BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College swimming and diving teams recorded their second straight split of a dual meet at the Morse Swimming Center on Saturday, as the Beaver men defeated UMass-Dartmouth, 122-72, and the women fell to the Corsairs, 129-105.
The men's team dominated their half of the meet, winning all but one event en route to the 50-point victory. First-year An Truong led the way with two individual wins, as he finished first in both the 200 IM and 500 free, while classmate Chris Roan also won twice - the 100 fly and the 1000 free. Junior Isaac Breen-Franklin posted a victory in the 200 free while also placing second behind Truong in the 500 free, and junior Rene Del Castillo chipped in with a win in the 100 back as well as a runner-up performance in the 200 free.
Also adding first-place finishes for the Babson men were senior Michael Flaherty in the 50 free, senior Edvard Arnet in the 100 free, first-year Austen Noh in the 100 breaststroke, and sophomore Dominick Tocci in the uncontested 3-meter diving. The 200 medley relay team of Roan, Truong, Flaherty, and senior Greg Bissett also emerged victorious, as did the 400 free relay quartet of Arnet, first-year Paco Chan, sophomore Paris Waranimman, and sophomore Ashish Golconda.
The women's team lost their second straight meet to start the year, despite a quick start thanks to a first-place performance by the 200 medley relay team of senior Albertine Turrini, junior Lily Yie, sophomore Kendall Ford, and senior captain Hannah Powell. Sophomore Juliana Galofre would add the Beavers' only other swimming victory in the 50 free, while senior Nevart Varadian and senior captain Flynn Lincoln combined to sweep the diving competitions. Varadian won the 1-meter event, while Lincoln took second in the 1-meter and then won the 3-meter.
The Babson women would net a number of second-place finishes, including two apiece from Ford and sophomore Ascia Johnson. Ford took second in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while Johnson turned in runner-up performances in the 200 free and 500 free.
Both teams are now off until Novmeber 11, when they return to dual meet action with a home meet against WPI at 1 p.m.