Oct 122003
Authors: Andrew Woerpel

The CSU women swimming and diving team opened its season with a

loss to Rice University by the score of 145-117 at Moby Pool on


“Rice had more preparation time than we did, we had no rest at

all coming into this meet,” said coach John Mattos.

Though the loss hurt, the Rams’ swimmers and divers said they

would not let it put a damper on the season. The true test lies

ahead in the dual meets that begin in November.

“It’s way too early to be worried, this was just a preseason

effort,” Mattos said. “We have only one goal and one focus, which

is to win a championship, so we won’t let this get in the way.”

The team didn’t seem to let the loss bother them that much


“The girls were fine; they weren’t satisfied with the loss, but

they’ll bounce back in two weeks at the Early Bird Invitational,”

Mattos said.

One bright spot for the Rams was senior Kristen Schneider.

Schneider won three races for the Rams, the 100 and 200 backstrokes

and the 200 medley relay, which also included Lyndsey McCaslin,

Rachelle Kula and Liz Jones. The Rams put up a good effort but

unfortunately came up short. Coach Mattos said he was pleased with

the effort and expects the team to do fine in the dual meets.

CSU’s next meet is the Early Bird Invitational at EPIC Pool on

Oct. 24 to 25.




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