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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving Teams Travel to WPI on Friday Night

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving Teams Travel to WPI on Friday Night

Swimming & Diving at WPI
Friday, November 1 | 6:30 p.m.
Sports & Recreation Center Pool | Worcester, Mass.

THE SETUP
• The Babson men's and women's swimming & diving teams travel to WPI for a series of dual meets on Friday night.
• The men will compete against Brandeis and the host Engineers, while the women will face those two schools as well as Simmons and Smith.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. WPI
• The Babson men are 10-11 against WPI dating back to 1997, while the women 11-11 agianst the Engineers over the last 22 seasons.

vs. Brandeis
• The Beavers are 8-11 going back to 1997 against Brandeis in men's dual meets, but have struggled on the women's side winning just once against the Judges (2013) over the last two-plus decades.

vs. Simmons
• The Beavers are 11-8-1 going back to 1997 against Simmons although the teams have not competed against each other since 2016.

vs. Smith
• The Babson women are competing against Smith for just the sixth time in the last 20 seasons on Friday.

LAST YEAR'S MEET
• Tessa Amoroso '19 came in first in the women's 3-meter diving event, while senior Alex Damiecki (100 butterfly, 200 butterfly) and sophomore Aaron Huynh (100 free, 200 free) were both multiple winners for the Babson men on November 2, 2018, in Worcester.
• The Beaver men split the meet, defeating Brandeis (139.5-122.5) and falling to WPI (162-116), while the Babson women suffered losses to WPI (241-48), Brandeis (201-69), Smith (187-100) and Simmons (232-61).

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson women (1-0) won 11 of 12 swimming events to open the season with a resounding 133-66 victory at UMass Dartmouth last Friday.
• First-year Angela Li (100 breaststroke, 200 IM) and Caitlin Caron (200 free, 500 free) claimed first place in two events apiece, while sophomore Abigail Voce and first-years Lindsay Nowak and Leah Smith all recorded a victory to go along with a runner-up finish.
• The Babson men (1-0) won all 12 swimming events and opened the season with a 156-67 victory over the Corsairs.
• Eight different swimmers were victorious for the Beavers, highlighted by two wins apiece for first-years Alvin Oentoro (1000 free, 100 butterfly) and Charles Wang (200 IM, 100 breaststroke).

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• The WPI women (0-0) opened the year with a third-place finish at the Worcester City Meet back last weekend.
• Carol Wang came in third in the 100 butterfly, while Katherine Pawlak placed third in the 50 free and helped the Engineers finish fourth in all four relay events.
• WPI's men (0-0) captured their eight consecutive Worcester City Meet title behind Sid Williams and Chris Nelson.
• Williams was first in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 backstroke in addition to helping the Engineers win three of four relays, while Nelson won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

SCOUTING THE JUDGES
• The Brandeis women (0-2) are coming off a 155-115 loss to Vassar last Saturday.
• First-year Bailey Gold recorded two of the Judges' five wins by touching the wall first in the 200 butterfly and 500 free.
• The Brandeis men (1-1) claimed first place in 11 of 16 events to defeat Vassar 141-131.
• Junior Daniel Wohl (50 free, 100 free, 200 free) and senior Tamir Zitelny (100 back, 100 butterfly) were a part of eight victories in all for the Judges.

SCOUTING THE SHARKS
• Simmons (1-1) picked up its first win of the season by defeating Westfield State, 220-77, last Saturday.
• Senior Laura List (50 back, 100 free), classmate Aine Scholand (1000 free, 100 back), and junior Sara Manjikian (1M diving, 3M diving) were all double winners for the Sharks, who claimed first place in 13 of 16 events.

SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
• Smith (0-0) opened the season by hosting its annual relay event last Satruday.
• Annie Wilson, Kristin Cirulli, Elisabeth Nesmith and Aidan Coffin Ness were all part of two victories apiece for the Pioneers, who won 11 of 14 events against Mount Holyoke and Western New England.

CONFERENCE HONORS FOR LI
• After recording a pair of individual wins and helping Babson to another victory in the 200 medley relay, Li was tabbed as the NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week on Monday.

FIRST-YEARS STARTING FAST
• First-year Molly Cox joined Caron, Li, Smith and Nowak to give Babson victories from five different rookies against UMass Dartmouth.
• First-year Mark Fanelli won the 200 free to give the Beavers five wins from three rookies in the men's half of the meet.

UP NEXT
• Following Friday's meet at WPI the Beavers will head to Northfield, Vt., to face Norwich and Regis on November 9.

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