Dec. 12, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team swept visiting Elms at the Tripp Athletic Center Pool Saturday. UMD's men won, 155-107, and the women also won, 160-122.
For the women, freshman Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) won three events, taking the 100 butterfly in 1:03.98, the 500 freestyle in 5:38.52 and the 50 butterfly in 28.29. Freshman Cecelia Rius (Rockville, MD/Richard Montgomery HS) swept the diving events, winning the one-meter competition with 171.50 points, and taking the three-meter diving with 168.15 points. Senior Kathleen Foley (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill HS) won the 200yard individual medley in 2:29.30, freshman Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:09.94, and freshman Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) won the 100 yard backstroke in 1:09.36.
For the men, junior Steve Szarek (Middletown, CT/Middletown HS) won the 50 yard breaststroke in 28.83 seconds and the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:04.65, freshman Chris Dodge (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) took the 50 yard backstroke in 28.50 seconds and the 100 yard backstroke in 1:02.32, and junior Matt Fahey (New Bedford, MA/Middleboro HS) won the one-meter diving with 227.30 points and the three-meter diving with 236.70 points. Freshman Jake Pesante (Wakefield, RI/South Kingston HS) won the 200 yard freestyle in 1:55.95, while junior David Adams (Tyngsboro, MA/ Tyngsboro HS) won the 100 yard butterfly in 59.66 seconds. The 200 yard medley relay team of Dodge, Szarek, junior Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) and Pesante finished first in 1:46.87.
"After coming off championship meets last weekend, I was concerned that we might swim a little flat," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "The team remained really focused this week through final papers and fatigue and the times, many seasonal best again, reflected that. We are certainly ready for a brief break before departing for semester break training."
UMass Dartmouth's men are now 2-1, while the women are 2-4. The Elms men are 3-1 and the women are 2-3.
The Corsairs will take time off for the holidays, and return to action when they visit Simmons January 20th. The Blazers will return to action when they host Mount St. Mary January 9th.
UMASS DARTMOUTH SWIMMING