Oct. 18, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Georgia Tech Swimming & Diving teams lost an Atlantic Coast Conference dual meet at Florida State Saturday afternoon. The men’s team (2-1, 1-1 ACC) fell 164-135, while the women (2-2, 0-2) lost 193.5-103.5.
“It was a tough loss on both side but I thought we did a better job getting up to race mentally than we did last week,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “FSU was the better team today. Sarah Broadley, Agatha Kwasnik, Ryann Kopacka, Noah Copeland, Sully Lynch, Mauricio Sousa and Gal Nevo, to name a few, really showed a lot of heart today and helped the team to realize that you can push yourself when you’re tired.”
For the second straight conference meet, Nevo won a pair of events. He was victorious in both the 200-fly (1:54.28) as well as the 200-IM (1:53.27). Tech swimmers placed first and second in the 50-free as Sousa (20.77) and Garrett Robberson (20.96) touched the wall one and two, respectively.
Copeland rounded out the victories on the men’s side as he touched the wall of the 100-free in 46.15. The Yellow Jacket 200-free relay team of Sousa, Robberson, Nigel Plummer and Copeland also won in a time of 1:22.15.
On the women’s side, Kwasnik (51.64) won the 100-free, while Christine Chuang (57.43) was victorious in the 100-fly.
“I have also been very pleased that in the last two meets both the men and women have been able to finish the meet fairly strong,” continued Wilson. “That was evident with the men winning the last event today — the 200 free relay”.
The Yellow Jackets will return home for the first time this season on Friday, October 24 with the annual alumni meet. Action gets underway at 5:00 p.m.