The Huskers are looking for their 16th consecutive dual win against Nebraska-Omaha
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Huskers Face UNO in Home/Away Dual

By NU Athletic Communications

Dual: Nebraska vs. UNO
Date : October 19-20, 2012
Time : 3 p.m. / 11 a.m.
Location : HPER Swimming Pool (Omaha, Neb.) / Devaney Natatorium (Lincoln, Neb.)

The Nebraska swimming and diving team will travel to Omaha, Neb., to face the Mavericks of Nebraska-Omaha at the HPER Swimming Pool on Friday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 20, both squads will travel to Lincoln, Neb., to the Devaney Natatorium, as the Huskers will host the Mavericks in a dual beginning at 11 a.m.

Nebraska is coming off of dual wins in North Dakota last weekend against St. Cloud State (185-39) and North Dakota (160-64). UNO returns to the pool following a 203-96 loss at Air Force on Oct. 15. The Huskers are 15-0 against UNO all time.

This week marks the second of a three-week stretch of duals for the Huskers, beginning with last weekend’s wins in North Dakota. Following the dual against Nebraska-Omaha, the squad will travel to Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 26 to face Iowa State and South Dakota. After that, Nebraska will have two weeks to prepare for their visit to South Dakota State on Nov. 9 and their home meet against Northern Iowa on Nov. 10.

Pool Points:

Six members of the Husker squad won eight of the ten individual events against North Dakota and St. Cloud State last weekend. Nebraska also won both relays.

The Huskers will compete again at the Devaney Center on Nov. 10, when they host Northern Iowa. After that, the Huskers will be on the road until Jan. 19, when they host the Aztecs of San Diego State

Last Time Out: Huskers Take Down North Dakota, St. Cloud State

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated St. Cloud State (185-39) and the University of North Dakota (160-64) in their season-opening duals that began on Friday evening and finished Saturday afternoon at UND's Hyslop Pool.

Nebraska won eight of the ten individual events and both relays over the two days of competition. Senior Hayley Martin led the way in the pool with wins in the 100-yard backstroke (57.06) and 200-yard freestyle (1:51.99). Payton Michaud was the standout in the diving well, earning victories in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives (280.60, 293.60).

Taryn Collura (50-yard freestyle), Natalie Morris (100-yard butterfly), Ariel Weech (100-yard freestyle), and Kristin Strecker (100-yard breaststroke) also added wins for the Huskers.

Last Time Against UNO: Huskers Outswim Mavericks, 192-100

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated the University of Nebraska - Omaha Mavericks on Friday evening, 192-100 at the Devany Natatorium. The Huskers, who are 2-0 on the season, now hold a 15-0 all-time series lead on the Mavs. 

Nebraska set the tone from the start, winning the first six events on the afternoon. The 200-yard medley relay team of Ellan Dufour, Shannon Guy, Natalie Morris and Hayley Martin won the first event of the day, followed by individual wins by Riley Seidel (1000-yard freestyle), Bailey Pons (200-yard freestyle), Hayley Martin (100-yard backstroke), Kristin Strecker (100-yard breast) and Shannon Guy (200-yard butterfly).   

Camille Hansberry of UNO got the Mavs in the win column with her effort in the 50-yard freestyle before Payton Michaud took the 1-meter dive in the eighth event of the afternoon. Michaud's score of 284.63 is a career-best at Nebraska, topping a previous best of 284.15 set at last year's Big 12 Championships. 

Pons went on to win two more events on the afternoon (100-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle) and Dufour earned a victory in the 200-yard backstroke. Natalie Morris (100-yard butterfly) and Kaitlan Walker (3-meter dive) rounded out the dual with wins of their own for NU. Walker, along with Michaud, earned herself a career-best score of 294.88. Her previous career best was 282.75 against South Dakota last season.


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