Sophomore Christian Francia
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Bentley defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team in a dual meet at the Tripp Athletic Center Wednesday evening. The Corsair women lost to the Falcons, 163-67, and the Corsair men lost, 153-78.
Individually, the Corsairs turned in some strong performances. For the women, junior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:03.73. Men's winners included freshman Eddie Olean (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS), who won both the 1000 yard freestyle in 10:31.67 and the 500 yard freestyle in 5:01.43, and sophomore Christian Francia(Hampton, NH/Winnacunnet HS), who took both the one meter diving with 264.81 points, and the three-meter diving with 276.45 points.
"Both the men's and women's teams had some seasonal best swims tonight," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "We had some great swims heading into the Thanksgiving break. With several more days to train without any meets until the championships beginning December 2nd, we are on track to swim as fast as we did at the end of last season."
UMass Dartmouth's women are now 1-3, while the UMD men are 1-2. Bentley's women are now 3-0, while the men are also 3-0.
The Corsairs will return to action when the women host the Little East Championships December 3rd and the men visit the ECAC Championships the same weekend. The Falcons will host St. Michael's Saturday.