Nov. 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The 15th-ranked Bruins improved to 7-0 on the season and 3-0 in Pac-12 dual meets following a 190.5-108.5 victory over Arizona State on Friday at Spieker Aquatics Center. UCLA also defeated San Diego 198-92.
The Bruins opened the meet with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay. Freshman Katie Kinnear, sophomores Jessica Khojasteh and Noelle Tarazona and junior Kathryn Murphy posted a time of 1:42.47, while seniors Andrea Reigel and Molly Fitzgerald and juniors Emily Weir and Cynthia Fascella picked up important third-place points in a time of 1:45.01.
Arizona State's Tristin Baxter set the Spieker Aquatics Center record with a time of 9:53.40 in the 1000 Freestyle, with junior Lauren Baker (9:58.78) and freshman Megan Rankin (10:08.28) placing second and third. ASU also took the 200 Free, with juniors Ting Quah (26.92) and Anna Senko (27.80) finishing 2-3 in the event.
The score between UCLA and ASU after three events was 28-26 in favor of the Bruins, but that would be as close as the Sun Devils would get for the rest of the meet. Kinnear took the 100 Backstroke, the first of four straight Bruin victories, in a time of 56.06. Khojasteh (1:04.10) and sophomore Taylor Carlson (1:05.09) gave the Bruins a 1-2 finish in the 100 Breaststroke. Tarazona won the 200 Butterfly in a time of 2:01.05, with senior Karoline Sanderud dead-heating for second (2:02.87), while Quah continued the winning streak, setting a UCLA-ASU meet record with a time of 23.30 in the 50 Free. Murphy finished in a time of 23.58 to complete the 1-2 finish.
After the first break, Arizona State won the 100 Freestyle, but the Bruins gained valuable points thanks to a 2-3-4 finish from Quah (50.52), Fascella (52.11) and Murphy (52.37). Senko then won the 200 Backstroke in a time of 2:00.17. The Sun Devils claimed the 200 Breaststroke, but the Bruins held serve with a 2-3-4 finish from Khojasteh (2:18.50), Sanderud (2:19.94) and Weir (2:22.26).
Another Arizona State win in the 500 Free closed the gap, but the Bruins took the last three races to finish up the victory. Kinnear won her second event of the afternoon, the 100 Butterfly, in a time of 55.03, while Senko claimed her second of the meet with a 2:02.14 mark in the 200 Individual Medley. The time was a UCLA-ASU meet record. The Bruins also got second and third in the race, with Sanderud going 2:05.44 and Tarazona posting a 2:06.89 time.
Ivory-Ganja claimed the Three-Meter diving event with a score of 324.00, while Guzman finished second at 310.75.
The Bruins finished with a win in the 400 Freestyle Relay. The quartet of Murphy, Khojasteh, Fascella and Quah swam a time of 3:26.39.
The Bruins conclude the 2012 portion of their home schedule on Saturday against Arizona at 2 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center.