October 27, 2012

Women's Swimming Defeats Babson

BABSON PARK, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team competed against Babson in a dual meet at the Morse Swimming Center Saturday.

The women won their meet 129-105, while the men dropped their meet 122-72.

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 2:05, the 500 yard freestyle in 5:37.08 and the 100 yard breaststroke 1:13.93. Senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA / Wachusett Regional) won in the 1,000 yard free in 11:51.90 and the 100 yard back in 1:06.29. Freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, MA/ West Boylston) won the 200 yard individual medley in 2:20.10 and the 100 yard butterfly in 1:03.63. Junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA / Lynn Classical) won the 100 yard free in 58.76 and the 400 yard freestyle relay as Corcoran, junior Abbey Prives (Wellesley, MA / Wellesley) and Maki finished it off in a time of 3:57.58.

The lone winner for the men was freshman Angelo Sideris (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) in the one meter diving.

"It was a great meet for the women, especially for the seniors who had not beaten Babson in their previous three years," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "The effort as a team was phenomenal with great swimming throughout the meet. The men's meet was much more difficult against Babson, who has one of the stronger division III programs in New England."

UMass Dartmouth's women are now 1-0, while the UMD men are 0-1. Babson's women are now 0-2, while the men are 2-0.

The Corsairs will return to action when they host the University of New England next Saturday.

UMASS DARTMOUTH SWIMMING