OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team hosts Mid-American Conference opponent Ohio University on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Nixon Aquatic Center as the RedHawks look for their ninth dual meet win of the season.
Miami’s dual meet record this season is 8-1 and 6-0 in the MAC following their win over Eastern Michigan, 176-124, at the Nixon Aquatic Center. The RedHawks lone loss on the season dates back to their first meet in October against Purdue. Since then, Miami has comfortably managed their schedule to eight-straight dual meet wins and a win at the Miami Invitational in December, defeating seven other teams at that competition. The RedHawks look to finish with a perfect MAC dual meet record for the second straight season.
In Miami’s victory over the Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 1, junior Katie Bootsma led the RedHawks with two first-place finishes. The RedHawks finished with eight total individual wins during the meet with first-place finishes from Donovan, junior Courtney Collett, sophomore Aubrey Kluth, freshman Stephanie LeMire, junior Annie Marquiss and junior Stephanie Pearce.
Bootsma swept the 100 and 200 backstroke against the Eagles. She also earned a victory in the 200 backstroke against Buffalo in Miami’s 168-132 win on Jan. 25.
Donovan has been a major contributor to Miami’s success all season, particularly in the 50 freestyle and relay events. LeMire has now won individual events in back-to-back meets, winning the 200 breaststroke against both the Eagles and Bulls.
The Bobcats are 5-4 on the season in dual meets and 2-2 in the MAC. Ohio’s most recent competition was their home finale against Iowa State and West Virginia. They split the meet, defeating West Virginia, 197.5-96.5, and falling to Iowa State, 126-173. After defeating Ball State and Buffalo in their first two MAC meets of the season, Ohio has dropped their last two conference meets. They lost to Bowling Green, 138-155, and Akron, 144-156. Ohio travels to Cincinnati to compete against Xavier University on Friday, Feb. 7, before traveling to Oxford.
Miami defeated Ohio, 176.5-123.5, last season when the RedHawks traveled to Athens, Ohio.