Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving vs. Bridgewater State

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving vs. Bridgewater State

Swimming & Diving vs. Bridgewater State
Saturday, February 2 | 1 p.m.
Morse Pool | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson and Bridgewater State will meet for the fifth year in a row on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers have dominated on the men's side with 18 straight victories, while the Babson women have been victorious in six of their last nine meets against the Bears.

LAST MEETING
• The Babson men won nine of 14 swimming events in a 158-127 victory, while the Beavers collected nine victories on the women's side to edge the Bears, 144-136, on February 3, 2018.
• Junior Jack Lucero won three times and classmate Alex Damiecki touched the wall first in a pair of events, which included breaking his own school record in the 50 butterfly.
• Senior Tessa Amoroso won both diving events, sophomore Celine Nie won the 50 butterfly and 50 back, and junior Tirza Rentovich was first in the 50 free for the Green and White.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• The Bridgewater State women (5-5) have dropped three straight meets and are coming off a 142-88 loss at Bentley on January 23.
• Senior Haley Nolan came in second in the 100 back and third in the 1000 free, while juniors Megan Bonney and Adi Tobias placed third in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, respectively.
• The Bears' men's team (4-5) suffered a 166-64 loss at Bentley 10 days ago.
• Junior Dylan Willis was the runner-up in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, while senior Jameson Rose (100 butterfly), junior Timucin Marino (1000 free) and classmate Sean Flaherty (200 IM) all registered a third-place finish.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson women (7-9) split last Saturday's double dual meet with a 153-105 win over Eastern Connecticut and a 166-92 loss to Roger Williams.
• First-year Stella Hu won the 500 free with a season-best time of 5:37.21 and was part of two relay victories, while classmate Elizabeth Demoine won the 50 butterfly and was second in the 100 breaststroke for the Beavers.
• The Babson men (8-4) suffered a narrow 131.50-130.50 loss to unbeaten Roger Williams last Saturday.
• Damiecki (50 butterfly, 100 butterfly, 200 IM) recorded three of the Green and White's nine event victories, while first-years Aaron Huynh (200 free, 100 back) and Ethan Yoo (50 breast, 100 free) won two events apiece.

SENIOR SEND-OFF
• Saturday's meet marks the final regular season competition for Amoroso and fellow seniors Adam Kershner and Maria Orive.
• Amoroso, who has qualified for the NCAA regional diving championships, and Orive have helped the Beavers win their most dual meets in a decade, while Kershner is a two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honoree and has helped the men's squad to a record of 29-20 in dual meet competition during his four-year career.

BUILDING THE ENGINE
• Damiecki recorded Babson's fastest times of the season in the 50 butterfly (23.12) and 100 butterfly (50.78), while Yoo posted the team's best result of the year with his time of 27.94 in the 50 breaststroke.
• In addition to Hu's season-best time in the 500 free, sophomore Julia Ferrara clocked in with the Green and White's top time (12:11.33) in the 1000 free.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• The Beavers return to competition on February 21 when they open the four-day NEWMAC Championships at WPI.