Feb. 16, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. -
No. 2 Stanford fell to No. 7 Cal, 154.5-145.5, in a women's swimming and diving dual meet Saturday at the Spieker Aquatics Complex. Stanford (7-2) saw its six-meet win streak come to an end but now looks ahead to the Pac-12 Conference Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) in Federal Way, Wash.
"Today was a great college swim meet between two strong teams," Stanford head coach Greg Meehan said. "Congratulations to Cal on an excellent performance. I think we learned a lot from ourselves today and the learning process is absolutely going to help us over the next two weeks and beyond."
Cal (1:38.67) posted a win in the 200 medley relay in front of Felicia Lee, Sarah Haase, Maddy Schaefer and Andi Murez's 1:39.69.
Allison Brown (9:55.37) responded with a win for Stanford in the 1,000 free with Andie Taylor (9:57.17) taking second. Lee (53.00) came back with a win in the 100 back and Taylor (1:58.63) posted a silver-worthy finish in the 200 fly. Lee (53.48) was second in the 100 fly.
Taylor went on to win the 500 free in 4:47.88.
Murez (1:45.64) was second and Julia Anderson (1:47.43) was third in the 200 free.
Cal's Kahley Rowell (285.15) was first in the 3-meter event, though Stanford took the next three spots behind the efforts of Stephanie Phipps (284.33), Kelly Markle (279.68) and Lillian Hinrichs (268.20).
The Cardinal was even better in the 1-meter, with Phipps earning the win with 294.53 points. In fact, Stanford swept the first four spots as Phipps was followed by Markle (265.50), Hinrichs (262.28) and Sloane Brazina
"We had a good 1-meter showing, and Stephanie was very good today," head diving coach Rick Schavone said.
Katie Olsen (1:00.73) and Hasse (1:01.30) finished behind Cal's Caitlin Leverenz (59.77) in the 100 breast. The 200 breast featured the same order of finish, with Olsen going 2:11.81 and Haase finishing in 2:14.29.
The fastest time in the 50 free was recorded by Schaefer (22.37), who also took first in the 100 free with a 48.99. Murez (49.03) touched second in the 100 free.
Annemarie Thayer (1:56.71) was second in the 200 back and Haase (2:01.51) was fourth in the 200 individual medley.
Murez, Schaefer, Ama and Lee teamed to finish first in the 400 free relay with a 3:16.96.