Swimming & Diving at Bridgewater State/Norwich
Saturday, February 3—1 p.m.
Moriarty Pool—Bridgewater, Mass.
The Babson College swimming & diving teams travel to Bridgewater State to wrap up the regular season with a double dual meet against the host Bears and Norwich.
vs. Bridgewater State
The Green and White will face the Bears for the fourth year in a row on Saturday. The Babson men have won 17 straight meets against Bridgewater State, while the women have been victorious in five of the last eight meets between the squads.
The teams will meet for the second time this season after Babson swept the Cadets in a double dual meet at Regis back in November. The Babson men have won 11 of their last 15 meets against Norwich, while the women's squad has taken 17 of the last 18 meets against the Cadets.
LAST MEETING VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE
The Beavers defeated the Bears, 124-104, while the women suffered a 126-90 loss to Bridgewater State on January 19, 2017, at Morse Pool. Senior Alex Grant won the 200 free and 200 butterfly, while sophomore Jack Lucero touched the wall first in the 500 and 1000 free for the Babson men. Paris Ekman '17 won both diving events and Madeline Dupre '17 came in first in the 100 free for the women.
LAST MEETING VS. NORWICH
The Babson women edged the Cadets, 108-97, and the men put together a dominant performance in a 147-75 triumph back on November 12. Six different swimmers were victorious for the Beavers in the women's half of the meet, while Lucero (500 free, 1000 free) and sophomore Alex Damiecki (200 IM, 100 butterfly) both won a pair of events to lead the men.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
The Bridgewater State women (6-8) enter their final regular season meet coming off a sweep of Regis (153-131) and Husson (203-56) last Saturday. Sophomore Mackenzie Coogan was part of four victories, including two individual wins (200 free, 500 free), while junior Haley Nolan (50 back), sophomore Adi Tobias (50 breast) and senior Abbie Grant (100 butterfly) all recorded individual and relay wins…the Bridgewater State men (7-4) come into their home finale following last Saturday's sweep of Regis (179-87) and Husson (201-54). Senior Richard Smith set a school record in the 100 backstroke and also won the 100 IM, while sophomores Dylon Willis (50 breast, 100 breast) and Giulian Santos (50 free, 50 butterfly) also recorded two victories for the Bears.
SCOUTING THE CADETS
The Norwich women (2-10) split a double dual meet with a victory over Franklin Pierce (68-50) and a loss to UMass Dartmouth (97-68) loss last Saturday. Sophomore Elaine Dudley won the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, while classmate Domonique Ector was second in both the 50 free and 100 butterfly. Fellow sophomore Abby Weber also came in first on the 1-meter diving board…the Norwich men (7-3) have won three straight meets after defeating UMass Dartmouth, 134-95, last Saturday in their home finale. First-year Joseph Clark won the 200 free and 100 butterfly, while sophomore Alex DiGiacomo was victorious in the 50 free in addition to being a part of the Cadets' two relay wins.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
The Babson women (3-12) fell to Roger Williams 196-90 and Eastern Connecticut State 139-131 in a double dual meet last Saturday. First-year Jordan Mailly won the 200 free and 500 free before setting a new school record with her time of 4:49.51 in the 400 IM. Junior Tessa Amoroso added victories on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards, and first-year Celine Nie won the 50 butterfly for the Beavers…the Babson men (8-4) reached the eight-win mark for the first time since 2013 with a 155-133 victory at Roger Williams last Saturday. Lucero (500 free, 1000 free), Damiecki (50 butterfly, 100 butterfly) and senior Mitchell Posk (50 free, 100 free) all picked up two individual wins apiece for the Green and White. First-years Lachlan Dibbayawan and Kaden Shover also touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke and 200 free, respectively.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
With a sweep on Saturday, the Babson men can finish with double-digit victories for the first time since 2002 and just the third time since 1992. The women's squad has a chance to reach the five-win mark for the first time since 2014 with a sweep of the Cadets and Bears.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
Following Saturday's meet, the Beavers will turn their attention to training for the four-day NEWMAC Championships, which begin on February 22 at MIT.