Oct. 27, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming
and diving teams are back in action at home this weekend. The men will
host Georgia Tech, while the women will swim against the University of
North Florida. Both meets will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 10
a.m. at the Stults Aquatic Center on the Florida State campus.
Saturday’s meet will be the first time that the 2-0 Lady Seminoles
will be facing UNF. The North Florida women’s swimming and diving program
is competing in its inaugurial season with head coach Beth Harrell leading
the Osprey charge. The Osprey are 0-1 on the young season.
“For the women, North Florida is a young program and I don’t
expect our ladies to be tested too many times,” Harper said. “But this
will be a great opportunity for us to get more competition in and see how
our depth is heading into Arizona next week. It will give us an idea of
who’s stepping up and swimming well.”
Last season, the Seminole men’s team defeated Georgia Tech in
Atlanta, winning by the score of 210 – 88. Both FSU and Georgia Tech enter
Saturday’s meet with a 2-0 record.
“On the men’s side, this should be a tough meet for us,” Harper
said. “Georgia Tech has really improved and has already gotten a couple of
solid wins this season. They will come in and take this meet very
seriously and try to knock us off. I think there are some events that we
are expected to win and some that they are expected to win, so the
undecided ones will really decide who wins the meet. It should be a great
meet for the fans to come out and watch. Our men will have to be at their
best. We’ll have to have a great effort from top to bottom and everyone
will have to step forward and be accounted for. Hopefully, we can come
away with a win.”
The Noles will travel to Tempe, Ariz., next weekend where the men
will face-off against Arizona and SMU, while the women will compete against
the Lady Wildcats.