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Oct. 16, 2014

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The South Carolina Swimming and Diving team will look carry the momentum from its season-opener at Kentucky into Friday’s meet at Georgia Tech. Both squads will face the Yellow Jackets with the women also competing against Notre Dame.

Date/Opponent: Fri., Oct. 17 at Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame (women)
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Georgia Tech Aquatic Center (Atlanta, Ga.)

Series History
The Gamecock men are 9-1 against the Yellow Jackets while the women are 2-0. Both teams have 1-0 records against Georgia Tech under head Coach McGee Moody. This will be the first meeting between the Gamecocks and the Fighting Irish.

The Last Time They Met
The last meeting between South Carolina and Georgia Tech was on Oct. 22, 2011 in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks swept the Yellow Jackets as the men won 179.5-116.5 and the women claimed a 176-122 victory.

Gamecocks Open 2014-15 Season at Kentucky
South Carolina split its season opener at Kentucky as the men posted a commanding 207.5-92.5 victory while the women fell 177-123.
Men’s Highlights

  • The men’s team won 14 of 16 events to en route to a 115 point win over the Wildcats.
  • In his collegiate debut, Nils Wich-Glasen won all three of his individual events (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM)
  • Jonathan Boland, Kevin Leithold and Marwan El Kamash all won two events apiece
  • Bryce Kananowicz picked up his first collegiate win in the 200 butterfly
  • Leithold set a new personal record in the 50 freestyle (20.68)
  • Wich-Glasen’s time of 55.49 in the 100 breaststroke ranks 10th all-time in school history, his time of 1:59.86 ties Jared Kauffman’s record for fifth all-time in school history
  • Tomas Peribonio placed third in the 1000 freestyle his collegiate debut, his time of 9:19.54 ranks seventh all-time in school history
  • Bobby Bittner’s second-place time of 50.60 in the 100 butterfly was only .01 seconds slower than Boland’s winning time (50.59)
  • Cole Miller won on both the one-meter and three-meter springboard

Women’s Highlights

  • Meredith Vay picked up her first collegiate win in the 100 freestyle (51.76), she also placed second in the 50 (23.63) and 200 (1:50.11) freestyle
  • Victoria Mitchell set a new personal record in the 100 freestyle (9:57.92), ranks third all-time in school history
  • Caroline Petrone set a new personal record in the 50 freestyle (24.13)
  • Patricia Kranz won on both the one-meter and three-meter springboard

Scouting Georgia Tech
Both the men and women are 1-1 after dropping their season-opener to Penn State and following with a sweep of Navy. Last season the men’s squad posted a 5-3 record and finished 47th at the NCAA Championships while the women went 5-4.

Scouting Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish opened their season with a win over Michigan State and followed with a second-place finish at the Dennis Stark Relays. Notre Dame went 7-5 in 2013-14 and finished tied for 16th at the NCAA Championships.

Looking Ahead
The Gamecocks begin their home slate with the women hosting Florida Gulf Coast on Oct. 31.