Oct. 28, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Swimming against one of the top teams in the county, the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving team's were edged by the University of Virginia on Sunday at Trees Pool.
UVA defeated the Pitt women's team by a score of 155-131, while the men lost to the Cavaliers 159-130.
"It was a sobering experience meeting Virginia today at Trees Pool today," head coach Chuck Knoles said. "Our goal today was to swim fast and win events - and we did both. Meeting a top 10-ranked team for both men and women is tough to do this time of year with 22 freshmen on the team. Virginia is at the top of the ACC Conference and they are the team we will be focused on catching beginning next season. The Cavaliers are a great target for us because that's where Pitt wants to be in the upcoming years - at the top of the ACC."
The men's 200 Yard Medley Relay team of Adam Maczewski, Luke Nosbisch, Kourosh Ahani and David Sweeney Jr. won the first swimming event of the meet as the quartet defeated UVA's top team by one tenth of a second. Maczewski also won the 100 backstroke for the second straight meet with a season best time of 49.50.
On the women's side, Veronica Lee won three individual events (100, 200 Breaststroke, 200 IM). She was victorious in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.52 as she out touched teammate Yolanda Van Der Merwe. In the 200 breast, Lee won the event by three seconds as she posted a time of 2:18.22. Her final victory came in the 200IM with a time of 2:08.49.
On the diving side, Aaron Snyder won the 1M dive and took second in the 3M board, while Angelika McGhee was second in both the 1M and the 3M for the women.
The Panthers jump into Big East action next weekend with a meet at Cincinnati on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.