The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will face off in a match with Mountain West Conference implications Saturday in the University Recreation Center.
The men will face Centenary College of Louisiana, while the women will oppose conference rival San Diego State and Centenary.
Both the men’s and women’s teams performed well against conference opponent Utah last week in a home meet. The men won their match 145-92 to improve to an overall record of 2-5, including a 1-4 mark in conference.
The women tied their match with Utah 121.5-121.5. Their record stands at 4-3-1, and the tie puts their Mountain West record at 2-3-1.
Head coach Richard Sybesma said the men’s squad failed to get intimidated by a confident Utah team.
|What: TCU vs. SDSU/Centenary|
|When: 1 p.m. Saturday|
|Where: University Recreation Center|
“(Utah) did a cheer in our pool, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but they walked around like it was their pool,” Sybesma said. “They walked in single file around the pool and our guys weren’t intimidated a bit.”
Sybesma said the women’s team had one of their best meets of the season, tying a Utah team that owned a record of 7-0 coming into the meet.
Although disappointed in not getting a win, Sybesma said he will take the tie.
Sophomore Jeff Gettel said the squad performed well and was glad to get its first conference win this season.
“We’ve worked hard all year, so it’s a good feeling getting that first conference win,” Gettel said. “We got a tough opponent in Centenary, so hopefully we can continue that winning streak.”
Senior swimmer Katie Rosen, who will participate in her last home meet Saturday, hopes to finish her last meet at TCU on top.
“We just have to go into the match wanting to win and to really go after each other,” Rosen said.
The women’s next meet will be Jan. 23 at the University of New Mexico.
The men will not see any competitive action after battling Centenary until they travel to San Antonio for a meet against the University of the Incarnate Word on Feb. 7.