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ND WOMEN’S SWIMMING: Tough crowd awaits Irish at tournament

Greg Arbogast | Friday, November 18, 2005

The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team did not have long to enjoy its win over Minnesota last week. That same Minnesota team, along with several others, will be eager to prove that they are a superior team to the Irish when the teams gather this weekend for the three-day Minnesota Invitational.

Unlike a regular meet, in which two teams compete against each other for only one day, the Minnesota Invitational will involve multiple teams that will compete against each other this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Irish enter this weekend’s meet confidently, as they have won two consecutive meets over Pittsburgh and Minnesota. The team seems to be gaining momentum as more and more swimmers are elevating their level of performance. While Katie Carroll has been the standout performer on the team so far, Jessica Stephens, Julia Quinn and Rebecca Grove all won multiple events for Notre Dame in the meet against Minnesota. This bodes well for the Irish, as they will need an entire team effort to attain the desired results this weekend.