Cougars Outpace Corsairs

Cougars Outpace Corsairs

WORCESTER, Mass. – The UMass Dartmouth men's and women's swimming and diving teams dropped a duel meet this afternoon at Clark University. The Cougars won the men's meet 117-106, and the women's session 117-99.

Corsair junior Dodhy Saint-Amand (Brockton, Mass.) placed first in both events in the diving well, winning the 1-meter competition with a score of 184.13 and three-meter board with 231.90 total points. 

Junior Cameron DiBenedetto (East Freetown, Mass.) was the first swimmer to touch the wall in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking a winning time of 59.53.  Classmate Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.) registered a pair of second-place performances in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.91) and 200-yard individual medley (2:12.36).  Freshman Devon Foster (Northbridge, Mass.) finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.76), and junior Noah Yeskewicz (Middleboro, Mass.) also placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.26 seconds.

Freshman Danielle Klash (Gardner, Mass.) recorded a pair of victories in the long-distance freestyle events to pace the Corsairs, winning the 500-yard (5:42.92) and 1,000-yard (11:49.10) races.  Senior Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.) captured the 100-yard breaststroke with a winning time of 1:15.89, while placing second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:06.78).  UMass Dartmouth posted a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard individual medley as sophomore Maddie Kovach (Oxford, Conn.) hit the wall at 2:23.82 and freshman Morgan Beebe (Ellington, Conn.) finished second with a time of 2:28.32.  Beebe turned in a first-place performance in the 100-yard butterfly when she stopped the clock at 1:04.65.  

UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 1pm on Saturday, Dec. 7, when the Corsairs travel to Westfield State.  The women's team will participate in a tri-meet with the host Owls and Colby Sawyer, while the men will compete in a dual meet against the Chargers.