Oct. 19, 2017
WEST LAFEYETTE, Ind. -Despite strong individual performances, South Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving was unable to top Purdue in the second meet of their 2017-18 season. The Gamecocks recorded 13 first-place finishes, but fell to the Boilermakers 174.5-123.5 (women) and 157-142 (men). The Gamecock men kept the score close throughout the competition, leading the meet until the penultimate event. The women trailed throughout the meet, but recorded multiple first-place finishes on individual events.
-Tomas Peribonio recorded his second meet with two individual wins in the 200 free and 400 IM.
UP NEXT FOR CAROLINA
The Gamecocks have a quick turnaround for their next meet, which will take place at Cincinnati Saturday at noon ET.
QUOTABLE: HEAD SWIMMING COACH McGee Moody
"Tonight, we had the opportunity to face Purdue in West Lafayette. They’re one of the top teams in the big ten and one of the top 15 in the country.
QUOTABLE: HEAD DIVING COACH Todd Sherritt
"Good day today, I saw improvements in everyone this week. We have been working on our fundamentals and many of those objectives were accomplished today. Purdue is one of the top teams in the country and we held our own today.
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