UConn Bests Boston College in Friday Dual

by SwimSwam 1

December 01st, 2018 AAC, ACC, College

Boston College at Connecticut

  • Nov. 30
  • Men: UConn def. Boston College 160.5-114.5
  • Women: UConn def. Boston College 170-119
  • Results

Courtesy: UConn Athletics

STORRS, Conn. – The UConn swimming and diving team dominated the Boston College Eagles with a 160.5-114.5 victory on Friday night at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.

Many Huskies posted impressive nights with Markus Hunter (100 & 200 Breast), Will Kearsey (100 Back & 50 Free) and Karl Bishop (500 and 1000 Free) all posting multiple first place finishes.

“Tonight was a great team win,” said head coach Chris Maiello. “Our coaching staff continue to be encouraged by our racing.” Tonight was lot of hard work and our team had to fight through some discomfort but our team cam through in the end.

” Right from the start I could tell it would a good night, our women’s really was strong and with the win and then the men’s really broke the pool record right after- that record is from the early 90’s – so it’s been up there for a while. Will lead off the relay with a pool record of his own in the 100 back, that swim jump-started our relay and our night for the men’s program.”

“As much fun as tonight was, we have another challenge tomorrow. We need to quickly refocus as BU come tomorrow and they will challenge us.”

The UConn 400 Medley Relay team posted a pool record with a time of 3:20.40. The combination of Kearsey, Hunter, David May and Kyle Dunlap captured the record and first place finish.

May and Dunlop both grabbed individual wins in the 100 Fly and Free, respectively. Dunlap posted a personal-best time of 46.11 en route to the victory.

Joey Homan earned a win in the 200 Back with a time of 1:52.09 while Emils Jurcik placed first in the 200 Free (1:41.62).

On the boards, the Huskies swept both the 1M and 3M events. Kyle Kennedy took first place in both events while Torrington Wagner grabbed a runner-up finish in the 3M and freshman Justin Corres took second in the 1M.

“Given the fact that the week following Thanksgiving is historically a challenging hill, we had some favorable finishes,” said head diving coach John Bransfield. “Between hitting studies, and getting on the saddle of vigorous training, it’s hard to feel good and with any rhythm. I was pleased in general that we had more hits than misses and I’m confident that this week’s gains speaks volumes for what can be once in full stride. In particular, Libby Drab, Monica Marcello, and Kyle Kennedy had solid performances.”

The UConn swimming and diving team dominated the Boston College Eagles with a 170-119 victory on Friday night at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.

Many Huskies posted impressive nights with Katelyn Walsh (100 & 200 Breast), Ryan Dulaney (500 & 1000 Free), Georgia Apostolu (100 & 200 Back) and Jackie Van Lew (100 & 200 Free) all posting multiple first place finishes.

Linnea Anderson (100 Fly), Ali Grace (200 Fly) and Brazil Rule (50 Free) also nabbed top spot finishes on Friday.

UConn put together a great performance on the boards with the Huskies taking the top four places in both the 1M and 3M. Senior captain Monica Marcello won the 3M while Elizabeth Drab took the 1M.

Erin Clifford and Kamrin Dawkins notched third and fourth place finishes in both events.

“Given the fact that the week following Thanksgiving is historically a challenging hill, we had some favorable finishes,” said head diving coach John Bransfield. “Between hitting studies, and getting on the saddle of vigorous training, it’s hard to feel good and with any rhythm. I was pleased in general that we had more hits than misses and I’m confident that this week’s gains speaks volumes for what can be once in full stride. In particular, Libby Drab, Monica Marcello, and Kyle Kennedy had solid performances.”

Finally, the UConn relay team won both the 200 Free and 400 Medley relays. Apostolu, Walsh, Katie Breault and Van Lew led the way in the 400 while Rule, Anderson, Maddy Blair and Van Lew took home the 200.

Courtesy: Boston College Athletics

STORRS, Conn. – The Boston College swim and dive team fell to UConn over the weekend in their final meet of 2018. The men’s team earned a total of 114.5 points while the women raked in 119.

Highlighting the meet for the Eagles was a first-place finish from Colin O’Leary in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:52.26. Alexa Lantin found second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:06.50 finish, while Peter Shepanzyk earned second in the same event for the men with a time of 58.11. In the 100-yard backstroke, Maura Grimes (58.76) and Taylor Cortens (51.38) found second-place finishes in their respective races. Haley Dolan (24.11) and Ali Kea (24.50) earned second and third, respectively, in the women’s 50-yard freestyle. Damion Ribeiro (21.30) and Colin Derdeyn (21.43) found the same placement for the men’s race. Victoria Lin finished in second for the women’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.63.

The relay team of Taylor Cortens, Charles Kleinsmith, Colin O’Leary and Max Threlkeld earned second place in the 400-yard medley with a time of 3:25.46. On the women’s side in the same event, Maura Grimes, Taylor Covington, Victoria Lin and Ali Kea earned second with a 3:52.69 finish.

The Eagles return to action as they host Dartmouth on January 11 at 5 p.m. in the Flynn Recreation Complex pool.

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Interesting no mention of Matthew Denave’s 200 butterfly in this post. Incredibly executed race as he demonstrated some “Big Dog Mentality” off each and every turn. Also to note this wasn’t even his focus meet.

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