Women's Swimming & Diving

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Weekend Preview: Swimming & Diving Returns to Competition Against NEWMAC Rivals

Weekend Preview: Swimming & Diving Returns to Competition Against NEWMAC Rivals

Swimming & Diving at Wellesley
Friday, January 10 | 1 p.m.
Chandler Pool | Wellesley, Mass.

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Swimming & Diving at Wheaton
Saturday, January 11 | 12 p.m.
Balfour Natatorium | Norton, Mass.

WHAT TO KNOW
• The Babson men's and women's swimming & diving teams return to action following the holiday break with a pair of meets over the weekend.
• The Beavers will take on Wellesley and Coast Guard on Friday afternoon before travelling to fellow NEWMAC rival Wheaton for a dual meet on Saturday.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. Wellesley
• The Babson women have dropped their last 12 meets against the Blue.

vs. Coast Guard
• The Babson men are looking for their first victory over the Bears since 2002.
• The Beavers have suffered 20 consecutive losses to the Coast Guard women.

vs. Wheaton
• The Babson men have won two straight meets against the Lyons and are 17-10 in the all-time series between the programs.
• The Beavers have not defeated Wheaton since 2001 in the women's half of the meet, and are just 6-21 all-time versus the Lyons.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson returns to action after its men's and women's teams combined for a ninth-place finish at the three-day Gompei Invitational back on December 6-8 at WPI.
• Sophomore Abigail Voce put together some of the top results of the weekend for the Beavers (7-1), placing third in the A final of the 100 free and finishing first (100 IM) and ninth (50 free and 200 free) in three B final appearances.
• Fellow sophomore Elizabeth Demoine placed fourth in the A final of the 100 IM and third in the B final of the 200 breast, while first-year Caitlin Caron set a new school record with a time of 18:41.49 in the 1650 free.
• First-year Charles Wang set six individual records and was part of nine school marks including the relay events to help the Green and White (7-0) record its top finish in four years at the Gompei Invitational.
• His records came in the 100- and 200-yard free, the 100 and 200 IM and 100 and 200 back. Sophomore Aaron Huynh set a new Babson record in the 50 free and teamed with Wang to help the Beavers set new program marks in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
• Wellesley (3-0) came in seventh out of 13 teams at the Florida International Sprint Invite last Saturday in North Miami.
• Sophomores Shelby Ripp and Alexandra Bullen-Smith placed ninth and 11th, respectively, in the 400 IM, classmate Jessica Wegner came in 12th in the 100 butterfly and first-year Elizabeth Park added a 14th-place showing in the 50 breaststroke.
• The Blue finished second behind only Carnegie Mellon among the eight Division III schools that competed in the meet.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• The Coast Guard women (3-3) are coming off a first-place finish at the Connecticut Cup back on December 7.
• Sophomore Josie McGuire came in first in the 200 free and 500 free, while first-year Lindsey Blake was the runner-up in both events for the Bears, who finished seven points ahead of Connecticut College in the seven-team event.
• The 18th-ranked Coast Guard men (5-1) recorded 14 first-place finishes on the way to winning the Connecticut Cup by nearly 200 points back on December 7.
• Senior Joe Rodriguez (50 free, 100 free), junior Eric Fuhs (50 breast, 100 breast) and sophomore Connor Shenk (50 back, 100 back) all recorded two individual wins apiece for the Bears.
• Junior Marshall Seguin also finished first in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
• The Wheaton women (5-2) return to action after placing fourth that MIT Invitational back in early December.
• First-year Madeline Eller finished second in the 100 breast and ninth in the 200 breast, while Lydia DaCorte (7th, 200 free), Chloe Deubner (5th, 100 back) and Eva Pet (6th, 100 back) all recorded top-10 finishes.
• The Wheaton men (3-3) are coming off a fourth-place showing at the MIT Invitational back in December.
• Richard Matthews placed seventh in the A final of the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the B final of the 50 free, while Daniel Roch finished fifth in the B finals of the 50 free and 200 free, and eighth in the B final of the 100 back for the Lyons.
• Wheaton is set to compete against Clark and Mount Holyoke on Friday.

PREVIOUS SUCCESS AGAINST BEARS, LYONS
• Senior Alex Damiecki was victorious in the 100 and 200 butterfly in last year's meet against Coast Guard, and followed it up with first-place finishes in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke in last season's triumph over Wheaton.
• Huynh touched the wall first in the 200 free against the Bears and won both the 500 and 1000 freestyle events against the Lyons two days later.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• The Beavers return to Morse Pool on Tuesday night when they host Division II Bentley at 6 p.m.

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