By Ben Vandertill, For The Miami Student
The Miami University women's swimming team is back in the water Saturday, Nov. 8 to take on the Butler University.
Although the season is underway, it's been a while since either team competed. Miami is coming off a two-week break since swimming against Ohio State University Oct. 23.
Although the 'Hawks fell short to the Buckeyes, 115-172, they came away with some positive things to work on moving forward. Going into the Butler meet, senior Stephanie Pearce said the squad was working on the little things.
"We have been working a lot on making sure we do the little things right in practice and making sure we are taking the time to do the things we say we are going to do," Pearce said. "It will be fun to see everyone apply it to a meet since we haven't had a chance to do that yet. And it will help a lot of people go a lot faster than they are thinking."
Miami hopes to use this meet as another stepping stone leading up to the Miami Invitational Meet, which takes place Dec. 4-6.
The Bulldogs are coming off an eighth place finish at Indiana's Intercollegiate Meet, which was held at Purdue University Oct. 18. Although they were previously members of the Atlantic-10 Conference, the Bulldogs became a part of the Big East Conference in 2013.
Other than the Indiana Intercollegiate, the Bulldogs have only competed in a tri-meet. They defeated Eastern Illinois University 126-77, but fell short to IUPUI 155-50. Veteran coach Maurice Stewart, who is in his ninth year coaching the Bulldogs, leads Butler's women's team.
The two teams square off in the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic center at 1 p.m.