Rottier Wins Twice as Phoenix Squads Fall to Vikings in Home Openers

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Release: October 20, 2012
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Kendra Rottier was a two-time winner for the Phoenix on Saturday.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted their first home meets of the 2012-13 season on Saturday afternoon, welcoming Cleveland State to the Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium. The visiting Vikings earned victories on both sides, winning 136-107 in the women's meet and 140-100 in the men's competition.

"I was pleased with the efforts today, but we have a lot of technical things that we need to make better in our races," Green Bay head coach Jim Merner said. "We're still working on getting into training shape at this point, so I'm pleased with where we're at and where we're headed."

Junior Kendra Rottier (Green Bay, Wis.) was a two-time winner for the Phoenix women, cruising to a 15-second victory in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:26.49) before touching in first in the 200 backstroke (2:08.20). Junior Parker Wolf (Kohler, Wis.) also picked up a victory in the pool for the women's squad, finishing first in 1:56.54 in the 200 freestyle.

The fourth win of the day for the Phoenix women came from junior diver Carrie Dinelli (Northbrook, Ill.), who claimed a victory on the 3-meter board with a score of 240.15.

On the men's side, senior diver Mitchell Spaeth (Fredonia, Wis.) placed first in the 3-meter event with a huge score of 321.30. The total was good enough to qualify him for his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Zone Diving Regionals, held at the end of the season.

Freshman Connor Huff (Dubuque, Iowa) also had a good showing for the Phoenix men in the first home meet of his collegiate career, winning the 400 IM in 4:15.13.

The Green Bay swimmers and divers return to action next Saturday when they host Wright State at noon at the Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium.

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