Oct. 25, 2012
The University of Louisville men's and women's swimming and diving team was edged by Tennessee in the first away meet of the season. The UT men won 168.5-131.5 with the Volunteer women winning 190-107.
"I am proud of the way our women competed tonight," said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero. "We made some real progress in many areas, and I certainly feel like we are moving in the right direction. On the men's side, we got touched out in too many races to beat a team on the road. We had some great highlights and I am encouraged by the team's potential. As a program, we have big goals this season, and overall I like where we are in our training cycle."
U of L scored with wins from Bryan Draganosky (1650-free, 500-free), Joao De Lucca (200-free, 100-free), Eszter Povazsay (100-back), Michael Haefner (100-breast). The Cardinal men won the 400-free relay by almost two seconds.
In the 200-medley relay, U of L touched second. Krissie Brandenburg (26.16), Gisselle Kohoyda (30.67), Brittany Robinson (25.43) and Hanna Cowley (23.16) combined for a 1:45.42. In the men's race, U of L was outtouched by just two tenths of a second, when Caryle Blondell (23.03), Kameron Chastain (24.94), Pedro Coutinho (22.35), Samuel Hoekstra (20.28)put up a 1:45.52. UT posted a a 1:39.82 for the win.
Freshman Bryan Draganosky
posted the first win for the Cardinals when he put up a 15.32.73, almost 20 seconds ahead of the next finisher in the grueling 1650-free. U of L's top women's finisher was Abby Chin's third place with a 17:04.37.
Joao De Lucca scored the next first place with a decisive win in the 200-free, posting a 1:48.01. Alex Burtch was second with a 1:39.79 and Albert Lloyd made it a sweep with a third in 1:41.13. For the women, Johanna Cowley put up the fastest time with a fourth place in 1:52.96.
Eszter Povazsay won the 100-back for the Cardinals with a time of 55.85. Krissie Brandenburg was third with a time of 56.56. Caryle Blondell was just outtouched by three-tenths of a second in the men's race with a time of 49.79, just behind Sam Rairden's 49.41.
The Cardinal men had a strong showing in the 100-breast with Michael Haefner touching first with a 55.80 just narrowly beating teammate Kameron Chastain, who went 55.94. Addison Bray cruised in with a 57.62. In the In the women's 100-breaststroke, freshman Lucy Kramer was second with a time of 1:05.59. Gisselle Kohoyda was in hot pursuit for third with a 1:06.24.
In the 200-fly, Tanja Kylliainen was second with a 2:00.61 with Cardinal newcomer Devon Bibault touching third with a 2:03.22. For the men, Juan Lopez was second with a time of 1:50.82 just .22 off the winning pace. Teammate Kevin Bandy was third in 1:51.16.
Freshman Kelsi Worrell was the top Cardinal swimmer in the 50-free with a 23.43, just .21 from the winning time in a hotly contested race. Joao De Lucca was out-touched by .02 to finish second with a 20.57.
In one meter diving, U of L senior Hannah Gadd was edged for the win by just ten points as she posted a 287.33. Lindsey Stephens placed fourth with a score of 266.70. For the men, Nikolas Sachs was fourth with a score of 280.50
In three meter diving, freshman Sean Piner was the top Cardinal finisher with a fourth place showing, posting a 305.85. Hannah Gadd was third in the 3-meter diving with a score of 301.20.
In the 100-free, Joao De Lucca, muscled his way to a win with a 44.51. Caryle Blondell went 44.76 to make It a one-two sweep. For the women's Kelsi Worrell was second with a time of 50.48 just .11 off the winning pace.
Erica Belcher pulled out a win in the 200-backstroke with a time of 2:01.06, just .19 ahead of teammate Eszter Povazsay's 2:01.35. For the men, Juan Lopez was second with a 1:49.11.
In the 200-breast, Gisselle Kohoyda was second with a time of 2:19.56 with teammate Lucy Kramer was third with a time of 2:22.98. For the men, Michael Haefner was second with a time of 2:02.85, just a mere .02 off the winning pace. Addison Bray was third with a time of 2:02.93 and Kameron Chastain was fourth, going 2.03.77.
Bryan Draganosky notched his second win of the meet, outpacing the field by two seconds in the 500-free, with a time of 4:33.22. Victoria Mitchell was the top finisher for the women, with a 4:58.77, good for third place.
Kelsi Worrell was second in the 100-fly with a time of 54.75, and Devon Bibault touching third in 55.96. Albert Lloyd was the top finisher in the 100-fly, with a time of 50.07.
In the 400-IM, Tanja Kylliainen was second 4:18.90 and Abby Chin was third in 4:23.19. Freshman Nick Tessone was third with a time of 4:01.63.
The men won the 400-free relay with the foursome of Samuel Hoekstra (45.89), Caryle Blondell (43.42), Alex Burtch (44.66) and Joao De Lucca's anchor of (43.74) for a time of 2:57.71. The women were second in their relay, with Kelsi Worrell (50.45), Eszter Povazsay (50.72), Krissie Brandenburg (51.12) and Johanna Cowley (51.22) for a time of 3:23.51.