Women's Swimming

UMass Splits With UNH In Opening Meet

Kate Allery and the Minutewomen will face Brown on Nov.2.

Kate Allery and the Minutewomen will face Brown on Nov.2.

Oct. 19, 2002

AMHERST, Mass. -- The Massachusetts men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened their seasons on Saturday at home with mixed results. The men's team defeated New Hampshire 179-109, while the Wildcats edged past the women's team, 166-134.

Ryan Zaucha performed well for the UMass men's team, finishing first in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:18.30. He edged out his teammates, Jeremy Dam (10:21.25) and Gavin Frazier (10:29.76) for the first-place finish. Zaucha also finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.12. Frazier added to his third-place finish in the 1,000-yard free with a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke.

Also competing well for the UMass men's team were Justin Houck, Dylan Smith and Matt Woodward. Houck placed first in the 100-yard backstroke at 52.89, while Smith beat out teammate, Tommy Keane to finish first in the 200-yard free (1:45.9). Woodward won the 100-yard breast at 1:00.61.

In the women's competition Aimee Bourassa finished first for UMass in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.11) and 500-yard freestyle (5:17). Diana Alberti also performed well, placing first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:11.04) and Kate Allery won the three-meter diving event with a total score of 252.52.

The UMass teams' next meets will be at Brown on Nov.2.



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