The women’s swimming and diving team fought hard in Tallahassee this weekend but came up short against rival FSU.
The dual meet ended with the Seminoles on top, 174-113.
Miami’s two divers finished first and second in the 1-meter competition. Cheyenne Cousineau and Kara McCormack also placed second and third in the 3-meter event.
Junior Heather Arseth, a transfer, notched another first-place finish for the Hurricanes in the 100-yard backstroke. Arseth won in 56.54 seconds, nearly a full second better than any other swimmer.
Freshman Angela Algee came in second place in the 200-yard butterfly event, and junior Amy Wiley won the 100-yard breast stroke.
Miami’s next meet is the ACC Championships Feb. 19-22 in Greensboro, N.C.
Miami had no trouble against Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, in a match that was delayed one day due to inclement weather.
Despite the wait, the Canes breezed past the Eagles 6-1. It was Miami’s last match before heading to the ITA National Indoor Championships next weekend.
Brittany Dubins and Stephanie Wagner, ranked 55th in doubles, shut out their opponents 6-0. No. 29 tandem Clementina Riobueno and Monique Albuquerque took their doubles match 6-1.
The ninth-ranked Hurricanes had an easy time in singles too, posting quick wins across the board. The lone hiccup was a tough three-set battle that Dubins dropped to Candela Munoz Giron of FGCU.
Dubins took the first set 6-2, but then lost the next two 6-2 and 10-8.
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