Honolulu, Hawaii-While the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team enjoyed the sun and sand of Hawaii but the outcome of the first meet of 2005 wasn’t as bright. The Lady Razorbacks lost to Pacific 66-37 and Houston 60-44 on the campus of the University of Hawaii, Jan. 3.
Head coach Anne Goodman James said she was pleased with the performance of seniors Whitney Lynn and Zsuzsa Csobanki as they both won two individual events.
“We dominated the freestyle events with Whitney (Lynn) winning the 500 and 1,000 free and Zsuzsa (Csobanki) winning the 50 and 100 free, while Houston dominated the strokes and diving,” Goodman James said.
Goodman James said junior Angela Kora also contributed to the Lady’Backs effort.
“Angela (Kora) had a solid meet for us showing her versatility by scoring points in the distance freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke events,” Goodman James said.
Goodman James said she was impressed with the Pacific squad that defeated the Lady’Backs on Monday.
“Pacific is a very strong team with a balance of talent throughout the swimming events,” Goodman James said.
Despite the loss in Hawaii, the Lady’Backs are focused on training for the spring season, Goodman James said.
“It was obvious by our lack of explosiveness that we are in our hardest training phase right now,” Goodman James said. “However, I was pleased with the way raced today.”
The Lady’Backs return to Fayetteville and host Southeastern Conference foe, Tennessee, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. inside the Arkansas Natatorium.
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