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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at Roger Williams

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at Roger Williams

Men vs. Roger Williams | Women vs. Roger Williams/Eastern Connecticut
Saturday, January 27—1 p.m.
RWU Aquatics Center—Bristol, R.I.

Babson will compete against both Roger Williams and Eastern Connecticut for the first time on Saturday afternoon.

Eastern Connecticut State (7-0) stayed unbeaten with a 127-97 victory over Saint Joseph (Conn.) back on January 16. First-year Megan Lastro won the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke and 50-yard butterfly, while twin sister Maggie touched the wall first in the 100-yard IM, the 200-yard backstroke and the 500 free. Classmate Saige Grace also collected a pair of victories (50 free, 100 free) for the Warriors, who were first in 12 of 13 events against the Blue Jays.

The Roger Williams women (4-4) are looking to bounce back after suffering losses to Wesleyan (191-105) and Springfield (210-87) last Saturday in Middletown, Conn. Senior Mackenzie Webber came in first in the 50-yard freestyle, junior Gabrielle Pielka won the 200-yard backstroke, and first-year Meg Peters was the runner-up in both the 100 free and the 200-yard butterfly for the Hawks…the Roger Williams men (7-1) edged Springfield (161-139) and suffered its first loss of the season (176-123) in a double dual meet last Saturday. Sophomore John Babuka was first in both the 500 free and 100-yard breaststroke, and helped the Hawks' 400-yard medley relay squad come in second against the Pride and Cardinals. Senior Gabriel Pasqualucci added a victory in the 100 free, while first-year Hunter Wronski touched the wall first in the 1650 free.

The Babson women (3-10) is looking to continue its momentum after posting 129-91 victory over Gordon last Saturday. Six different swimmers won multiple events, highlighted by first-year Jordan Mailly's victories in the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM. Sophomore Tirza Rentovich touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 free, while first-year Luna Zhang claimed the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke for the Beavers…the Babson men (7-4) won 13 events and recorded 10 runner-up finishes in their 139-53 win over Gordon. Sophomore Alex Damiecki was first in the 100 breast and 50 butterfly, classmate Jack Lucero claimed the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, and senior Mitchell Posk finished ahead of the field in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle to pace the Green and White.

Posk and fellow seniors Jeff Cui, Alex Grant and Ross Ojerholm led Babson to victories in both the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays in their final collegiate performance at Morse Pool last Saturday. Grant also the 500 free, while Ojerholm (50 free, 100 free) and Cui (100 breast) combined for three second-place finishes.

Participating in just her fourth meet of the season, junior Tessa Amoroso produced her top marks of the season in both diving events last Saturday against Gordon. She posted a six-dive score of 232.80 on the 1-meter board and finished with 225.90 points in the 3-meter event.

Coming off a stretch that included five meets in 14 days, the Beavers will wrap up regular season competition next Saturday at Bridgewater State before turning their attention to the NEWMAC Championships, which begin on February 22.