Minutemen Outmatched, Fall To Yale, 213-87
Dec. 1, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The men's swimming and diving team falls to Yale in the final dual-meet of 2012, 213-87, from Joseph Rogers Pool. The Minutemen managed only two-first place finishes on the day, both from senior diver Alexander Merkulov. The men wrap up the first half of the season with a 1-4 record in dual-meets, and a first-place finish at the Terrier Invitational.
Merkulov was able to sweep both the one- and three-meter diving events for the Minutemen. In the one-meter he finished with a score of 297.08 and a score of 329.70 in the three-meter dive. Freshman Josh Koppel took third in both one- and three-meter dives with scores of 287.10 and 266.03, respectively.
The Minutemen had three individual second-place finishes in the pool, two of which from senior Peter Sacco. The native of Rochester, Mass. took second in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, with times of 21.52 and 46.80. Gabe Davis took the other second-place finish for the Minutemen in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing with a time of 52.20.
The men closed out the meet with second and third-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Tim O'Neill, Erik Pfohl, Brian Stiles and Colin Mulcahy led the way touching the wall with a time of 1:26.44.
The Minutemen now have a month of training leading up the annual training trip in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 5. They return to action on the main land on January 11 when they head to Kingston, R.I. for the Rhode Island Invitational.