North Carolina’s swimming and diving team was a force to be reckoned with this weekend.
The No. 2 women’s team (4-1, 1-0 ACC) delivered a dominant performance, defeating No. 12 Louisville 230-123. The No. 12 men’s team (4-1, 1-0 ACC) was equally successful, with a 221-130 win over No. 14 Louisville.
The Tar Heels set the tone early on Friday — sweeping both the men’s and women’s 200-yard freestyle relay, and never relinquished their lead.
“(Louisville) really took it to us last year at Louisville. They beat us at ACCs, NCAAs, so it was kind of a revenge mindset for the guys team, and I think that we all handled the adversity pretty well,” said senior Ben Colley.
This is the third consecutive year UNC has faced Louisville in a dual-day meet, an increasingly popular trend that allows the swimmers to participate in more events and prepares them for the end of the season.