Aggies Edge Wolf Pack to Stay Unbeaten

Sophomore Marissa Brown was one of four Aggies to win twice on Saturday, helping UC Davis edge host Nevada.
 
Sophomore Marissa Brown was one of four Aggies to win twice on Saturday, helping UC Davis edge host Nevada.
 

Nov. 9, 2013

Complete Results

RENO, Nev. -- The UC Davis women's swimming and diving team won 10 of the 16 events and held off a late rally by host Nevada as the Aggies edged the Wolf Pack, 151-149, on Saturday afternoon at the Lombardi Pool in Reno.

The victory kept UC Davis unbeaten in dual meets overall this season at 4-0, extending its winning streak over the Wolf Pack to four consecutive meets. Nevada (2-1) suffered its first dual meet loss of the season after entering the weekend having lost only four races in 32 events.

Sophomore Marissa Brown, junior Hilary Hunt, freshman Hilvy Cheung, and senior Haley Porter, combined for eight of the Aggies' 10 victories on the day, including Hunt's season-best in the 100 back (56.75) and Porter's time of 24.24 in the 50 free -- just .05 off her team-best time of the season in the event.

UC Davis opened the meet with wins in each of the first four events with Hunt, Liliana Alvarez, Cheung, and Sabrina Cochrane, winning the 200 medley relay by a half-second over Nevada's quartet for the early lead.

Brown followed with a win in the 1000 free with a time of 10:35.48, while Lexy Troup made it a 1-2 finish in the event for the Aggies, touching in a time of 10:38.71 for second place. Katie Edwards (1:53.39) and Samantha Shellem (1:53.73) followed with a 1-2 finish in the 200 free, and Hunt added her win in the 100 back to push UC Davis out to a, 54-20, lead.


 

 

Two events later, Cheung and Porter posted back-to-back wins in the 200 fly and 50 free with times of 2:03.99 and 24:24, respectively, while Porter in the 100 free (52.61) and Hunt in the 200 back (2:05.64) added consecutive victories to open up a 26-point lead heading into the last six events.

Nevada began to chip away as Yawen Li won the 200 breast stroke in a time of 2:17.11, which was five seconds better than the second-place finisher, but the Aggies responded with a 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free behind Brown's winning time of 5:08.69, Lexy Troup's second-place time of 5:12.06, and Kirsten Brand's time of 5:12.61. Cheung added a win in the 100 fly with a time of 56.27, before the Wolf Pack closed strong to inch closer win wins in the final three events.

Grace Huang, who won the 1-meter earlier in the event, got the rally started with a win 3-meter (367.20) as Nevada swept the top three spots in both diving events and Li captured a win in the 400 IM (4:25.43) to lead a 1-2-3 finish for the Wolf Pack and close to within 11 points, 147-136. 

With the 800 free relay looming as the deciding race, Nevada took home first place with a time of 7:36.98, but the quartet of Porter, Edwards, Brand, and Shellem, finished second by more than 12 seconds over the Wolf Pack's 'B' squad to put an end to the rally and clinch the win for the Aggies.

After a week off, UC Davis closes out the fall with a trip to Columbia, Mo., and the three-day Mizzou Invitational on Nov. 21-23.

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE SWIMMING: UC Davis at Nevada
Winners plus UC Davis athletes

TEAM SCORES
1. UC Davis - 151
2. Nevada - 149

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Davis 'A' (Hunt, Alvarez, Cheung, Cochrane), 1:45.78… 3. UC Davis 'B' (Damian, Edwards, LaFreniere, Porter), 1:49.85… 6. UC Davis 'C' (Liang, Sprinsock, Paris, Ferko), 1:51.63… 7. UC Davis 'D' (Stebbins, Benavidez, Weston, K. Leung), 1:54.76.

1000 FREESTYLE - 1. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 10:35.48… 2. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 10:38.71… 4. Cara Silvas (UC Davis), 10:52.93… 5. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 11:08.77.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Katie Edwards (UC Davis), 1:53.39… Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 1:53.73… 4. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 1:56.96… 6. Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 2:01.74… Exh. Marilyn Carey (UC Davis), 2:02.86.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 56.75… 4. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 1:00.07… 6. Joanna Liang (UC Davis), 1:02.58… 7. Cora Stebbins (UC Davis), 1:02.95.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Yawen Li (Nevada), 1:04.48… 2. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 1:04.66… 5. Maya Sprinsock (UC Davis), 1:08.17… 6. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 1:08.32… 7. Madeline Benavidez (UC Davis), 1:08.92… Exh. Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 1:08.16… Exh. Caroline Weston (UC Davis), 1:10.02.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 2:03.99… 5. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 2:11.51… 6. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 2:16.66… 7. Ali Paris (UC Davis), 2:16.66.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Haley Porter (UC Davis), 24.24… 3. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 24.53… 6. Marrisa LaFreniere (UC Davis), 25.00… 7. Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 26:02… Exh. Kaitlin Leung (UC Davis), 25.70.

1-METER - 1. Grace Huang (Nevada), 338.70… 5. Lucy Lafranchise (UC Davis), 264.90… 6. Shannon Stewart (UC Davis), 248.85… 7. Audrey DeNeffe (UC Davis), 238.50… 8. Jennifer Meyer (UC Davis), 236.70… 9. Serena Yee (UC Davis), 222.90… 10. Lauren Jesse (UC Davis), 213.07.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Haley Porter (UC Davis), 52.61… 3. Katie Edwards (UC Davis), 53.46… 5. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 54.38… 7. Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 56.82.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 2:05.64… 5. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 2:09.13… 6. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 2:09.60… 8. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 2:13.37… Exh. Joann Liang (UC Davis), 2:18.50… Exh. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 2:19.98… Exh. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 2:22.02.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Yawen Li (Nevada), 2:17.11… 2. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 2:22.25… 3. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 2:25.45… 6. Maya Sprinsock (UC Davis), 2:31.07… 7. Caroline Weston (UC Davis), 2:31.62… Exh. Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 2:29.39… Exh. Madeline Benavidez (UC Davis), 2:32.06.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 5:08.69… 2. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 5:12.06… 3. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 5:12.61… 4. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 5:16.03… Exh. Marilyn Carey (UC Davis), 5:21.87… Exh. Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 5:22.14… Exh. Cara Silvas (UC Davis), 5:33.59.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 56.27… 4. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 59.80… 6. Marrisa LaFreniere (UC Davis), 59.96… 8. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 1:01.03… Exh. Kaitlin Leung (UC Davis), 1:01.21… Exh. Ali Paris (UC Davis), 1:02.19… Exh. Cora Stebbins (UC Davis), 1:02.85.

3-METER DIVING - 1. Grace Huang (Nevada), 367.20… 4. Serena Yee (UC Davis), 267.97… 5. Jennifer Meyer (UC Davis), 267.67… 7. Audrey DeNeffe (UC Davis), 261.90… 8. Shannon Stewart (UC Davis), 260.10… 9. Lucy Lafranchise (UC Davis), 224.77… 10. Lauren Jesse (UC Davis), 199.57.

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Yawen Li (Nevada), 4:25.43… 4. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 4:38.72… 5. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 4:42.28… 7. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 4:44.38… 8. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 4:46.63… Exh. Ali Paris (UC Davis), 4:52.78… Exh. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 4:55.03.

800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Nevada 'A' (Hilbrandt, Kusserow, Kostecki, Baerens), 7:36.98… 2. UC Davis 'A' (Porter, Edwards, Brand, Shellem), 7:43.79… 4. UC Davis 'B' (Silvas, Sprinsock, Troup, Brown), 7:56.04.