Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at Bentley

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at Bentley

Swimming & Diving at Bentley
Tuesday, January 15 | 6 p.m.
Dana Center Pool | Waltham, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• The Babson men have gone 5-13 since 2001 against Bentley, and the Falcons have won five of the last six dual meets between the programs.
• The Babson women are looking for their first victory over Bentley since 1999.

LAST MEETING
• The Beavers combined for 13 first- and second-place finishes, but were swept by Bentley on January 16, 2018, inside Morse Pool.
• The Babson men suffered a 128-83 loss, while the Falcons won the women's meet, 179-58.
• Junior Tirza Rentovich won the women's 50 free, and junior Alex Damiecki and Mitchell Posk '18 combined for three victories on the men's side. Damiecki took first in the 200 IM and 200 butterfly, while Posk won the 50 free.

SCOUTING THE FALCONS
• The Bentley women (8-0) got multiple victories from four different competitors and defeated Keene State, 207-87, for its 18th straight dual-meet victory on Saturday.
• Seniors Brooke Jameson (200 free, 500 free) and Kate Kaduboski (100 back, 200 back), and first-year Lucy Stowe (50 free, 100 free) all won twice in the swimming events, while sophomore Ryann Driscoll finished first in both diving events for the Falcons, who took first in 14 of 16 events.
• The Bentley men (7-0) have now won 30 consecutive dual meets after easing past Keene State, 223-73, on Saturday.
• Senior Frank Elenio won the 200 butterfly and 200 IM, junior Jared Yoshihara claimed the 500 free and 50 back, and first-year Mark Zoda was victorious in the 50 free and 100 free as the Falcons took first place in 12 of 16 events.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson women (5-7) are looking to rebound from a 170-57 loss at Wheaton on Saturday.
• First-year Abigail Voce won the 50 free and paired with senior Maria Orive and fellow first-years Elizabeth Demoine and Stella Hu to post a victory in the 400 freestyle relay.
• The Babson men (7-2) won nine of 11 swimming events and got victories from five different competitors in Saturday's 137-90 triumph at Wheaton.
• Damiecki (100 butterfly, 100 breast) and first-year Aaron Huynh (500 free, 1000 free) both won a pair of events, while sophomore Lachlan Dibbayawan (50 free) and the first-year duo of Ethan Yoo (200 free) and Walter Lehneis (400 IM) all recorded first-place finishes for the Beavers.

SETTING THE BAR
• Five swimmers have recorded top times in five different events in the Beavers first two meets since returning from break.
• For the men, Damiecki touched the wall in 1:56.36 in the 200 butterfly against Coast Guard last Thursday, while Huynh posted a time of 4:48.68 in the 500 free against Wheaton on Saturday.
• On the women's side, sophomore Celine Nie (2:17.59 in the 200 back), Hu (5:38.38 in the 500 free) and first-year Andrea Hamel (2:36.79 in the 200 butterfly) all recorded the team's fastest times of the season against Coast Guard and Wellelsey.

CONSISTENT SUCCESS ON THE DIVING BOARDS
• Senior Tessa Amoroso, who qualified for the NCAA Regional Diving Championships during the Gompei Invitational back in early December, has finished either first or second on the 1- and 3-meter boards in 13 of 14 events across seven dual meets this season.
• She won both events against Wellesley and Coast Guard last Thursday and was the runner-up on each board on Saturday at Wheaton.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• The Beavers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Gordon for a 1 p.m. dual meet.