khoo leads the men’s side with four.
  • The Gamecocks have won eight relays on the year, most recently the women’s 200 medley and the men’s 400 freestyle relay at ECU.
  • Sophomore Anton Down-Jenkins has won every 3-meter diving event he’s participated in this year, with a high score of 433.15.

QUOTABLE HEAD COACH MCGEE MOODY:
“It is our last head-to-head competition of the year, 16-event default format, and we’re going to go out and race the best we can against Georgia Tech. They’re an outstanding team, which goes right along with our schedule this season. Their men are ranked in the top 25 in the country, so we’re going to have our work cut out for us. We’re going to get in and give everyone their last chance to get their races in, working race strategy, working little details, and then we’re going to hone in on our SEC Championships in a couple of weeks.”

QUOTABLE HEAD DIVING COACH TODD SHERRITT:
It’s a pretty big meet for us because we’ve been working really hard. We have the conference championships coming up real soon, so this meet we should show some great dives. We’ve been training really hard coming into this; we should be pretty strong by Saturday. Georgia Tech has a good diving team, so we will be battling it out.”

For more swimming updates, follow South Carolina Swimming and Diving on Twitter at @GamecockSwim.

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