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Fresno Defeats Nevada And Pepperdine

Nov 7, 2000

FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State swam six lifetime bests to defeat Nevada and Pepperdine at the season home opener Saturday, Nov. 5.

The 'Dogs beat Nevada, ranked 13th last year, 155-145, and Peperdine 211-87. Junior Jesie Lewis took two individual wins in the 50 free (24.46) and the 100 free (52.50), as did senior Summir Case in the 100 (57.99) and 200 back (2:04.99). First place finishes were also collected by freshman Greer McGettrick in the 200 breast (2:27.53), Laurel Frisinger in the 100 fly (58.84) and the 400 free relay team of Case and senior Lena Darnell. Fresno Stated tallied 26 top-three finishes in the meet.

The 'Dogs swam well, but at no time was it an easy win. The meet came down to a nail-bitting, must win situation in the final event of the 400 free relay. With two of the relay teams first and third in the realy the 'Dogs claimed their victory.

"We swam like champions today," head coach Daniella Irle said. "We never let down we just kept fighting for it."

"It was a great contest and a great meet," Nevada head coach Mike Shrader said. "We had some minor problems with sicknesses and injuries, but it seemed like Fresno State hit us hard at every corner and we just couldn't hold up."

The Dogs will next travel to San Luis Obispo to face Cal Poly on Friday Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Then Fresno State will travel to Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Nov. 11. That meet will have no diving and start at 12 p.m.