UMass Heads To Army For Second Meet Of The Season
Oct. 18, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. -- Following a solid start to the fall portion of the 2013-14 season, the Massachusetts swimming & diving teams will travel to Army for a dual meet on Saturday. The diving portion of the contest will precede the racing, which is set for a 2 p.m. start at Crandall Pool.
The Minutemen will bring 20 swimmers and a diver as they continue with the process of building a championship-caliber team, something they have done for the better part of the past three decades. UMass fell to Boston University in the season-opener last Saturday in Amherst.
The Army men were last in the pool two weeks ago when they collected a 157-139 win over BU - a first-year member of the Patriot League.
Army has won six of the last eight meets, all of which have come in the opening month of the season.
On the women's side, UMass is coming off a solid win over BU, in which more than a dozen athletes across all four classes contributed to the victory. Most notably were senior Michaela Butler who won both diving events, and freshman Meriza Werenski who turned in a pool record in winning the 200 individual medley and added gold in the 1,000 freestyle.
The Black Knight women defeated Vermont 197-103 but fell narrowly to BU 154-146 in a triangular meet back on Oct. 4.
The Minutewomen have won the last seven head-to-head meetings with Army after the Black Knights claimed the first-ever race in 2005-06. The last matchup in West Point saw UMass win by two points with a gold in the 400 free relay - the final race of the day.
Periodic updates will be available on twitter at twitter.com/umassathletics.
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