Jan. 30, 2006
For their second meet of the 2005-06 season, Stanford traveled to Texas to compete against The University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. The Cardinal synchro team swam to victory, 102-83, in a superb early season performance.
Stanford took an early lead by capturing first and second in the opening trio event. The routine featuring Samantha Bongiovanni-Duclos, Elizabeth-Anne Markman, and Courtenay Stewart finished first; Poppy Carlig, Melissa Knight, and freshman Erin Bell secured second with a strong swim.
The duet competition underscored the Cardinal team strength, as powerful routines again earned them the top two places. Sara Lowe and Stewart placed first, and Bongiovanni-Duclos and Carlig captured second.
Stanford soloist Sara Lowe capped off the individual events by winning the solo competition with a stunning performance.
The competition concluded with the team event where again the Cardinal shined, securing the top spot. Stanford's lineup of Bell, Bongiovanni-Duclos, Carlig, Knight, Lowe, Markman, Stewart, Hilary Homenko, and alternate Katie Norris captured the gold with a score of 92.8.
The Cardinal squad will travel to Florida next weekend to compete against the University of Florida and Florida State University.
Elements (Top 10): 1. Stanford - Elizabeth-Anne Markman 2. Stanford - Sara Lowe 3. Stanford - Courtenay Stewart 4. Stanford - Poppy Carlig 5. Univ. of Incarnate Word - Danielle Kramer 6. Stanford - Samantha Bongiovanni-Duclos 7. Univ. of Incarnate Word - Lyssa Wallace 8. Univ. of Incarnate Word - Emily Van Vleck 9. Stanford - Erin Bell 10. Stanford - Hilary Homenko
Final Overall Rankings: 1. Stanford - 102 points 2. Univ. of Incarnate Word - 83 points