LAKELAND – With six different swimmers winning individual races and two additional swimmers helping the Moccasins win one relay, the Florida Southern women's swimming team swept a double dual meet with Florida Tech and Keiser in their first home meet of the season. The Moccasins defeated the Panthers 317-166, and the first-year Seahawks team 365-66.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Moccasins (2-1) won the first three races of the day, which started when the 200-medley relay team of Rebeka Dics, Haley DeGrace, Krystal Karas and Britt Aubley tied their Florida Tech counter-parts to split the points. Madi Rowan and Peyton Breault then captured the first two individual races, the 1,000-freestyle and 200-freestyle to put the Mocs ahead.
- After the Panthers (1-3) got a win from Dar Raz in the 100-backstroke, DeGrace and Kourtney Gavin gave Florida Southern two more wins in the 100-breaststroke and 200-butterfly.
- Florida Tech's Lauren Suarez won the 50-freestyle, but Florida Southern won five of the last six individual races. Those five wins came from Dics in the 100-free, Breault in the 200-back, Jacinda Whittenburg in the 200-breast, Breault in the 500-free, and Whittenburg in the 200-IM.
- Breault won all three of her individual events after going 2-for-2 at Tampa in the Mocs' previous meet. She was also on the Mocs' 200-freestyle relay team that finished second to Florida Tech Friday by 0.42 seconds.
- In each of the events won by Whittenburg (the 200-breast and 200-IM), her closest competitor was another Florida Southern swimmer, and each time it was DeGrace. DeGrace also beat out the third-place swimmer from Florida Tech in both of those races by a nearly identical margin (3.24 seconds in the 200-breast, and 3.37 seconds in the 200-IM).
- When DeGrace won the 100-breast, it was Whittenburg who was second, with the two Moccasins 0.46 seconds apart.
- In addition to the 100-breast, 200-breast and 200-IM, Florida Southern also took the top two spots in the 200-free with Breault and Dics, and the 100-free with Dics and Karas. The Mocs actually had four of the top five in the 100-free, which included Aubley and Allison Greenwood.
- After helping the Mocs win the 200-medley relay, Karas went on to claim three runner-up finishes in the 50-free, 100-free, and 100-fly.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- With five individual wins, Breault is more than halfway to her total from last year when she won eight.
- Kyra Fraser had a runner-up finish in the 100-back after finishing as the Mocs' top swimmer in the 200-back last week at Tampa.
- Rowan earned her first career win on Friday and finished third in the 200-fly where she was less than one-tenth of a second out of second.
Florida Southern will travel to Fort Myers for a 2-day meet at Florida Gulf Coast University on November 4 and 5, that will also include Florida State and West Florida.