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No. 1 Arizona defeats Arizona State to take Territorial Cup victory

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona closed out the dual season in style by defeating in-state rival Arizona State on Saturday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. The Arizona women defeated ASU 171.5-105.5.

The day started similarly like it has the past few meets as the Wildcats got a pair of wins in the 200 medley relay. The Arizona women started the day by going 1-2 in the event as Bonnie Brandon, Emma Schoettmer, Katja Hajdinjak and Margo Geer touched first in 1:41.65. The team of Alana Pazevic, Eve Sarris, Ashley Evans and Grace Finnegan finished just behind in 1:43.31.

The women kept the momentum going as freshman Tjasa Oder claimed first-place in the 1000 free with a time of 9:55.21.

Schoettmer continued to be dominant in the breast events as she claimed top honors in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.59. The Wildcats went 1-2-3 in the event as freshman Sara Borendame finished second in 1:03.74 with Eve Sarris coming in third in 1:05.01. Schoettmer also won the 200 breast 2:16.51 with Borendame placing second in 2:19.13.

No. 7 Virginia 189, Pittsburgh 103

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia celebrated Senior Day in style Saturday, finishing first in 31 of 32 events en route to a sweep against Pittsburgh at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

The Cavalier women conclude the dual meet portion of the season with an 11-1 record after defeating the Panthers 189-103.

On a day when Virginia honored its senior class in between the diving and swimming portions of the meet, junior JB Kolod and freshman Leah Smith each broke UVa school and AFC pool records. Smith won the women’s 1,000 free in a time of 9:33.29, the fastest time in the nation so far this season by more than three seconds (Brittany MacLean of Georgia – 9:36.85).

No. 9 North Carolina 166, College of Charleston 121

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina had its final tune-up prior to post-season action as it hosted the College of Charleston in dual meet action Saturday at Koury Natatorium.

The ninth-ranked Tar Heels prevailed by a score of 166-121 to run its dual meet record to 10-2. 

Sophomore Annie Harrison pulled off a tough double in a short span of time, taking both the 1,000 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Junior diver Kelly Corish captured both the one- and three-meter springboard events. Katie Rechsteiner, Danielle Siverling, Ally Hardesty and Cari Blalock all won an individual event while also swimming on a victorious relay. Sophomore Hannah Lincoln competed on both winning relays for the Tar Heels.