Leigh Torbin | October 31, 2017
The No. 14/10 Notre Dame men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed a historic month of October by claiming their second top-25 wins of the month on Friday afternoon as the men’s team beat No. 23 Purdue, 169-131, and the Irish women beat No. 16 Purdue, 163-137, in West Lafayette.
Abbie Dolan led the charge for Notre Dame’s women’s team, winning three individual events as she touched the wall first in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle competitions. Alice Treuth also claimed two wins for the Notre Dame women, topping the field in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Notre Dame added some hard-earned points in women’s 1-meter diving behind Claire Andrews and Erin Isola’s one-two punch.
On the men’s side, the Irish had a trio of double individual winners in Aaron Schultz, Rob Whitacre and Zach Yeadon. Whitacre also swam the opening leg of the winning 200 medley relay team for Notre Dame while Schultz contributed to the 400 freestyle relay which took first place.
Both Notre Dame squads wrapped up their impressive Octobers at 4-1 overall, 2-0 in ACC competition, and laying claim to the highest team rankings in school history. The dual victories over the Boilermakers mark the second ranked wins of the year for each team, the others coming on Oct. 7 when Notre Dame claimed what is believed to be both teams’ first ever top-10 wins, beating No. 7/9 Louisville at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
Coach Litzinger Said
“It was great to get a win on the road. It was a scrappy meet against Purdue. Both teams worked very hard to gain an advantage but, as the meet went on, our depth took over. Our group is very tired. This was our fourth consecutive weekend of racing, and it showed a little. Now we can get back to a good routine of training with next weekend off, and focus in on finishing the fall off strong.”