BABSON PARK, Mass. – The Corsairs collected nine first place finishes as the UMass Dartmouth women's swimming and diving squad defeated Babson on Saturday, but the Corsair men fell to the Beavers in the first dual meet of the year.
Men: Babson 126, UMass Dartmouth 59
Women: UMass Dartmouth 125, Babson 84
How it Happened
The Corsairs got the quick start off the blocks as the women's team took the 200 yard medley in the first event of the day. The grouping of Brienna Harrison (Lakeville, Mass.), Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.), and Abigail Wilson (Newburyport, Mass.) won the event by over 14 seconds. After a second place by the men in the 200 yard medley, Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) claimed first in the 1,000 yard freestyle in 11:42, winning the event by over a minute.
The next first place finish came in the third women's event of the day. In the 200 yard freestyle, Flanagan took first in 2:08.79, while Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.) finished just behind in 2:11.61.
In the women's 100 yard backstroke, Harrison took the top finish with a time of 1:07.89, besting the rest of the competition by eight seconds.
On the men's side, the Corsairs posted several extremely close finishes. In the 200 yard freestyle, Steven Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass.) wrapped up a second-place finish with his time of 1:55.37. Senior Kevin Curley (Raynham, Mass.) fell by just 0.53 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle and claimed another close finish in the 100 yard freestyle, taking second in 52.91.
Freshman David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) continued his strong start to the season in the distance swims, gathering a pair of second-place finishes on the day. In the 1,000 yard free, Adamski turned in a time of 10:53.60 before tripping the timer at 5:09.31 in the 500 yard free.
In the diving portion of the meet, the reigning Little East Conference Diver of the Year Kendra Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) took second place in the one meter dive with a score of216.05. Abigail Roberts (Danielson, Conn.) competed in her first collegiate event, as the freshman took home fourth place at 142.45. In the three meter event, Hebert scored 187.95 and took home a third-place finish.
The UMass Dartmouth Swimming & Diving squads will open their home schedule as the Corsairs host Bridgewater State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.