Swimming & Diving Splits Against UW-Milwaukee|
Nov. 6, 2004
Chicago, Ill.- The UIC swimming and diving team returned home on Saturday, splitting a dual meet against Horizon League rival UW-Milwaukee at the UIC Natatorium.
The men's team (2-1, 1-1 Horizon League) never looked back in there 190-109 victory over the Panthers, while the women's squad (1-2, 0-2 Horizon League) dropped their battle against the UW-Milwaukee women in a 179-118 loss.
Dougherty's splendid season start continued on Saturday with her third consecutive win in the 50 free, taking the race in a career-best 24.89.
Stevens is now 2-for-2 in his 50 free races, taking today's barnburner in 21.43. Stevens also claimed the 100 free in 46.55, a season-best that just edged out teammate Blake Booher (46.96).
The Hare brothers continued to contribute mightily for the Flames. Bill Hare won the 100 backstroke in 53.09, just .01 off his season-best mark, while younger brother Dan rattled off two convincing wins, including a dominating first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, an event he won by over three seconds, and a comeback win in the 400-yard IM.
Dan Hare won the 100 breaststroke in 59.48, the only competitor to finish under a minute, while overcoming a deficit to UWM's Chase Gravengood to win the IM in 4:14.21.
Sister Christine Hare was no slouch on Saturday, either, taking second place in the 200 free (1:59.09).
Vanessa Segovia continued to add to her already-impressive IM reputation, winning the 400 in 4:46.35.
The Flames received big-time performances from Stefan Staev and Edi Georg. Staev won the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.62, while Georg posted his first career victory with a four-second win in the 200 backstroke (1:58.15).
Kris Simos capped off the wins with a 52.37 100-yard butterfly showing.
UIC's men's squad won both the 400 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay to continue their consistently-solid relay performances in the early part of this season.
On the diving side, Ryan Fitzer grabbed a close one-meter win while taking second in the three-meter competition.
The Flames return to action next Saturday at Butler with Lindenwood in Indianapolis, Ind. at 2 p.m.