The FIU water women's performance in the Mizzou Invite indicated, despite a couple of significant losses, they might be markedly better than last year's team. Certainly, nobody the likes of Georgia Tech, an ACC footrest in swimming, should look down their schnozzes at FIU.
We know this is so because FIU dumped the Yellow Jackets 130-94 Thursday at the Biscayne Bay Campus, the program's first win against an ACC opponent.
FIU's known quantities -- junior Johanna Gustafsdottir, senior Sonia Perez Arau, senior diver Sabrina Beaupre -- did their usual thing, each winning two individual events. Beaupre took the 1-meter and 3-meter events. Gustafsdottir took the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle. Perez, last week's Conference USA Swimmer of the Week, won the 200 Individual Medley and the 500 freestyle.
Freshman Jennifer Alfani won an individual event plus contributed to relay wins in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay.