Swimmers struggle at Auggie

The Duhawks traveled to Augustana College this past Friday in quest of earning their third win in as many tries.

This feat would be no easy task however, as the Vikings came in ready to swim. Augustana started the year out with an invitational in Bloomington, IL, but this was its first head-to-head match up of the year and they didn’t disappoint.

Both teams saw their first loss of the year, as the men fell 152-67, and the women, 130-87. The results of the latest meet don’t tell the whole story.

“We had several season (and at least one lifetime) best times,” said head coach Doug Colin.

Despite some strong individual performances, it was a lack of depth that proved to be the Duhawks’ Achilles heel.

“We swam fairly well, but we just didn’t have the numbers that Augustana had,” said Coach Colin.

The teams start this week of practice off in unknown territory following their first losses of the season. Practice will be important these next couple weeks in order for the Duhawks to rebound.

“We will prepare the same way we do every week and that is with hard work,” said Coach Colin.

The Duhawks get a well-deserved break this Friday, as the next time they return to the pool will be a home meet against Simpson College on Nov. 21. Simpson has yet to compete in a head-on-head match-up, but will open its season this

Friday against conference opponent Coe College.

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