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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at Bentley

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at Bentley

Swimming & Diving at Bentley
Tuesday, January 17—6 p.m.
Dana Center Pool—Waltham, Mass.

The Babson men have gone 5-11 against Bentley going back to 2001 with the Falcons having won three of the last four dual meets between the squads. The Babson women are looking for their first victory in the series since 1999.

The Beavers suffered a 150-81 loss in the men's meet and were defeated by Bentley, 162-53, in the women's meet on January 19, 2016, in Babson Park. An Truong '16 won three races, while junior Mitchell Posk was first in the 50-yard freestyle and also helped the Green and White win the men's 200-yard medley relay. Senior Madeline Dupre came in second in the 1000 free and classmate Paris Ekman finished third in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events for the Babson women.

The Bentley women (7-1) have won seven consecutive dual meets after defeating Keene State, 172-116, on Saturday. Junior Emily Niemiec won three individual events (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 IM) and sophomore Katie Kaduboski touched the wall first in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke for the Falcons, who were victorious in 11 events. Senior Kaitlin McGahie won both the 50 and 100 free, while first-year Caroline Logozzo claimed both diving events…the Bentley men (8-0) remained unbeaten with a 190-106 victory at Keene State on Saturday. First-year Jarod Yoshihara was victorious in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, classmate Dan Sausto won the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle, and senior Greg Coleman was first on the 1- and 3-meter diving boards. The Falcons also won both breaststroke races, as well as the 400 free relay.

The Babson women (0-11) enter the final week of the regular season looking for their first win following a 206-73 loss at Wheaton on Saturday. First-year Tirza Rentovich came in second in the 50-yard breaststroke and finished third in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle for the Beavers. Ekman posted a score of 264.45 to win the 1-meter diving competition and later finished second on the 3-mter board, while sophomore Tessa Amoroso came in third in both events. Dupre added a fourth-place showing in the 100 breaststroke for the Green and White…the Babson men (3-5) suffered a 181-111 loss at Wheaton on Saturday despite recording four victories and seven runner-up finishes. First-year Jack Lucero touched the wall first in the 1000 free and 400 IM to go along with a third-place finish in the 100 free, while senior Anton Pronichenko and first-year Alex Damiecki recorded victories in the 50 breaststroke and 50-yard butterfly, respectively. Pronichenko (100 breaststroke) and Damiecki (100 butterfly) both recorded one runner-up finish apiece, and Posk came in second in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle for the Beavers.

Junior Alex Grant came in second in the 500 free and third in the 100 butterfly on Saturday. Classmates Reilly Robbins and Fernanda Tilkian both made their season debuts for the Babson women against Wheaton.

Pronichenko, Dupre, Ekman and fellow seniors Kevin Shivers, Mallory Ham and Catherine Vedovino will compete in their final home meet at Morse Pool on Thursday night against Bridgewater State. Thursday's meet will also be the final regular season competition for the women's team, while the men travel to Springfield to conclude their regular season on Saturday.