UConn Men & Men Sweep Duals With Boston, Bryant

by SwimSwam 1

November 11th, 2019 College, News

Connecticut v. Boston v. Bryant

Courtesy: UConn Athletics

BOSTON – The UConn women’s swimming and diving team captured a pair of dual meet victories on Saturday afternoon at Boston University.

The Huskies defeated the Terriers, 185-108, and Bryant University by a score of 170-127.

“After a challenging night of racing it was good to see the guys back racing with a short turnaround,” said head coach Chris Maiello. “In preparation for mid-season and ultimately our conference championships this back to back competition weekend was really vital to our preparation. Overall we were a bit sharper today than yesterday, which is a positive sign that our training is in the right place. Our staff and athletes feel good about where we are at this point in the season. With a idle week next weekend, we can spend this week training hard and making a big push towards our mid-season invite.”

Lena Redisch opened the meet with a strong performance in the 1000 Free with a first place time of 10:25.28. Along with Redisch, the women’s relays team secured a pair of wins with a mark of 3:30.71 in the 400 Free and 1:45.56 in the 200 Medley Relay

On the women’s side we had contributions up and down the line-up”, said Maiello. “Again our team depth played a factor as six different women had individual wins for us. Our medley realy’s led off with a real strong effort tonight, I think that set a certain tone with our team that we were going to be formidable today.”

The UConn women posted 20 season-best times and six dives qualified for season-bests. UConn dominated the podium on the boards with Erin Clifford winning both the 1M and 3M events. Kamrin Dawkins and Alyssa Annenberg finished second and third in the 3M while Elizabeth Drab and Dawkins earned the final two podium spots in the 1M.

“On Friday, we had some great competition with Duke, Dartmouth, and BC,” said head diving coach Josh Arndt, “The diving was at a high level and our divers stepped up to the plate and got the job done. We had a couple struggled dives, but the divers used the experience to come out and have a fantastic meet on Saturday. We had a 1-3 sweep on Men’s and Women’s 3 meter that resulted in Justin and Erin getting their zone cuts. The 1 meter events were great for us as well with Elizabeth getting her zone cut. We’re in great shape moving forward and I’m excited about our progress so far.”

Other notable winners for the Huskies came from Caitlin Spencer with her UConn career-best time in the 100 Back of 57.45, Jennie Novak in 100 Breast, Linnea Anderson in the 200 Fly and Ryan Dulaney in the 500 Free

UConn returns to the water against Brown on Saturday, November 23 in Providence.

BOSTON – The UConn men’s swimming and diving team captured a pair of dual meet victories on Saturday afternoon at Boston University.

The Huskies defeated the Terriers, 179-112, and Bryant University by a score of 178-119.

“After a challenging night of racing it was good to see the guys back racing with a short turnaround,” said head coach Chris Maiello. “In preparation for mid-season and ultimately our conference championships this back to back competition weekend was really vital to our preparation. Overall we were a bit sharper today than yesterday, which is a positive sign that our training is in the right place. Our staff and athletes feel good about where we are at this point in the season. With a idle week next weekend, we can spend this week training hard and making a big push towards our mid-season invite.”

Josh Wroblewski put together a solid day for the Huskies with a pair of wins in the 200 and 500 Freestyle.

“Josh is steadily having his best season this year and he is progressing nicely,” said Maiello. “He works hard every day and it good to see Josh swim so well this weekend.  He is such a character on our team and it’s fun to see him swim fast, he energizes our team in that aspect.”

The men’s relay teams had a solid day with the 200 Medley and 400 Free both capturing top spot finishes.

The UConn men collected 11 top times and all three male divers posted season-bests. Josh Bryant earned a pair of season-best times in the 50 Free (21.48) and 200 Breast (2:10.46)

On the boards, Justin Corres scored a 336.80 to win the 3M dive and earn a spot in the NCAA Zone Meet in March. Corres delivered a runner-up finish in the 1M.

Kyle Kennedy and Torrington Wagner placed second and third in the 3M with season-best scores of 274.70 and 264.30, respectively.

“On Friday, we had some great competition with Duke, Dartmouth, and BC,” said head diving coach Josh Arndt, “The diving was at a high level and our divers stepped up to the plate and got the job done. We had a couple struggled dives, but the divers used the experience to come out and have a fantastic meet on Saturday. We had a 1-3 sweep on Men’s and Women’s 3 meter that resulted in Justin and Erin getting their zone cuts. The 1 meter events were great for us as well with Elizabeth getting her zone cut. We’re in great shape moving forward and I’m excited about our progress so far.”

Other notable winners for the Huskies came from Kyle Dunlap (100 Free) and Will Kearsey (50 Free) .

UConn returns to the water against Brown on Saturday, November 23 in Providence.

Courtesy: Boston Athletics

BOSTON – Welcoming Bryant and UConn to Competition Pool on Saturday, the Boston University women’s swimming & diving team powered past the Bulldogs, 152-145, but fell to the Huskies, 185-108.

Carly Soares led the Terriers with a pair of individual first-place finishes, taking the top spot in the 200 breast (2:20.28) and the 200 IM (2:06.44). Lee also recorded an individual victory as she won the 200 free (1:52.10) and took second in both the 500 free (5:04.46) and the 100 breast (1:05.62).

Joanna McNulty and Francesca Leung went two-three in the 1000 free, with McNulty (10:36.00) coming in just over two seconds before Leung (10:38.13). Grace Lange took second in the 200 fly (2:09.59) while Leung reached the podium once again as she placed third in the 50 free (24.39).

The 400 free relay team of Leung, Lee, Meghan Egan and Isabella Garbacz (3:32.05) secured the victory over Bryant with a first-place finish to close out the meet.

BU will close out the fall semester with the three-day Terrier Invitational, starting Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.

BOSTON – Hosting UConn and Bryant for a double-dual on Saturday, the upperclassmen of the Boston University men’s swimming & diving team highlighted the day as the Terriers dropped both decisions. Bryant just barely edged BU, 148-146, while the Huskies came away with a 179-112 result.

Stuart Vickery led the Terriers with a pair of victories, winning both the 200 fly (1:51.99) and the 100 fly (50.73). Tommy Hagerty picked up the lone other individual victory as he captured the 1000 free (9:32.07). Darren Ty put forth a strong effort, placing second in the 100 breast (57.85) and third in both the 200 breast (2:07.83) and 200 IM (1:56.24).

BU will close out the fall semester with the three-day Terrier Invitational, starting Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.

Courtesy: Bryant Athletics

BOSTON, Mass. –  The Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team won four events against the University of Connecticut and Boston University.

Bryant lost to the University of Connecticut with a score of 170- 127 and Boston University with a score of 152- 145.

Coach Cameron’s Comments

“We are swimming so well. Great performances by so many.  Came up a little short just didn’t have enough left in the end.  The women fought hard.”

Notes and Notables

  • Bryant placed second in the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay. Reetta Kanervo (Oulu, Finland)Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.)Elin Svärd (Falun, Sweden), and Erin Doruska (Ankeny, Iowa) finished with a time of 1:45.79.
  • Kanervo was the star of the day with two first-place finishes in both the 50 freestyle (23.65) and 100 butterfly (56.15).  She finished second in the 100 freestyle (52.29).
  • Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.) placed twice at today’s meet.  She finished second in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.74) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.51).
  • Alexa Rivera (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Kanervo placed first and second in the 100 freestyle, with times of 51.93 and 52.29 respectively.
  • Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) won the 200 backstroke, with a time of 2:05.42.
  • Bryant finished the event with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. Doruska, Canavan, Scifo, and Rivera completed the event with a time of 3:32.78.

Up Next

Bryant will head to Burlington, VT to face off against the University of Vermont next Saturday the 16th.

BOSTON, MA – The Bryant University men’s swimming and diving team faced off against Boston University and the University of Connecticut on Saturday afternoon.

Bryant defeated Boston University with a score of 148- 146 and fell short to the University of Connecticut 178-119. The victory is Bryant’s first-ever over the Terriers.

Coach Cameron’s Comments

“So proud of our men. They deserve a huge win like that.  They train hard and race even harder.  Great group of men that deserve great things.”

Notes and Notables

  • Bryant started the meet with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay.  Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands)FuKang Wong (Johor. Malaysia)Zach Digiaro (Middletown, N.J.), and Andrew Allen (Bedford, N.H.) finished with a time of 1:32.81.
  • Mays placed first in three events- the 100 backstroke (50.76), the 200 backstroke (1:50.57), and the 200 individual medley (1:55.09).
  • Wong, NEC conference player of the week, similarly had a good meet.  He captured victories in the 100 breaststroke (54.360) and the 200 breaststroke (2:01.92)
  • Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) brought home a first-place finish in the 1-meter dive with a final score of 280.
  • Bryant completed the event with a first place triumph in the 400 freestyle relay. Wong, Dom Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain)Matthew Mastroianni (Glastonbury, Conn.), and Allen finished with a time of 3:07.80.

Up Next

The Bulldogs will travel to Burlington, Vt. to face the University of Vermont next Saturday the 16th.

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dj albertson

Go UConn Men’s and Women’s Swimming!

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