Men's Swimming & Diving

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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving Hits the Road to Take on Eastern Connecticut and Roger Williams

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving Hits the Road to Take on Eastern Connecticut and Roger Williams

Men vs. Roger Williams | Women vs. Roger Williams/Eastern Connecticut
Saturday, January 26 | 12 p.m.
Sports Center Pool | Willimantic, Conn.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. Roger Williams
• The Babson men are 1-0 all-time against the Hawks, while the women are 0-1 against Roger Williams after dropping last year's meet.

vs. Eastern Connecticut
• The Babson women are 0-1 against the Warriors after suffering a loss in last season's meet.

LAST TIME VS. ROGER WILLIAMS AND EASTERN CONNECTICUT
• The Green and White defeated the Hawks, 155-133, in the men's race, while the Beavers shouldered loses to Eastern Connecticut (139-131) and Roger Williams (196-90) on the women's side on January 27, 2018, in Bristol, R.I.
• Babson won 10 of 16 events in the men's half of the meet, highlighted by two victories apiece from juniors Alex Damiecki and Jack Lucero and Mitchell Posk '18.
• Senior Tessa Amoroso won both diving events and sophomore Celine Nie touched the wall first in the 50 butterfly to lead the Babson women.

SCOUTING THE HAWKS
• The Roger Williams women (3-3) have dropped two straight meets and are coming off a 194-94 loss to Springfield last Saturday.
• Ellie Field was the runner-up in the 50 free, Gabrielle Pielka finished second in the 200 breaststroke, and Allegra Iacovino added a pair of third-place results for the Hawks
• The Roger Williams men (6-0) stayed perfect on the season with a 177-121 win at Springfield last Saturday.
• Hunter Wronski won a pair of breaststroke events and the 200 IM, while Hunter Olson was victorious in the 200 free and 200 back as the Hawks touched the wall first in 10 of 14 events.

SCOUTING THE WARRIORS
• The Eastern Connecticut women (4-2) are coming off a 149-125 victory at Saint Joseph's on Tuesday.
• Mollee Lasto (50 back, 100 back, 200 IM) and Megan Lasto (50 breast, 100 breast, 50 free) both won three events apiece, while sister Maggie Lasto touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly and 200 free as the Warriors finished first in 11 of 14 races.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson women (6-8) won 10 of 11 events to post a dominating 138-44 victory at Gordon last Saturday.
• First-years Abigail Voce (500 free, 200 IM) and Elizabeth Demoine (100 butterfly, 100 breast) won two individual events apiece, while the quartet of Nie, junior Tirza Rentovich, sophomore Nataliya Gowan and first-year Stella Hu all recorded an individual victory for the Beavers.
• The Babson men (8-3) took first place in all 11 events and got wins from seven different swimmers in a 164-14 triumph over Gordon.
• First-years Ethan Yoo and Aaron Huynh both won twice and Damiecki, sophomore Kevin Luu and first-years Walter Lehneis, Reid Chavez and Joseph Wellmann each collected a victory for the Green and White.

MAKING THE GRADE
• Both Babson's men's and women's squad were recognized for their work in the classroom earlier this week when they received Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA).
• In order to earn CSCAA Scholar All-America accolades, programs must finish the semester with at least a 3.0 team grade-point average. The men posted a 3.20 GPA, while the women finished the fall term with a 3.17 GPA.

BUILDING THE ENGINE
• With its win on Saturday, Babson's men have won at least eight dual meets in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2003. The Green and White finished with a 10-5 dual-meet record last winter.
• The Beavers' sixth win last Saturday surpassed last year's total of five and is the program's most since 2008-09 when it finished with a 7-8 mark.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• Babson will conclude its regular season schedule when it hosts Bridgewater State inside Morse Pool on Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m.

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