Women's Swimming & Diving

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Swimming & Diving Sweeps Norwich, Regis

Swimming & Diving Sweeps Norwich, Regis

BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined to win 18 of 26 events on the way to sweeping a double-dual meet against Norwich University and Regis College on Saturday afternoon inside Morse Pool. The Beavers defeated the Cadets 146-66 and edged the Pride 123-108 in the women's half of the meet, while the men recorded lopsided victories over both Norwich (151-77) and Regis (153-38).

The Babson women (4-4), who have defeated three straight opponents, got multiple individual event wins from senior Tessa Amoroso (Rowley, Mass.) and first-years Stella Hu (Wellesley, Mass.) and Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.). Amoroso was first in the 1- and 3-meter diving events, Hu touched the wall first in the 200 free and 500 free, and Voce was victorious in both the 50 free and 100 free.

First-year Elizabeth Demoine (Avon by the Sea, N.J.) took first place in the 100 breaststroke and added a third-place showing in the 200 individual medley. She also teamed with Hu, Voce and sophomore Celine Nie (Irvine, Calif.) to come in first in the 400 medley relay. Sophomore Julia Ferrara (Coto de Caza, Calif.) was the runner-up in the 1000 free, while six other swimmers contributed a third-place result for the Green and White.

Nie was third in the 50 back, senior Maria Orive (Guatemala City, Guatemala) took bronze in the 1000 free, and sophomore Nataliya Gowan (San Antonio, Texas) placed third in the 200 free. First-years Beatriz Regis (Dorado, Puerto Rico) in the 100 free, Caroline Daskalakis (Belmont, Mass.) and Andrea Hamel (Gloucester, Mass.) in the 100 butterfly were Babson's other third-place finishers.

On the men's side, the Beavers (4-1) put together a dominant performance that included individual victories from five different swimmers. First-year Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) touched the wall first in both the 1000 free and 100 butterfly, while classmate Ethan Yoo (Redondo Beach, Calif.) finished ahead of the field in the 50 free and 100 free. Huynh and Yoo also helped the Green and White close the meet with a first-place showing in the 200 free relay along with sophomore Taras Polakoff (Orange County, Calif.) and first-year Joseph Wellman (Cohasset, Mass.).

Junior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.) won the 200 IM and came in second in the 100 free, sophomore Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) was victorious in the 200 free, and classmate Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) outpaced the field in the 50 backstroke. Damiecki, Dibbayawan and Luu also won the 400 medley relay along with senior Kenneth Mun (Hacienda Heights, Calif.), who was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and 200 free.

First-year Walter Lehneis (Hackettstown, N.J.) recorded the top time of the day in the 100 breaststroke, Polakoff came in second in a pair of events (200 IM, 50 backstroke), and junior Jack Lucero (Huntington Beach, Calif.) was the runner-up in the 1000 free. First-year Jack Argiro (Wallingford, Conn.) also added a third-place result in the 500 free.

The Babson men return to action on Sunday when they travel to Springfield for a 1 p.m. meet, while the women return to action at Clark next Saturday at 10 a.m.

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