Oct. 26, 2012
STOCKTON, Calif. - In a meet that went down to the wire, the University of Nevada swimming and diving team fell 138-124 to Pacific on Friday.
Nevada dropped to 0-1 after Friday's result, while Pacific improved to 1-0.
"We fought with a lot of heart today," head coach Abby Steketee said. "To get better we have got to add precision to that heart, clean up our turns a little bit and finish stronger to gain those extra tenths that make the difference in close meets like this."
Four Nevada swimmers won a total of six individual events against the Tigers, with Jojo Mi and Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn each getting two victories. Mi touched the wall first in the 100 and 500-yard freestyle events, with times of 52.64 and 5:10.17, respectively. She also finished second in the 200 free and earned the Wolf Pack 22 points as an individual.
Thaveesupsoonthorn bested the field in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.88. In the 200-yard IM, she finished in first at 2:07.08. In the 200 back, Thaveesupsoonthorn closed strong to finish ahead of teammate and fellow individual-event winner Luiza Vieira. Vieira won the 100-yard backstroke at 59.10, where she was the only swimmer to break the one-minute mark.
The meet was decided in the relay events, where Nevada could not nab a win from Pacific. The Tigers won the 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay, earning 22 crucial points.
The Pack will swim against Fresno State and Fresno Pacific in a double-dual meet on Saturday at noon in Fresno, Calif.