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Blue Devils open season with victories in the pool

Duke began the second half of its season on the right foot as the men's squad defeated South Carolina and Davidson in a dual meet at Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion to improve to 4-1 on the season. The women's side beat Davidson but suffered its first defeat of the year to USC, a two-point loss to bring its record to 6-1.

Freshman diver Cody Kolodziejzyk led the way for the Blue Devils, winning the three-meter with a score of 329.50 for Duke's highest score of the year. He also took first in the one-meter, scoring 294.10. The Blue Devils finished 1-3 in the three-meter and 1-2 in the one-meter.

Fellow freshman Abby Johnston won the one-meter for the women, posting her third-best score of the season, 321.90. Johnston also placed second in the three-meter as Duke finished 2-3-4 in the event.

The Blue Devil men secured the overall victory in the 400 medley relay as the 'B' team and 'A' team placed 2-3, respectively. The women finished second to USC by three seconds to the give the Gamecocks the team win.

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