Gold Team Dominates Blue Team in Diving Intrasquad Meet

Oct. 23, 2006

On the strength of three event wins, the Gold team dismantled the Blue Team in the annual intrasqaud meet by a score of 31-17 over the two day, three event meet held last Thursday and Friday. Thursday's platform event paced the Gold Team to their first event title with a win by sophomore Tess Schofield. Her total of 220.8 was good enough to stay ahead of sophomore Brittany Hill (192.5 pts) to put the gold team in the lead.

Friday started in a different fashion with sophomore Marisa Samaniego of the Blue Team winning the one meter springboard event with a total of 264.6 points (just .4 away from an NCAA Zone Qualifying score). The Gold Team minimized the win by taking the next three slots as senior Sara Clark, senior Amanda Blong, and Tess Schofield (251.55, 248.55, and 239.85 respectively) were able to keep the event loss to only one point. Sophomores Brittany Hill and Shannon Pirozzi finished up fifth and sixth (196.5 and 149.4) to round out the scoring.

The next event would prove to be the Blue Team's undoing, as Clark won the event in convincing fashion with a point total of 276.15 (less than four points off the NCAA Zone Qualifying score). Blong placed second (225.36) and Pirozzi placed third (152.55).

"We had some very good things happen during the events," said Dive Coach Tom Stebbins. "I am pleased with how we competed for the most part. We have lots to do before we open up our fall schedule in a couple of weeks, but I believe the foundation work we have done is sound and that we are very ready to move forward. We have a very challenging fall schedule (competing in 4 of 5 weekends), so if we are going to handle the rigors of this part of the year, we need to get ahead of some of the issues that are holding us back right now."

The Bruin Diving Team returns to competition in two weeks when they head to the Trojan Diving Invite November 3-4. They will then return home to face Arizona State (11/10) and Arizona (11/11) in Pac-10 action. The Bruins will then wrap up the 2006 portion of their schedule at the Texas Invitational November 30-December 2.


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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Minnesota ...
Minneapolis, MN
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Minnesota ...
Minneapolis, MN
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vs. Texas Invitational ...
Austin, TX
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vs. USA Diving Winter ...
Indianapolis, IN
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Boise State
Salt Lake City, UT
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Boise State
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 133 - 128
Saturday, Jan 16
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 182 - 95
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Stanford - Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 118 - 182
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
L, 114 - 185
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. USC - Diving Start
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Feb 24 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Thursday, Feb 25 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Friday, Feb 26 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Monday, Mar 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Zone E Diving ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday, Mar 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Atlanta, GA
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