In a balanced effort, the LSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined to win 25 of 32 events to defeat SMU on Saturday afternoon at the LSU Natatorium.
The women’s team defeated No. 21 SMU 187-103 to improve to 6-0 on the year. The men’s team earned its first win of the season with a 197-103 victory over the Mustangs.
“I really liked the response from our men to start out the meet. They all did what they needed to do, and the depth really made a difference today,” LSU swimming coach Dave Geyer said. “For the women, they are having fun right now, and it is a very important aspect of their dynamic. There is so much development within our roster from our freshmen to the upperclassmen.”
Devon Dabney swept the distance events for the Lady Tigers. Dabney won the 1,000 freestyle in 10 minutes, 0.65 seconds. She took the 500 free with a time of 4:57.87.
Megan Cox swept the 100 and 200 freestyle events, winning the 100 in 50.43 and the 200 in 1:47.97.
In the relays, LSU’s Calley Oquist, Colleen O’Neil, Kara Kopcso and Leah Troskot won the 200 medley in 1:41.65; and Troskot, Kate Zimmer, Haylee Knight and Danielle Stirrat won the 400 freestyle in 3:24.80.
Diver Cassie Weil swept the 1-meter (265.88 points) and 3-meter (345.30).
On the men’s side, Logan Rysemus won the 100 butterfly (48.57) and 100 backstroke (48.93). Brandon Goldman won the 200 fly (1:48.02), and 200 individual medley (1:49.69) and finished second in the 200 back (1:47.16).
Andrew Suchla won the 3-meter with a score of 354 and was second on the 1-meter with a score of 287.18.
Arias leads men in LSU Invitational: Boris Arias lead the Tigers with a win over Tulane’s Tyler Schick 6-4, 6-4. Arias and partner Gabor Csonka also picked up a victory against the Tulane duo of Alex and Ian Van Cott 6-3.
“It was nice for Andrew getting to come back after some time off due to surgery,” Head Coach Jeff Brown said. “It was really good to see him play a full match and afterwards he felt good.
The final day Sunday begins at 9 a.m.
Doubles: Arias/ Csonka (LSU) def. Van Cott/Van Cott (Tulane) 6-3; Fryer/Fox (Denver) def. Trinh/Andry (LSU 2) 6-3
Singles: Boris Arias (LSU) def. Tyler Schick (Tulane 2) 6-4, 6-4; Luke Gamble (Princeton) def. Tam Trinh (LSU) 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1; Wyatt Lovera (Denver) def. Andrew Korinek (LSU 7) 6-3, 6-4; Eric Wagner (Tulane) def. Cameron Andry (LSU) 6-4, 6-2
Owens earns win at Kitty Harrison: In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, LSU’s Abby Owens defeated Duke’s Chalena Scholl 7-5, 6-3 on the second day of the Kitty Harrison Invitational.
Ella Taylor and Skylar Holloway teamed up to defeat Texas’ Lana Groenvynck and Chelsea Crovetti, 6-1.
The Lady Tigers play Michigan at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Singles: Beatrice Capra (Duke) def. Jessica Golovin (LSU) 3-6, 6-1, 10-8; Abby Owens (LSU) def. Chalena Scholl (Duke) 7-5, 6-3; Samantha Harris (LSU) def. No. 52 Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) 6-1, 6-2; Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-1, 6-2; Alyssa Smith (Duke) def. Ryann Foster (LSU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5); Rebecca Smaller (Duke) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles: Breaunna Addison/Dani Wagland (Texas) def. Skylar Kuykendall/Abby Owens (LSU) 6-2; Ella Taylor/Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Lana Groenvynck/Chelsea Crovetti (Texas) 6-1; Fernanda Astete/Savannah Durkin (Rice) def. Ryann Foster/Jessica Golovin (LSU) 6-2
Tigers host Missouri: The LSU volleyball team will host Missouri at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Pete Maravich Center. The match will be shown live on the SEC Network.
LSU is 9-13, 5-6 Southeastern Conference. Missouri is 20-4, 8-3, fourth in the SEC.