Jan. 18, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's swimming team fell just short, losing to visiting Simmons, 124-114 at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening.
The Corsairs trailed by a point going into the final event, the 400 yard freestyle relay, which the Sharks won.
Winners for the Corsairs included junior Kim Moore (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS), who won both the 1000 yard freestyle in 11:44.31 and the 500 freestyle in 5:48.13, sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS), who took the 200 yard freestyle in 2:04.02 and the 100 yard butterfly in 1:04.87, sophomore Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS), who won the 200 yard individual medley in 2:24.86 and the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:17.73, and the 200 medley relay team of Conlon, sophomore Lindsey Days (Mattapoisett, MA/Bishop Stang HS), Cooper and junior Brittany Dupuis (Milford, MA/Milford HS), who won in 2:03.97.
"We had some really strong swims tonight and were down by a point going into the last event, but, unfortunately, we just came up a bit short," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "I am very proud of how the ladies swam this evening, considering that we continue to train double sessions and have not competed since December 13th. We are certainly excited to see what happens when classes begin, and we taper for championships."
UMass Dartmouth's women are now 2-4, while Simmons is now 1-5. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Eastern Connecticut State Saturday. The Sharks will host Saint Joseph's (ME) Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH SWIMMING