FGCU swimming and diving defeats UNF in first dual-meet of the season
The FGCU Women’s swimming and diving team defeated conference foe UNF 159-95 on Oct. 14 at the FGCU aquatics complex.
The win was the first dual-meet victory of the year and the first win for Head coach Dave Rollins’ career at FGCU.
“It feels great,” Rollins said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “The girls swam very well today. It was a chance for some girls who didn’t swim last weekend to step up and race, and it was good to see their hard work pay off.”
The Eagles took first place in 10 of the 12 events prior to swimming the last two events as exhibitions. FGCU also finished first, second and third in five events.
FGCU is now a perfect 9-0 against UNF, and improves their all-time conference dual-meet record to 33-1.
Gracie Redding and Melissa Marinheiro won the first events of their college careers. With Redding winning the 100 and the 200 freestyle, and Marinheiro winning the 500 and 100 yard freestyle.
The Eagles will travel to the west coast as they will face the University of Southern California and Oregon State on Friday, Oct. 21. Then they will face UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Oregon State, San Diego and UC Davis Saturday, Oct. 22.