Men's And Women's Swimming And Diving Defeated By Texas Christian

Senior Diver Shannon Joseph placed third in both diving events Saturday against TCU
Senior Diver Shannon Joseph placed third in both diving events Saturday against TCU

Nov. 17, 2001

Chicago, Ill.- Powerful Texas Christian paid a visit to Flames Natatorium Saturday afternoon and left with a pair of victories.

The UIC men's and women's swimming and diving squads were defeated, and UIC head coach Paul Moniak knew his squads would be in for a challenge.

"They're a very solid team," said Moniak. "We knew that coming in and it was a definite challenge."

The final outcome of the men's meet was 112-84 in favor of the Horned Frogs, while the TCU women dropped the Flames 120-104.

The one-two finish of Paul Torres and Enric Claret in the 200-yard individual medley led the men. Diver Mike Magee contributed nicely with a win in the three-meter diving event with an outstanding score of 302.90. He also finished second in the one-meter event.

"Mike's concentrating on repeating as conference outstanding performer of the meet from last year," said diving coach Larry Barcheski of Magee, who is nearing the qualifying standard for the Zone Championships. "The zone meet is on his mind a little bit, but he just keeps getting better."

On the women's side, Moniak pointed out solid efforts from Julie-Anne Chico and Alicia Perry as highlights.

Perry finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.95), while finishing fourth in the 200-yard IM. She also swam a nice leg in the 200-yard medley relay, which came up just short of TCU.

Chico, coming off a solid meet last night in UIC's double victory over Northern Michigan and Western Illinois, was third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.15) and completed a fast leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

"Alicia Perry really swam well today," said Moniak. "Chico had a real nice weekend and really stepped it up."



The diving trio of Shannon Joseph, Andrea Bove and Caitlin Carey continued their positive trend, sweeping the three-meter and finishing two-three-four on the one-meter board.

"Seeing this level of competition is important for us and it affords us to see the next level," Moniak said. "That is what we're striving for."

Both squads will be back in action on Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. when the Bradley Braves visit Flames Natatorium.