USC Cruises To Sweep Over UC San Diego, Remain Undefeated

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January 19th, 2022 College, News, Pac-12

USC vs UC San Diego

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Results

Courtesy: USC Athletics

USC resumed the 2021-22 season in dominant fashion, winning 27 out of 28 events against UC San Diego on Saturday (Jan. 15) at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.

Five Trojans won twice each, as seniors Isabelle OdgersCalypso Sheridan and Laticia Transom as well as junior Nicole Pavlopoulou and freshman Caroline Pennington each posted a pair of wins.

Both squads advance to 4-0 on the season. The Women of Troy defeated the Tritons women’s squad 210-52, while the men won 195.5-65.5.

The Women of Troy swept the relays, opening the meet with a win in the 200y medley (Sheridan, Pavlopoulou, Genevieve SassevilleAnicka Delgado – 1:41.95) and closing the meet with a 400y free relay victory (Delgado, Adair SandAela JanvierMakenna Turner – 3:27.64).

USC newcomer Pennington impressed during her first meet as a Trojan, taking first in the women’s 1000y free (9:56.73) and later returning to take the 500y free (4:53.46).

Senior Transom kicked off the meet with a win for the Trojans in the 200y free (1:47.18) before topping the 100y free (49.97,  just a short while later.

The Trojans cleaned house in the breaststroke events, claiming both the 100 and 200 for the men and the women. Pavlopoulou won the 100 (1:03.06) as well as the 200 (2:16.16). On the men’s side, Trent Pellini (55.91) and Mario Koenigsperger (2:02.53) emerged victorious in the 100 and 200, respectively.

The breaststroke and IM specialist, Isabelle Odgers, championed both the 100y fly (54.29) and 100y back (55.95) for the Women of Troy. Fellow senior Sheridan rounded out the afternoon with a pair of wins, coming from the 50y free (23.32) and 200y IM (1:59.48).

Troy’s distance specialists were on display today, as junior Ivan Puskovitch (9:30.75) claimed the 1000y free and senior Victor Johansson (4:29.85) won the 500.

Trojans Artem Selin and Thomas Finello led the way for USC in the men’s splash and dash events, with Selin taking the 50y free (19.89) and Finello claiming the 100 (44.78).

The men closed out the afternoon with a win in the 400y free relay as Selin, Ben DillardVaggelis Makrygiannis and Billy Cruz Zuniga combined for first (2:59.69).

Additional Trojan wins today included: 
– Alice Waldow – 200y Fly (2:02.85)
– Jackson Odgers – 200y Fly (1:50.46)
– Chris O’Grady – 200y Free (1:38.63)
– Isabelle Odgers – 100y Back (55.95)
– Jack Kirby – 100y Back (49.54)
– Alexei Sancov – 100y Fly (47.24)
– Holden Raffin – 200y IM (1:51.52)
– Jade Hannah – 200y Back (2:00.09)
– Vaggelis Makrygiannis – 200y Back (1:47.22)

DIVING
USC divers were also in action at the Bruin Diving Invitational Saturday. Trojan George Korovin took first on men’s platform with a combined 682.40, 311.45 coming from prelims.

Junior All-American Nike Agunbiade led the Women of Troy on 3-meter, taking eighth with 597.35. She was one of four Trojans to make the 3-meter final with Maddie Huitt finishing 10th (585.80), Farrah Volpintesta (552.40) settling in at 14th and freshman Grace Lee (529.85) rounding out the top-15.

Action concludes Sunday (Jan. 16) at the Spieker Aquatics Center with women’s platform and men’s 1-meter.

Courtesy: UC San Diego Athletics

LOS ANGELES – The UC San Diego men’s and women’s swim teams dropped a dual meet at USC on Saturday. It was the first time both Triton squads were in action together since November. The men fell by a score of 65.5-195.5 while the UC San Diego women lost 52-210.

The Tritons women’s team is now 3-2 in dual meets and the men are 2-1. The Trojans and the Women of Troy are both 4-0 on the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED
The Triton men took the top spot in the 200 yard medley relay. The team of Tyler JamesLuke PusateriSpencer Daily, and Nate Cunnan finished with a time of 1:30.02. In addition, Justin Morsch won the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 46.62 and Ivan Kurakin won the 500 yard freestyle, finishing in 4:32.31.

Katja Pavicevic had a strong day for the UC San Diego women, finishing less than a half second from the top spot in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:03.49). She also finished second in the 200 yard breaststroke, posting a time of 2:18.10.

UP NEXT
The Tritons return to Canyonview Aquatic Center next weekend to host Pomona-Pitzer in a dual meet beginning at Noon. Spectators will not be permitted, but there will be a live video feed on UCSDTritons.com.

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