Jan. 29, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford synchronized swimming team opened the 2011 season, Saturday, with a win over visiting Incarnate Word at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal placed first in three out of the four events.
The meet began with the trio competition as Stanford's team of Wendy Lu, Corinne Smith and Koko Urata secured the top spot with a score of 86.00. The Cardinal's team of Alex Bollaidlaw, Madison Crocker and Morgan Fuller took second with 85.00 points. The University of Incarnate Word's two teams finished third and fourth.
The afternoon continued with the duet teams. Stanford juniors Maria Koroleva and Olivia Morgan won the event with a score of 90.167. Finishing second was Crocker and Fuller with 85.500 points. Incarnate Word placed third with an 84.00, while the Cardinal's Bollaidlaw and sophomore Jessica Guenther came in fourth with 83.333 points.
The Incarnate Word entered three of the four solo routines on the day. Capturing first place for Incarnate Word was Sake Fujise with a score of 87.333. Stanford fifth-year senior Gayle Lee took second with 87.000 points.
In the final competition of the day, Stanford defeated Incarnate Word in the team competition, 90.333 to 88.500. Swimming for the Cardinal was Bollaidlaw, Crocker, Fuller, Guenther, Lu, Morgan, Smith and Urata.
The Cardinal will resume action on Saturday, Feb. 12 against the University of Arizona. The meet is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Avery Aquatic Center.