Men Post 10th Straight Win Over Clark, Women Defeat Cougars for First Time Since 2004
WORCESTER, Mass.—The Babson College men won eight of 11 swimming events and the women got multiple victories from a pair of athletes on its way to sweeping a dual meet at Clark University on Saturday. The Beavers eased to a 150-71 win in the men's half of meet, while their women defeated the Cougars, 114-108, inside the Kneller Center Pool.
With the win, the Babson men improve to 6-1 on the season, while the women, who topped Clark for the first time since 2004, improve to 5-4 on the year.
Senior Tessa Amoroso (Rowley, Mass.) and first-year Elizabeth Demoine (Avon by the Sea, N.J.) both won two individual events apiece for the Green and White. Amoroso was first in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events, while Demoine won the 200 IM by nearly 10 seconds with a time of 2:23.84, and later added a victory in the 100 breaststroke.
Sophomore Celine Nie (Irvine, Calif.) touched the wall first with a time of 1:04.50 in the 100 backstroke and first-year Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) won the 100 free and was the runner-up in the 50 free. Classmate Stella Hu (Wellesley, Mass.) came in second with a season-best time of 2:05.64 in the 200 free, while sophomore Julia Ferrara (Coto de Caza, Calif.) was second in both the 500 free and 100 free.
First-year Andrea Hamel (Gloucester, Mass.) was the runner-up in the 100 butterfly and finished third in the 50 free, while senior Maria Orive (Guatemala City, Guatemala) contributed third-place points in both the 200 free and 500 free. First-year Caroline Daskalakis (Belmont, Mass.) also contributed a third-place showing in the 100 breast for the Beavers, who got a first-place finish from the quartet of Hu, Hamel, Nie and first-year Beatriz Regis (Dorado, Puerto Rico) in the 200 free relay to clinch their victory.
The Babson men put together a dominant performance that included wins from seven different competitors. First-year Walter Lehneis (Hackettstown, N.J.) was the lone swimmer to touch the wall first in multiple individual events as he posted wins in both the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke to go along with a runner-up finish in the 100 free.
Junior Michael Cerny (Windsor, Conn.) won the 50 free with a time of 23.23, sophomore Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) was victorious in the 100 free, and first-year Ethan Yoo (Redondo Beach, Calif.) outpaced the field in the 200 free. Junior Jack Lucero (Huntington Beach, Calif.) was first in the 500 free and second in the 200 free, while sophomore Connor O'Brien (Tempe, Ariz.) finished second in the 1000 free in his first meet of the year.
Junior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.) won the 100 butterfly and first-year Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) took first in the 100 back for the Beavers' final two individual victories. First-year Reid Chavez (Shelton, Conn.) was the runner-up in both the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, while Dibbayawan and sophomore Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) finished second in the 100 breaststroke and 50 free, respectively.
Senior Kenneth Mun (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) was part of Babson's wins in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay, while first-year Jack Argiro (Wallingford, Conn.) came in third in a pair of distance freestyle events.
The Beavers will wrap up their fall semester schedule when they travel to WPI's three-day Gompei Invitational beginning on November 30.