Nov. 12, 2005
HOUSTON, Texas - Freshman Victoria Givens won both breaststroke events and sophomore Kate Naglick swept the butterfly distances, but it was not enough as the Tulane University swimming and diving team dropped a 157-105 decision to Conference USA foe Rice in dual-meet action Saturday afternoon at Rice Pool.
Givens posted times of 1:08.68 and 2:26.01 in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, respectively, while Naglick clocked a 58.92 in the 100 fly and 2:08.55 in the 200 fly. Rice won 10 of the 14 events, but Tulane managed six runner-up finishes and seven third-place showings.
"We had some good individual swims today, but this was not our best team outing," Tulane head coach Daniella Irle said. "Rice is a very good team. We came out a little flat, and they took advantage of that. They got an early lead, and that was the big difference."
Sophomore Tiffany Brown led the Tulane effort in the 1000 free with a mark of 10:25.29 to finish second, and she finished third in the 500 free with a team-best time of 5:02.99. Rookie Mallory Hoekstra led the Green Wave in the 200 back (2:05.45) for another second-place showing, while Sarah Dicharry finished third in the 100 and 200 freestyles with times of 53.14 and 1:56.75, respectively.
Katherine McCoy paced the Green Wave in the 50 free with a time of 24.77 to finish third, as did Hoekstra in the 400 IM with a mark of 4:35.59.
In the relay events, the quartet of McCoy, Cara Davidoff, Brown and Linda McEachrane finished second in the 200 free (1:37.50) while the combination of Hoekstra, Givens, Naglick and Dicharry posted a runner-up showing in the 400 medley (3:56.79).