Swimming & Diving vs. Bentley
Tuesday, January 16—6 p.m.
Morse Pool—Babson Park, Mass.
The Babson men are 5-12 against Bentley going back to 2001 with the Falcons have won four of the last five dual meets between the teams. The Babson women are looking for their first victory over Bentley since 1999.
The Beavers were swept in last year's dual meet in Waltham as Bentley won the men's event 124-95 and claimed a 131-75 victory in the women's half of the meet. Senior Mitchell Posk was a part of three victories for the Babson men, breaking the meet record with a time of 49.04 in the 100 free, touching the wall first in the 50 free and combining with senior Ross Ojerholm, sophomore Michael Cerny and Kevin Shivers '17 to take the 200 free relay. Paris Ekman '17 and junior Tessa Amoroso finished first and second, respectively, in the women's 1- and 3-meter diving events.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS
The Bentley women (8-1) picked up its eighth consecutive dual meet victory with a 199-95 triumph over Keene State on Saturday. Sophomore Paige MacNeil won three events (100 free, 100 back, 100 butterfly), junior Melissa Viator touched the wall first in the 500 free and 100 IM, and sophomore Caroline Logozzo was victorious on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards as the Falcons finished first in 12 events…the Bentley men (8-0) extended its dual met winning streak to 21 with a 209-87 victory over Keene state on Saturday. Junior Ryan McGeary won the 1650 free and 200 breaststroke, and was a part of the teams' first-place finishes 200 medley and 200 free free relays, while senior Juan Quiroga was victorious in both diving events. The Falcons finished first in 12 of 16 events against the Owls.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
The Babson women (2-9) are looking to rebound from a 191-79 loss to Wheaton on Saturday. First-year Jordan Mailly posted three top-three results, including a win in the 400 IM, while sophomore Tirza Rentovich came in second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free in addition to a first-place showing alongside first-years Julia Ferrara, Nataliya Gowan and Celine Nie in the 200 free relay…the Babson men (6-3) have now won five of their after edging Wheaton, 156-132, on Saturday. Sophomore Alex Damiecki was a part of four victories and broke his own school record with a time of 50.34 in the 100 butterfly. He also came in first in the 200 free and was a part of both relay victories along with Posk, who touched the wall first in the 50 free and 100 free. Sophomore Jack Lucero recorded a trio of wins (1000 free, 500 free, 400 IM) as the Beavers defeated the Lyons for the first time since 2013.
While the Babson men will compete in the second of three home meets this month, the women's squad will make its 2017-18 debut inside Morse Pool on Tuesday night.
Mailly (4:53.42) and Nie (1:03.12) posted Babson's top times of the season in the women's 100 butterfly and 400 IM, respectively, on Saturday at Wheaton. In addition to breaking his record in the 100 butterfly, Damiecki recorded the Beavers' top time in the men's 200 free, clocking in at 1:46.46 against the Lyons. The Green and White also posted their fastest times of the year in the 200 medley relay (1:36.80) and 200 free relay (1:27.45).
WHAT'S UP NEXT
The Beavers will wrap up its 2017-18 home schedule when it hosts Gordon on Saturday at 1 p.m. The meet will mark the final home competition for Posk and fellow seniors Jeff Cui, Ross Ojerholm and Alex Grant.