Jan. 8, 2011
Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Counsilman-Billinglsey Aquatic Center)
Score: #14 Indiana 157, #15 Michigan 127
Records: Michigan (2-5, 1-2 Big Ten), Indiana (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 15 -- at Northwestern, vs. Notre Dame (Evanston, Ill.), 1 p.m. CST
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Despite individual-event wins from senior Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) and junior Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East), the No. 15-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team fell short at No. 14 Indiana, 157-127, on Saturday (Jan. 8) at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.
The Hoosiers won the first six events of the day until Moodie took home top honors in the 50-yard freestyle, edging out Sara Delay (Indiana) by a fraction of a second (23.27). Dauw followed Moodie's performance later in the meet with a win in the 100-yard butterfly (54.73).
Sophomore Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) and freshman Angela Chokran (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) were each runners-up in a pair of races -- Bicek in the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle while meeting the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, and Chokran in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes. The other individual runner-up, excluding relays, was sophomore Mattie Kukors (Auburn, Wash./Mountainview) in the 200-yard individual medley.
In the diving well, junior Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was the Wolverines' highest placer, taking third in the one-meter (292.05) and fourth on the platform (260.18).
The conference dual-meet season continues next Saturday (Jan. 15), as Michigan takes on Northwestern and non-conference rival Notre Dame in a double-dual meet in Evanston, Ill. The meet will begin at 1 p.m. CST.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers
200-yard Medley Relay 1. Indiana 'A' 1:42.61 (Taylor Wohrley, Bronwyn Pasloski, Brittany Barwegen, Sara Delay) 2. Michigan 'A' 1:43.01 (Mattie Kukors, Angela Chokran, Caitlin Dauw, Natasha Moodie) 4. Michigan 'B' 1:45.29 (Liz Johnson, Nikki Hubbard, Ashley Cohagen, Deirdre Jones) 5. Michigan 'C' 1:47.87 (Sam Pearson, Julia Andracki, Linnea Johnson, Katherine Carl) 6. Michigan 'D' 1:47.99 (Erin Cameron, Melissa Lang, Val Barthelemy, Liz Koselka) 1,650-yard Freestyle 1. Nikki White, Indiana 16:53.14 3. Courtney Beidler, U-M 17:32.28 200-yard Freestyle 1. Margaux Farrell, Indiana 1:49.50 5. Liz Koselka, U-M 1:51.75 6. Kristyne Cole, U-M 1:52.64 7. Megan Craig, U-M 1:54.58 8. Kally Fayhee, U-M 1:54.88 100-yard Backstroke 1. Taylor Wohrley, Indiana 54.89# 3. Ashley Cohagen, U-M 56.97 5. Liz Johnson, U-M 57.31 6. Erin Cameron, U-M 58.17 7. Sam Pearson, U-M 58.82 100-yard Breaststroke 1. Bron Pasoski, Indiana 1:03.94 2. Angela Chokran, U-M 1:04.04 4. Melissa Lang, U-M 1:04.71 7. Nikki Hubbard, U-M 1:05.20 8. Julia Andracki, U-M 1:05.60 200-yard Butterfly 1. Brittney Barwegen, Indiana 1:59.80# 2. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 2:01.13 3. Caitlin Dauw, U-M 2:01.99 6. Kally Fayhee, U-M 2:05.91 7. Val Barthelemy, U-M 2:05.99 50-yard Freestyle 1. Natasha Moodie, U-M 23.27 3. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 23.60 4. Deirdre Jones, U-M 23.70 7. Katherine Carl, U-M 24.41 100-yard Freestyle 1. Margaux Farrell, Indiana 51.20 3. Natasha Moodie, U-M 51.63 4. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 51.67 6. Liz Koselka, U-M 52.84 7. Katherine Carl, U-M 53.11 -- Kristyne Cole, U-M Scratch 200-yard Backstroke 1. Taylor Wohrley, Indiana 1:59.42 3. Ashley Cohagen, U-M 2:01.56 4. Mattie Kukors, U-M 2:02.69 5. Sam Pearson, U-M 2:05.69 7. Liz Johnson, U-M 2:06.51 200-yard Breaststroke 1. Allysa Vavra, Indiana 2:16.66 2. Angela Chokran, U-M 2:18.40 5. Melissa Lang, U-M 2:21.06 7. Julia Andracki, U-M 2:23.65 8. Nikki Hubbard, U-M 2:28.36 500-yard Freestyle 1. Lindsay Vrooman, Indiana 4:50.83# 2. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 4:51.27# 5. Kristyne Cole, U-M 5:00.78 7. Kally Fayhee, U-M 5:07.18 8. Megan Craig, U-M 5:10.01 100-yard Butterfly 1. Caitlin Dauw, U-M 54.73 3. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 56.93 6. Ashley Cohagen, U-M 58.10 7. Linnea Johnson, U-M 58.40 200-yard Individual Medley 1. Allysa Vavra, Indiana 2:02.85 2. Mattie Kukors, U-M 2:04.07 5. Val Barthelemy, U-M 2:08.07 7. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 2:09.68 8. Linnea Johnson, U-M 2:11.09 400-yard Freestyle Relay 1. Indiana 'A' 3:23.97# (Brittany Strumbel, Taylor Wohrley, Sara Delay, Stefanie Armstrong) 2. Michigan 'A' 3:25.69 (Deirdre Jones, Caitlin Dauw, Alexa Mehesan, Natasha Moodie) 4. Michigan 'B' 3:31.60 (Liz Johnson, Liz Koselka, Kristyne Cole, Adrienne Bicek) Platform Diving 1. Laura Ryan, Indiana 304.65 4. Amanda Lohman, U-M 260.18 5. Rachael Ropeik, U-M 255.90 7. Erin Bridgewater, U-M 226.43 8. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 214.80 One-Meter Diving 1. Brittany Feldman, Indiana 320.10 3. Amanda Lohman, U-M 292.05 6. Erin Bridgewater, U-M 243.23 7. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 237.53
N O T E S
Michigan falls to 19-9 all-time in dual meets against Indiana.
It was the sixth time the teams have met in a dual meet over the past three seasons. The two teams met earlier this season in a double-dual meet with the University of Texas. Michigan won, 188-182, in an event held Oct. 29-30.
It was the second time Michigan has swam at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center this season. The 2011 Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championships will also be held there Feb. 16-19. By the end of the season, the Wolverines will compete at Indiana as many times as they will have at home (three meets).
The meet was Michigan's second competition in six days, having competed at Copa Coqui in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 2. The team returned to Ann Arbor on Tuesday, practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, and then drove to Bloomington on Friday. Michigan has not had a home competition since the opening meet of the season, a 169-131 loss to Minnesota on Oct. 8. The Wolverines have only three home meets all season, the next coming on Jan. 21 against Ohio State.
Diver Rachael Ropeik competed in a meet for the first time since the season opener against Minnesota on Oct. 8.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Jim Richardson
On the meet ... "I thought we had some of the best swims that we've seen so far this year. Then we had some that were kind of in the middle, and then some who clearly were feeling the effects of the training trip and dry-land training. Can't take anything away from Indiana, who swam really well from the very beginning. In the races that were close, they just managed to get their hands on the wall ahead of us. I'm disappointed we couldn't have made it a closer meet, but we've done some real good things in training over the past couple of weeks, and its especially starting to show in our speed work. The team swam every race doing the best they could do, and Indiana was just very, very good today."
On competing on the road ... "I think that one of the factors is just the fatigue of travel and being on the road. There's no doubt that has an effect. We flew back on Tuesday, practiced Wednesday and Thursday, and we're back on the bus and on the road Friday. We've got a full day off tomorrow and we really need it. It's hard to measure it. The training cycle has an effect, but in the end, we are swimming tough and consistent. Despite some disappointments in the scoring, there are some very good things going on today."
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