Scots Earn Sweep for Second Time in As Many Days
The College of Wooster men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out the home portion of their dual-meet schedule Saturday afternoon by sweeping past Malone University by scores of 151.5-118.5 and 154-17, respectively, at Timken Natatorium.
Wooster, which swept the University of Mount Union Friday evening, completely overmatched Malone in the women's competition. Melissa Haug, making her final home appearance as a senior, won her specialty events, the 100 (59.81) and 200 butterfly (2:13.53), and also posted the top time in the 200 IM (2:17.14) to lead the way.
Additional multiple winners were Morgan Hughes, who sprinted her way to victories in the 50 (25.64) and 100 freestyle (55.06), Kate Hunt in the 200 (2:00.71) and 500 frees (5:19.21), and Mariah McGovern, who showed off her versatility with first-places in the 1000 free (11:16.01) and the 200 backstroke (2:19.97).
The men's meet saw Wooster use a late surge, powered by Peter Parisi, to earn its fourth victory in five meets. Parisi won the last two individual events, the 100 fly (51.53) and the 200 IM (2:06.48), which allowed the Scots to pull away to the 33-point decision. Earlier, the reigning North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week touched first in the 100 breaststroke (59.46).
Noteworthy, Adriana Hoak and senior Matt Wong were the only divers, providing Wooster valuable points with scores of 128.30 and 145.20, respectively, on the one-meter.
The Scots wrap up the dual portion of their schedule next Saturday at Grove City College.