Swimmers Split With University of New England

Nov. 6, 2010

Final Stats

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team split their meet against the visiting University of New England in a dual meet at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday. The women fell, 177-116, while the men won, 147-94, in a meet that was classified as an exhibition, since UNE's men are a club team.

Women's winners sophomore Cecilia Rius (Rockville, MD/Richard Montgomery HS), who won the both one meter diving with a score of 190.90 points and the three meter diving, with 173.50 points, sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) who won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:03.73, and junior Brittany Dupuis (Milford, MA/Milford HS), who won the 50 yard freestyle in 28.31 seconds.

For the men, winners included freshman Christian Francia (Hampton, NH/Winnacunnet HS), who won the one meter diving with 206.70 points, freshman Eric Frohman (Woodbridge, CT/Amity HS), who won both the 100 yard backstroke (1:00.08) and the 200 yard backstroke (2:13.77), senior Andrew Haughey (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield HS), who took both the 500 yard freestyle (5:47.08) and the 1000 yard freestyle (12:12.91), senior David Adams (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS), who won the 50 yard freestyle in 23.99 seconds, and sophomore Matt Dean (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry HS), who took the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:36.48. The 200 yard medley relay team of Frohman, Adams, Dean and senior Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) finished first in 1:47.61.

"We swam a little flat today," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "We had some strong efforts today, and had some people swim seasonal bests. We are looking to rebound for the upcoming meet against Bridgewater this Tuesday."

UMass Dartmouth's women dropped to 1-2 with the defeat, while the men's match does not count in UMass Dartmouth's record because the UNE men are a club team. The Nor'Easter women improved to 2-1 with the victory.

The Corsairs will return to action when they host the UMass Dartmouth Invitational next Saturday. The Nor'Easters will visit the Regis Invitational next Saturday.