12th-Ranked Bruins Fall at #2 Stanford
Feb. 1, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Juniors Lauren Baker, Ting Quah and Anna Senko and sophomores Emma Ivory-Ganja and Noelle Tarazona all had event victories, but the 12th-ranked Bruins dropped their first dual meet of the year, a 165-135 loss at #2 Stanford on Friday at Avery Aquatic Center.
After the Cardinal (6-1, 3-0 Pac-12) posted a 1-2 finish in the meet-opening 200 Medley Relay, junior Lauren Baker got the Bruins (11-1, 5-1) their first race victory with a season-best 9:52.58 time in the 1000 Freestyle. Freshmen Megan Rankin (10:05.03) and Katy Campbell (10:11.20) finished 3-4 to earn some more points for the visitors.
In the 200 Free, junior Ting Quah placed second with a time of 1:48.11, but a 1-3-4 finish for the Cardinal extended their advantage, which was followed by a 1-2 placing in the 100 Backstroke. The Cardinal won their third-straight event, the 100 Breaststroke, but the Bruins posted a 2-3-4 finish from junior Emily Weir (1:04.42), senior Karoline Sanderud (1:04.69) and sophomore Taylor Carlson (1:05.45).
UCLA closed the gap to 10 points at 61-51 after a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 Butterfly. Sophomore Noelle Tarazona posted a 1:57.71, followed by senior Stephanie Christofferson (2:01.50) and junior Anna Senko (2:02.18). The Cardinal headed into the first break with a 1-2-3 finish in the 50 Free.
The first diving event was claimed by sophomore Emma Ivory-Ganja, who posted a score of 285.38 in the One-Meter. Senior Michelle Vale placed fourth with a season-best 258.75. Quah resumed the swimming portion with a second-place finish in the 100 Free (50.52), while Senko followed that with a second-place mark of 1:58.22 in the 200 Back.
The Bruins placed 2-3-4 in the 200 Breaststroke, as Sanderud swam a 2:18.02, sophomore Jessica Khojasteh went 2:18.61 and Weir had a 2:21.66. The Bruins then finished 2-3 in the 500 Free, as Rankin swam a 4:53.89 and Baker went 4:54.92.
After a pair of second-place finishes, Quah won the 100 Butterfly in a season-best time of 53.39. The Bruins also had the third- and fourth-place finishers with Tarazona (54.83) and Christofferson (54.93). Stanford claimed the Three-Meter diving event, as Vale placed second with a career-best score of 294.08. The senior's total was also an NCAA Zone E Qualifying score.
Senko gave the Bruins their fifth victory of the meet, winning the 200 Individual Medley in a time of 2:01.37. Stanford closed out the meet with a win in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
The Bruins take on #7 California on Saturday at 12 p.m.
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