OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team looks to stay hot Friday, Nov. 1, when the RedHawks host Bowling Green in their Mid-American Conference home-opener at 4 p.m.
Miami returns to the Nixon Aquatic Center after defeating Akron last Saturday, making it two consecutive, impressive wins against Xavier and Akron in the past two weeks. The RedHawks look to maintain their momentum behind strong individual and team performances.
Against Akron, freshman Stephanie LeMire, sophomore Aubrey Kluth and junior Katie Bootsma each won two individual events, leading the RedHawks to a 187.5-109.5 win. Miami won 12 of 16 events and placed second in the other four events.
LeMire continues to excel in her first year as a RedHawk, winning the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke against Akron after placing first and second in both events, respectively, in Miami’s only loss earlier this season to Purdue. Kluth won the 1000 freestyle, last Saturday against Akron, with Miami taking the top three spots before Kluth went on to win the 200 IM. Bootsma was equally as impressive, winning both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.
Bowling Green is coming off a 126-166 loss to Eastern Michigan on the road as the Falcons opened their season last Saturday. They won seven of 14 events, including two by freshman, Victoria Griffin. Last season, Bowling Green finished third at the MAC Championships and head coach Petra Martin was named MAC Coach of the Year.
When these two teams met last season, the RedHawks defeated Bowling Green, 173-113, in the Nixon Aquatic Center.