Swimmers Down Bridgewater State

Swimmers Down Bridgewater State

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team swept visiting Bridgewater State at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening.


The women won, 124-110, while the men won, 118-108.


For the women, senior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) won three events: the 200 yard freestyle in 2:04.08, the 500 yard freestyle in 5:33.38, and the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:13.92. Freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, MA/ West Boylston) won the 200 yard individual medley in 2:22.39, and the 100 yard butterfly in 1:03.62.  Junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA / Lynn Classical) took the 100 yard backstroke in 1:06.42, senior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) won the 100 yard freestyle and sophomore Brooke Garvey (North Billerica, MA/Billerica HS) took the one meter diving with 160.72 points. The 200 medley relay team of freshman Caissie Niles (Raynham, MA/Bridgewater-Raynham HS), senior Lindsay Days (Mattapoisett, MA/Bishop Stang HS), Corcoran and Conlon was victorious in 2:02.78.


Winners for the men included freshman Bryan Baranick (Assonet, MA/Apponequet HS) in the 100 yard backstroke (59.63 seconds) and the 1000 yard freestyle (10:56.89), freshman Justin Floeck (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro HS) in the 50 yard freestyle in 23.54 seconds and the 100 yard freestyle in 52.35 seconds, senior Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) in the 200 yard freestyle in 1:58.62, sophomore Michael Gryss (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) in the 100 yard butterfly in 1:00.02, junior Conor Szarek (Leominster, MA/Leominster HS) in both the one meter diving (169.35 points) and the three meter diving (184.20 points), and freshman Robert Braza (Attleboro, MA/Attleboro HS) in the 200 yard individual medley in  2:19.97 and the 500 yard freestyle in 5:41.18.


 "It was a great win for the women's team, who really stepped it up and swam events that they don't normally swim due to an injury," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "This is the first time they have started the season 3-0, and I am so proud of them. The leadership, hard work and dedication of this team is a reflection of the leadership of our captains, and is paying off in their performances.

UMass Dartmouth's women are now 3-0, while the UMD men are 2-0. BSU's women are now 1-2, while their men are now 1-2.


Both teams will return to action Saturday when the Corsairs host the Louise Goodrum Invitational.