Oct. 29, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Charleston, SC on Friday to compete against College of Charleston in a dual meet that is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Stern Center Pool. On Saturday, the teams will return to Clemson to play host to Virginia’s men’s and women’s teams, which finished 10th and 13th respectively, at the 2003 NCAA Championships. The meet against the Cavaliers will be held in McHugh Natatorium and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Clemson’s men’s team is 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, most recently defeating Maryland and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Last weekend, the Tigers were led by Buddy Reed, who won the 200 IM and was a member of the Tigers’ winning 400 free relay team, and took second place in the 200 back against the Terrapins and Hokies.
The Tiger women’s team is 3-2 overall and 0-1 in conference action, as the team defeated Virginia Tech but fell to Maryland last weekend. Kim Routh led the Clemson women’s team against the Hokies and Terrapins, winning both the 500 and 1000 free and setting Virginia Tech War Memorial Pool records in both events at the meet.
College of Charleston’s men’s team is 0-2 on the season, most recently falling to East Carolina, while the Cougar women’s team is 1-3 after falling to Georgia Southern last weekend. The Clemson men’s team holds a 4-0 series advantage over the Cougars, while the Tiger women are 5-1 all-time against College of Charleston. Last season, the Tiger men’s team won a 126-73 decision, while the Clemson women took a 119-76 victory over the Cougars.
The Cavalier men’s team is 1-1 overall, after defeating Penn State and falling to Auburn last weekend. Virginia’s women are 0-2 after falling to Auburn and Penn State. The Tiger men’s team is 12-24-1 overall against Virginia, and fell to the Cavaliers by a score of 103-134 last season. Clemson’s women’s team is 12-13 overall against the Cavaliers and dropped a 105-130 decision to Virginia last season. The Cavaliers will compete against South Carolina on Friday, Oct. 31 before traveling to Clemson on Saturday to face the Tigers.
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