Men’s swimming wins at Georgia

The 18th-ranked Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team snuck past No. 14 Georgia to win the Georgia Invitational on Sunday.
The Gophers were behind by six points entering the final day of competition, but outscored the Bulldogs 104-89 in the last four events to win the event.
Minnesota won two events on the last day. Sophomore Jeff Hackler won the 200 breaststroke, beating Georgia’s Olympic finalist Kyle Salyards. Junior captain Dov Malink finished fourth, and senior captain Dan Croaston won the platform diving competition.
Freshman Justin Mortimer finished second in the 1650-meter freestyle, as four Gophers combined to score 59 points in one event.
Brandon Cook, Brian Gettlefinger, Grant Butler and Mark Arwood all scored in the 100 freestyle, and junior Chad Krastins was runner-up in the 200 butterfly.
Minnesota returns to action January 19-21 in Dallas for the Dallas Morning News Invitational.

Women’s hockey
For the second consecutive week Minnesota swept the WCHA awards. Tracy Engstrom was named player of the week, and La Toya Clarke garnered freshman player of the week honors.
This is Engstrom’s first award. She had a short-handed tally and a power play goal, plus five assists in Minnesota’s sweep of Bemidji State over the weekend. The seven points over the weekend give Engstrom 13 points in 14 games.
Clarke was named rookie of the week for the second time. She had her first hat trick in Friday’s 9-1 win and added a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Last week, Nadine Muzerall and Bethany Peterson won player and rookie of the week honors, respectively.

Women’s swimming and diving
18th-ranked Minnesota finished Sunday with 43 points, giving the Gophers 130 and a tenth place finish at the Texas Invitational.
Sophomore Dana Baum had Minnesota’s best finish in the three-day meet on Sunday, placing seventh in the 1650 freestyle. The 400-free relay team finished in ninth place.
A UCLA rally on Sunday gave them the win in team competition. Stanford finished second and Texas placed third.

Wrestling
Ryan Lewis at 133 pounds and Jacob Volkmann at 165 pounds each won titles at the Northern Iowa Open in Cedar Falls.
Lewis (12-5) went 5-0 at the event, defeating Pat McNamara of Michigan State, who was the top seed and fourth-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds.
No. 2 Minnesota hits the east coast Dec. 10 against Hofstra, Princeton and Seton Hall.