Nov. 2, 2002
The University of Tennessee men's swimming and diving team improved to 2-0, defeating the LSU Tigers 126-101 Saturday at the LSU Natatorium. The Vols victory extended its winning streak against the Tigers to 9-0 all-time.
Tennessee controlled the meet taking nine of the first 13 events to swim past the Tigers, with the Vol freshmen proving they belong, winning four events.
"I was really impressed by the freshmen today," head coach John Trembley said. "Casey Dauw, Cameron McDaniel and Bryan Goldberg all swam well and Jason Thomas had the swim of the meet, a lifetime best in the 1650 free."
The freshmen dominance started with Thomas winning the 1650 freestyle in a time of 15:39.07. Then Goldberg took the 200 free clocking a time of 1:39.68 and McDaniel swam to first place in the 50 freestyle (21.35). Dauw closed the impressive day by the freshmen taking top honors in the 400 I.M. with a time of 3:57.03.
"It was a pretty good performance today," Trembley said. "A lot of good things happend and we will just continue to work hard."
The Vols also handled the diving well winning both the one-meter and three-meter springboard events. Baton Rouge native, Sal Vilardo, took the one-meter crown with a score of 325.12. Sophomore Phillip Jones continued his strong diving, placing first on the three-meter with 358.57 points.
"We were solid today," head diving coach Dave Parrington said. " We were able to do some things that we need to work on."
Next up for the Volunteers is the UT Diving Invitational Nov. 8, at the UT Student Aquatic Center.