Swimming and Diving Defeats Boston University
Nov. 16, 2004
BOSTON - The Massachusetts women's swimming and diving team won 13-of-16 events, including four event sweeps, en route to a 196-99 win over Boston University on Saturday afternoon. In men's action, UMass defeated the Terriers 190-108 led by sophomore Greg Chartier (Amherst, Mass.) and senior Justin Zeimetz (Rochester, N.H.). With the wins, both UMass squads improve to 3-0 on the season.
The start marks the first time the women have gone 3-0 to start the season since 2000-01 when the Minutewomen won the Atlantic 10 Championship title.
Freshman Samantha Demty (Seekonk, Mass.) won three individual events on the day and teamed up with freshman Susan Allen (Pittsford, N.Y.), sophomore Nicole LeBarge (Lee, N.H.), senior Colleen Wasson (Harleysville, Pa.) to win the 200-yard medley relay. LeBarge and Wasson, along with sophomore Laura Whelton (Wrentham, Mass.), rounded out the UMass top performers as each captured two event wins.
Demty posted wins in the 200-yard IM, the 100-yard fly, and the 200-yard fly, while Whelton won the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.
LeBarge remains undefeated on the season in the 50-yard freestyle after Saturday and recorded her second-fastest time of the season in the 100-yard freestyle. Wasson picked up wins in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes as well as a second-place finish in the 200-yard IM to lead UMass in two of its four event sweeps.
Of the 13 events UMass won, the Minutewomen swept the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard backstroke, and the 200-yard IM.
In men's action, Chartier and Zeimetz both recorded a pair over wins in leading UMass to a 190-108 win. Zeimetz won both the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard freestyle, while Chartier won the 200-yard fly and the 200-yard breaststroke. The duo also teamed up with sophomore Jake Hogue (Grand Junction, Colo.) and sophomore Evan Swisher (North Bennington, Vt.) to win the 200-yard medley relay.
Sophomore Derek Castellana (Bedford, Mass.), senior Ryan Matthews (Rumson, N.J.), senior Owen Scollan (Lowell, Mass.), and senior Dylan Smith (Timonium, Mass.) each posted individual wins as UMass won 11-of-16 events overall.
Chartier, Castellana, sophomore Gordon Leonard (Cinnaminson, N.J.), and freshman A.J. Vozella (Weymouth, Mass.) teamed up in the 400-yard freestyle relay who posted the top-time of the season in their win.
Both Massachusetts swimming and diving teams return to action next Saturday (Nov. 20) when UMass hosts New Hampshire at the Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. Pool in Boyden Gymnasium. The meet is slated to start at 1:00 p.m.