Jan. 10, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Casey Matthews and Carly Mercer were both two-time individual winners as No. 20 Purdue women's swimming and diving was a 164.5-135.5 winner against No. 24 Michigan Friday evening.
The Boilermakers were winners of nine of the 16 events and improved to 6-0 in dual meet action this season. Three of those six victories have come against Big Ten rivals.
The Boilermakers arrived back on campus Thursday after a multiple-week stay in Honolulu for their winter training trip.
Along with Matthews and Mercer, Allie Davis and Francesca Marr also enjoyed big nights for Purdue. They each won an event and finished second in another for the Purdue women. Led by Davis, the Boilers had the top three finishers in the 200 free.
Led by Matthews' sweep of the women's events, the Purdue divers were victorious in all four events and accounted for 10 of the top 12 finishes. The 1-meter diving (Matthews, Michelle Cabassol and Mary Beth Dunnichay) and the 200 freestyle (Davis, Grace Hernandez and Nika Karlina Petric) were the two events of the night in which the Boilers had all three top finishers.
Mercer swept the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints to remain the women's team leader in individual victories. She also contributed to each of Purdue's relay winners. The Boilers caught a break in the 200 medley relay, the first event of the night, when Michigan's victorious team was disqualified by a false start.
Petric finished in the top three of the 200, 500 and 1000 free - posting a new Purdue season-best time in the 1000 (9:59.49) for the second meet in a row.
The Boilermakers are back in action Saturday afternoon when they host Michigan State for a co-ed dual meet at 1 p.m.
Final Team Score
#20 Purdue 164.5, #24 Michigan 135.5
Purdue Winners & Notables
* -- Purdue Season-Best Time/Score
^ -- Personal Season-Best Time/Score
Casey Matthews, 325.28* -- Matthews, Cabassol & Dunnichay Finished 1-2-3
Casey Matthews, 351.75 -- Matthews & Cabassol Finished 1-2
Carly Mercer, 22.95
Carly Mercer, 49.47
Allie Davis, 1:49.18 -- Davis, Hernadez & Petric Finished 1-2-3
Allie Davis, 4:51.64 -- Finished 2nd - Davis, Petric & Lyon Finished 2-3-4
Nika Karlina Petric, 9:59.49* -- Finished 2nd
Hannah Manger, 56.83 -- Finished 3rd
Trish Regan, 2:02.61^ -- Finished 3rd
Francesca Marr, 1:03.72 -- Finished 2nd
Francesca Marr, 2:16.22
Meagan Lim, 54.95 -- Lim & Alex Todd Finished 1-2
Meagan Lim, 2:02.68 -- Finished 3rd
Francesca Marr, 4:23.82 -- Finished 3rd
200 Medley Relay
Manger, Marr, Vogel & Mercer, 1:43.40^ -- Event Winner after Michigan team DQed
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Hernandez, Petric & Marshall, 3:25.74^