Schall Aquatics Center
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DAVIS, California – The BYU women’s swim and dive team fell short against defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion UC Davis 149-140 in a dual meet Saturday.
“They were prepared against us and they’re a really good team and it showed why they’re the defending champions,” head coach John Brooks said. “Hopefully we can learn from this and next time we compete against them we can perform better.”
Vanessa Moffatt followed up her teammates second-place finish with one of her own in the 1,000-yard freestyle earning a time of 10:26.61.
Sophomore Emily Harris finished third in the 200 free touching the wall in 1:54.68.
Mackenzie Rands picked up the only win of the afternoon for BYU. The senior diver won the 3-meter with a score of 294.00. Her teammates Ali Tippetts (276.08) and Megan Johnson Harris (263.55) finished second and third.
BYU took four of the top five spots in the 100-yard backstroke. UC Davis senior, Hilary Hunt won the event in 57.16. Keller finished second (57.83), followed by Bertoldo (58.10), Ashlee Spindler (58.57) and Lauren Shaw Taylor (58.62).
Riley Buer picked up a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing with a time of 1:06.85. She also finished second in the 200 back, coming in at 2:22.18.
The Arizona Diving Invite is up next for the BYU divers in Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 21-22. The swimmers are back in action when a select group of men and women head to Austin, Texas, for the Texas Invite Dec. 4-6.
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s swim and dive team will be in Northern California this weekend taking on the UC Davis Aggies in a dual meet Saturday.
“It should be a tough meet, they were the conference champions last year and they’re the team to beat,” head coach John Brooks said. “We are swimming outdoors and we had a rough time adjusting to that in Santa Barbara because it’s a little different environment."
The Cougars are coming off a loss to UNLV and are looking to turn things around and get their first win of the season with the help of Vanessa Moffatt and Ciera Marsh Keller. Moffatt won the 1,000-yard freestyle against the Rebels, while Keller touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke.
"Our team is young and we’d love to win the meet," Brooks said. "But most importantly, we want to build off last week and keep improving.”
UC Davis is 2-2 on the season and is coming off a loss to Nevada last week. The Aggies are the defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champions and have won three of the last four conference championships.
The meet begins at 11 a.m. MST and for results following the meet check the women’s swim schedule page.