Swimming And Diving Splits Against New Hampshire
Nov. 20, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Brandon Doane (Danvers, Mass.) swept the one-meter and three-meter diving events leading the UMass men's team to a 190-71 win over New Hampshire on Saturday. The Wildcats defeated the Minutewomen 178-118 winning 11-of-16 events.
The Minutemen improve to 4-0 on the season in dual meets, while the women fall to 3-1 on the season.
Doane, who ranks second all-time in program history in the three-meter dive, totaled 312.75 points for the event on Saturday. He also posted a one-meter score of 231.97 for the sweep.
The Minutemen received excellent balance on the day with individual victories from sophomore Greg Chartier (Amherst, Mass.) in the 100-yard freestyle, sophomore Jake Hogue (Grand Junction, Colo.) in the 200-yard backstroke, freshman Mark Pechack (Warwick, R.I.) in the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Brian Porter (Holliston, Mass.) in the 200-yard butterfly, senior Dylan Smith (Timonium, Md.) in the 200-yard backstroke, sophomore Evan Swisher (North Bennington, Vt.) in the 100-yard backstroke, freshman A.J. Vozella (Weymouth, Mass.) in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and senior Justin Zeimetz (Rochester, N.H.) in the 50-yard freestyle.
Zeimetz turned in his best performance of the season in the 50-yard freestyle, winning the event in 21.15 seconds, while Smith won the 200-yard backstroke in his first competition this season in the event.
UMass swept the 200-yard backstroke, the 100-yard backstroke, the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard butterfly, the 50-yard freestyle, and the 100-yard freestyle en route to the win.
The win improves UMass to 28-3 all-time versus the Wildcats.
In women's action, sophomore Nicole LeBarge (Lee, N.H.) won her fifth 50-yard freestyle race remaining undefeated in the event this season. Her time of 24.97 seconds was the third-fastest time she has posted on the year. LeBarge also finished third in the 100-yard free (55.23) - her first loss in the event in dual-meet competition this season.
New Hampshire showed it was a well-rounded program winning 11-of-16 events in the meet. Sisters Shannon and Brittany Daly gave standout performances for UNH winning a total of five events. Shannon won the 1,000-yard freestyle and both the 100-yard and the 200-yard breaststroke events, while younger sister Brittany won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles.
Along with LeBarge, freshman Samantha Demty (Seekonk, Mass.) recorded an event win on the day. Demty swam her season-best in the 200-yard butterfly with a mark of two minutes, 10.85 seconds.
Sophomore Liz Lovejoy (Reading, Mass.) finished just behind Demty in the 200 fly with a time of two minutes, 11.02 seconds - her fastest time of the season.
Fellow sophomore Mary Jenkins (Acton, Mass.) also had a season-best on the day recording 228.90 points in the one-meter dive. The Minutewomen's 2003-04 Rookie of the Year finished second in both the one-meter and six-meter dive events.
Both teams will break for two-weeks before competing in the Nutmeg Invitational hosted by Yale on Dec. 4-5 at the RJ Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.
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