Men's Swim To Host Yale, Women Travel To Northeastern, Saturday
Nov. 30, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be back in action this weekend following their week off. The men are set to host Yale at 1 p.m., while the women will travel to Boston to take on the Northeastern Huskies at noon, on Saturday December 1. The men's meet will be streaming live via UMass All-Access.
The Minutemen are coming off their first first-place finish at the Terrier Invitational since 2008. They finished ahead of Boston University, Boston College, Holy Cross and Bryant.
The men hold a 1-2 head-to-head record with Yale, losing to the Bulldogs 176-112 last year.
Colin Mulcahy and Troy Nichols both had solid performances for the Minutemen. Mulcahy was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay team who finished with a time of 1:35.28. He also took second-place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.37. Nichols also picked up a second-place finish for the men in the 100-yard freestyle finishing with a time of 47.92.
On the boards Alexander Merkulov took third in both the one- and three-meter diving events with scores of 271.05 and 284.55, respectively.
The Minutewomen are coming off a remarkable Terrier Invitational in which they set 10 school records en route to a second-place finish. Zoe Judd, Molly Smyth, Rebecca Quirie, Jocelyn Yuen and Katie Arnott each played a part in the record setting, and were then recognized at co-UMass Athletes of the Week.
The women are 0-9 in head-to-head matchups with the Huskies following their 166-134 loss last season.
Judd had an outstanding performance in the pool last year for the Minutewomen picking up three first-place finishes. She captured first in all the sprint freestyle events finishing with times of 52.43 in the 100 free, 24.29 in the 50 free and 11.38 in the 25 free.
On the boards Michaela Butler is coming off setting both the one- and three-meter UMass diving records at the Frank Elm Invitational. Last season she was able to capture first in both events against the Huskies.
Following this weekend's meets both teams will take a month off prior to their annual training trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico beginning on January 5.