Clark, Lin Lead Boston College to Win Over Rival Boston University


  • Jan. 25, 2020
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  1. Boston College 192
  2. Boston 107


  1. Boston College 176
  2. Boston 112

Boston College’s men and women came away with a victory last weekend as the took on rival Boston University. Matt Clark played a role in 4 victories for the men. First up was the 200 medley relay, where he posted a 21.97 fly split. He teamed up with Sam Roche (back- 23.00), Sami Fares (breast- 25.46), and Damion Ribiero (20.88) for a 1:31.21 win.

Individually, Clark took wins in the 100 free (45.54) and 200 free (1:39.47). He also led off the winning 400 free relay (3:04.48) in 46.01. Each of his medley relay teammates won an individual race. Ribiero also took a freestyle win with a 21.17 in the 50 free. Roche won the 100 back (49.90), while Fares won the 100 breast (57.64).

Victoria Lin swept the butterflies for the Boston College women. She pulled away from teammate Lindsey Ryalls on the back half of the 200 fly, winning 2:04.21 to 2:05.17. Lin again used her back-half speed to win a close race in the 100 fly, out-touching teammate Mary Kate Gannon 56.11 to 56.42. Ryalls went on to win the 500 free (5:01.27) and 200 IM (2:07.37) for a double of her own.


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College swim and dive team capped its Senior Day with wins over cross-town rival Boston University, Saturday at the Margot Connell Recreation Center. The women’s team earned 192 points to the Terriers’ 107 while the men won with a 176-112 final score.


  • Freshman Dale Nickerson won the 3-meter dive, earning 275.70 points. He also took the top spot in the 1-meter dive with a score of 257.90.
  • Sam RocheSami FaresMatt Clark and Damion Geoghegan Ribeiro placed first in the 200 yard medley relay, finishing in 1:31.21.
  • Zachary Szmania won the 1000 yard freestyle with a 9:30.02 finish.
  • Clark placed first in the 200 yard freestyle, finishing in 1:39.47.
  • Roche took the top spot in the 100 yard backstroke with a 49.90 performance.
  • Fares placed first in the 100 yard breaststroke with a 57.64 finish.
  • Geoghegan Ribeiro (21.17) and Michael Hinton (21.35) placed first and second in the 50 yard freestyle.
  • Clark (45.54), Geoghegan Ribeiro (47.08) and Max Threlkeld (47.11) swept the top three finishes in the 100 yard freestyle.
  • Colin O’Leary placed first in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:51.15.
  • Peter Shepanzyk earned the top spot in the 200 yard breaststroke, finishing in 2:06.50.
  • Matt Szekely won the 200 yard individual medley with a 1:56.30 finish.
  • Clark, Roche, Hinton and Threlkeld combined for a first-place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a 3:04.48 finish.


The Eagles face Boston University again next weekend for the annual Boston Winter Open on Feb. 7 & 8.


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Returning to the pool for the spring semester, the Boston University men’s swimming & diving was outdone by crosstown rival Boston College, 176-112, Saturday afternoon at the Connell Center.

Stuart Vickery recorded a pair of individual wins on the afternoon, taking the top spot in the 200 fly (1:49.81) as well as the 100 fly (50.17). Sarsen Whatmore also accounted for a first-place finish as he won the 500 free (4:33.87).

BU will return to action Saturday, Feb. 1 for a 1 p.m. dual meet at Army West Point.


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Resuming its season for the spring semester, the Boston University women’s swimming & diving team fell to crosstown rival Boston College, 192-107, Saturday afternoon at the Connell Center.

Newcomer Sezin Eligul had a standout day in her Terrier debut, winning both the 100 back (56.79) and the 100 free (51.97). Four other Terriers topped the podium on the day as Joanna McNulty won the 1000 free (10:32.98), Sydney Lee took the 200 free (1:51.68), Carly Soares captured the 100 breast (1:05.17) and Katherine Russack won the 3-meter dive (275.17).

BU will return to action Saturday, Feb. 1 for a 1 p.m. dual meet at Army West Point.

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