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Swimming and Diving: Team Effort Leads Nevada to Sweep in Fresno

By ThisIsReno

A strong day in the pool and on the diving board alike propelled the University of Nevada swimming and diving team to a sweep of Fresno State and Fresno Pacific in a double-dual meet on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack topped Fresno State 154-141 and defeated Fresno Pacific 154-80 to move to 2-1 in dual meets on the young season on the young 2012-13 season. Fresno State and Fresno Pacific each fell to 0-1 in dual meets this year with their losses.

“The divers were indomitable and the swimmers fought with both determination and precision,” head coach Abby Steketee said. “The whole team came together to establish a strong presence on deck. It was the kind of energy and passion that defines Nevada swimming and diving.”

Dominating the diving board as the team has done many times under Jian Li You, the Pack took first, second and third in both the one-meter and three-meter disciplines, earning Nevada crucial points. The stellar effort from the divers along with six individual event wins and one relay win in the pool helped the Pack claw back from a 31-point deficit to Fresno State midway through the meet.

“Even though we were 31 points down, the team fought back and kept their focus to win it,” Steketee said.

Jojo Mi and Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn won for the second day in a row, as both earned individual wins against Pacific on Friday. On Saturday, Mi won the 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyle to up her weekend total to five individual wins. Michelle Forman and Gabby Guieb also earned victories on Saturday to help the Pack to the sweep.

Nevada will be off until November 10 at 10 a.m., when the Pack hosts New Mexico at Lombardi Pool.

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