FRESNO, Calif. - The women's swimming and diving team put up a valiant fight but fell short in their dual meet to Fresno State, 189-104 Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers took three events in their nonconference friendly against the Bulldogs winning the 400 free relay, 100 freestyle, and 200 freestyle events.
Meredith Lillie led the way for the Orange and Black pacing her team with a first place finish in the 400 freestyle relay event as well as finishing first in the 100 free.
"We swam a bit frenetic today and even though the results didn't necessarily show it I'm really proud of the way we performed today," Head Coach Pete Richardson stated. "With how hectic things were this week moving practice and dealing with the air quality we fought and we raced."
In Case You Missed It:
- Meredith Lillie highlighted the day for UOP placing in the top three or better in all four of her events on Saturday (50 free, 100 free, 200 medley, 400 free relay). Lillie took home a first place finish in the 100 yard freestyle event clocking in a time of 53:06. The senior swimmer totaled 27 points to lead UOP.
- Brigid McNally stayed steady in the distance events for the Tigers placing second in the 1000 free (10:29.47), third in the 200 IM (2:10.03), and third in the 500 free event (5:08.99). McNally had the fastest split time of any Tiger in the 200 IM with 29.79.
- "Brigid performed very well and I thought she proved her toughness today because of how many events she swam," said Richardson.
- Elina Rosario flourished in the 100 breaststroke finishing second overall with a time of 1:04.67.
- Freshman Kelsey Lloyd set a season-best in the 200 breast event with a 2:22.22 time. Lloyd's time was good enough for third place in the event.
- Alexis Albanese and Cassandra Middlestead carried the Tigers on the platform. Albanese finished second in the 3 mtr event with a score of 155.18. Middlestead contributed a third place finish in the 1 mtr with a 159.60 score.
Up Next For the Tigers:
- The Tigers have a full week off before heading to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invite.
- The meet is set for this upcoming Nov. 29th-Dec. 1st.
"Our main focus moving forward now is getting to where we want to be heading into UNLV," Richardson said.