Head coach Carrie Nixon now has a 1-1 record against Minnesota after losing tonight, 199-101.

Irish Continue Dual-Meet Action At Minnesota

Oct. 25, 2007

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 22 ranked Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team will face its second top 25 ranked team this season when they travel to compete against the ninth-ranked University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday evening. Competition is slated to begin at 5 p.m. (CDT).

This is the first time the two teams will compete in dual-meet action since 2005 when head coach Carrie Nixon led the Irish to their first ever victory over the Gophers, 163-135. The all-time series stands at 1-3 in favor of Minnesota.

This will be the second dual match for the Irish in the ’07 season after hosting Southern California a week ago. The women fell to the 15th-ranked Trojans, 158.5-103.5, after winning the Dennis Stark Relays two weeks earlier.

Last week against the Trojans, Notre Dame’s Christa Riggins came out of the pool with solid performances in the 50 free (23.90) and 200 free (1:50.00), placing second in both events. Her 200 free mark was an NCAA `B’ cut time.

By finishing the 1,000 free in 10:02.29, Lauren Sylvester topped the pack with Casey Wagner (10:12.24) coming in two spots later.

Katie Casey picked up a win in the 200 Fly with a `B’ cut time of 2:02.14, and Amywren Miller bested all swimmers in the 50 free by clocking in at 23.53.

The final first-place finisher of the day for Notre Dame was Lauren Parisi, who swam a 2:01.98 in the 200 back.

Finishing second and third in the 400 free relay were a pair of Irish tandems. Megan Farrell, Delia Cronin, Riggins, and Miller finished second in 3:28.74. Behind them were Caroline Johnson, Lauren Sylvester, Casey, and Parisi who recorded a 3:34.95 mark.

For full results after Friday’s meet, check und.com.