Jan. 27, 2011
WORCESTER, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team fell to host Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a dual meet at Clark University's Kneller Center Pool Thursday evening.
WPI won the men's meet, 150-130, and also took the women's meet, 161-132.
For the women, winners included sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS), who won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:04.08, sophomore Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS), who won the 550 yard freestyle in 5:43.37, sophomore Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS), who won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:18.25 and the 200 yard individual medley in 2:25.43, and sophomore Cecilia Rius (Rockville, MD/Richard Montgomery HS), who took both one meter diving with 206.35 points. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Maki, junior Kim Moore (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS), sophomore Lindsay Days (Mattapoisett, MA/Bishop Stang HS) and junior Brittany Dupuis (Milford, MA/Milford HS) finished first in 1:54.46.
Men's first place finishers included sophomore Matt Dean (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry HS), who took the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:06.92, the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:29.84 and the 200 yard individual medley in 2:14.73, senior Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS), who took the 200 yard butterfly in 2:13.79 and the 100 yard butterfly in 55:23 seconds, freshman Christian Francia (Hampton, NH/Winnacunnet HS), who won the one meter diving with 224.70 points and the three meter diving with 204.80 points, and the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Johnson, junior Tom Silva (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS), junior Nick Poliseno (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) and sophomore Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS), who finished first in 1:39.73.
"We're continuing to swim pretty well and improve our times, even though we're tired," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "We qualified a couple more people for New Englands, and we faced good competition. Hopefully, we will continue to improve in our last two meets."
UMass Dartmouth's men are now 3-3, while the women are now 2-7. WPI's men are now 4-2 and their women are 4-3.
The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Plymouth State Saturday. The Engineers will meet Clark next Wednesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH SWIMMING