Junior Kendra Melnychuk and the Tigers look to close out the regular season with a pair of wins this weekend
Feb. 7, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The 21st-ranked University of Missouri women's swimming and diving team (11-1, 2-1 Big 12) closes out its dual season this weekend with a pair of matchups against Drury and conference foe Nebraska. The Tigers travel to Springfield, Mo., to take on the Panthers Friday at 5 p.m. and return home the following day for their season-finale against the Cornhuskers at 1 p.m. Live results for the Mizzou-Nebraska dual will be available on mutigers.com.
Last Time Out
The Mizzou women had no problem disposing of Iowa in their Jan. 26 matchup, which the Tigers won by a 156-86 margin. The Tigers took 10 of 13 events en route to the win, including multiple wins from Kendra Melnychuk in 1- and 3-meter diving.
Scouting the Panthers
Drury enters Friday's meet ranked No. 1 among NCAA Division II teams. The defending Division II national champions hold a 2-3 record on the season. The team opened up the year with consecutive losses to Missouri State (111-132), Mizzou (124.5-42.5) and Kansas (171-68). The Panthers returned to their winning ways in 2008 action, avenging an earlier loss to Missouri State by a score of 135-106 and posting a 129-107 win over Truman State.
MU/DU All-Time Series
Mizzou holds an all-time series edge of 12-4 over the women of Drury. In their most recent meeting at Novembers' Mizzou Dual Challenge, the Tigers rolled to a 124.5-42.5 victory.
Scouting the Huskers
The Huskers come to Columbia boasting a 7-1 season record. The team went 6-0 during the 2007 portion of the season, defeating Illinois, South Dakota State, Nebraska-Omaha, Nevada (twice) and Iowa along the way. Nebraska was nearly doubled up by Kansas (99-197) to open up the New Year, but clinched a 190-108 win over Iowa State to earn its seventh win of the season.
MU/NU All-Time Series
The Huskers own a 19-8 edge in the all-time series between the two squads. The Tigers have dominated the series as of late though, compiling a 5-0 record over the past five years. Mizzou's last loss to the Huskers came during the 2000-2001 season, when the team was defeated by a score of 130-112 in Lincoln.
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