Women’s swim team returns for a match against UNT

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    The women’s swim team returns home Friday to face the University of North Texas in the first meet since the Frogs’ recent loss to conference rival Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on Jan. 8.

    Senior swimmer Stephanie Futscher stressed the importance of the home pool advantage.

    “We always do better when we compete at home in our home pool,” she said. “I love racing at home.”

    Futscher, who has won first place in the 200-fly during four meets this season, said she is confident Friday’s meet will go well.

    “They have beat us in the past before but we just have to approach this meet as we do any other meet,” Futscher said. “Just be as competitive as we can be. I’m not really that worried about it, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to be overconfident and just assume it’s going to be an easy win.”

    Sophomore swimmer Jenny Oster also said the team should not underestimate the North Texas swimmers.

    She said the squad faces stiff competition from the Mean Green’s Emily Floyd.

    “She gave Maria (Paula Alvarez) a run for her money last year in the 1000 freestyle,” Oster said.

    Richard Sybesma, swimming and diving head coach, said Alvarez, Oster and Futscher are among his strongest swimmers.

    Oster and Sybesma said they were confident that the team would do well.

    “Each meet now is a stepping stone towards the conference championship,” Sybesma said.

    TCU vs. UNT

    When: 6 p.m. Friday

    Where: University Recreation Center

    The meet is open to fans and admission is free.

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