Lady'Backs Split in the Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS-The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team ended its Louisiana road trip as the Lady Razorbacks defeated the University of New Orleans, 126-7, and lost to Tulane, 74-67, in New Orleans, Saturday. For the second consecutive meet, the Lady’Backs were edged in the last race of the meet as Tulane won the 400-free relay. Freshmen Tifanie Silver, Emily Gregory, seniors Whitney Lynn and Zsuzsa Csobanki couldn’t steal a victory for the Lady’Backs after taking second place. Head coach Anne Goodman James said the Lady’Backs just can’t seem to end a meet on the right note. The Lady’Backs lost to Louisiana State, Friday, after finishing second in the final event. “It came down to the last relay again,” Goodman James said. “We had some high spots, definitely, but we were not as strong as we were in Friday’s meet. This is a good test for us. It prepares us for conference championships.” Sophomore Mariann Fulop, Csobanki and Lynn paced the Lady’Backs as they each won two individual events. Lynn won the 500 and 1,000 free with Csobanki taking top honors in the 50 and 100 free. Goodman James said she was pleased with sophomore Mariann Fulop’s effort in the pool, as Fulop won the 400 IM and 100 back. “Mariann Fulop had a strong performance in the 400 IM,” Goodman James said. “She took control from the very beginning and never let up.” The Lady’Backs divers also contributed to Arkansas’s cause as freshmen Hilarie Wilson and Brieanne Kushner split the one-and three-meter events. Wilson took first-place honors on the one-meter board while Kushner won the three-meter event. Goodman James said the divers continue to shine for the Lady’Backs. The Arkansas divers have consistently scored in the first three meets of the season. “The divers did a super job,” Goodman James said. For more information on Arkansas swimming and diving, log on to