Minutewomen Travel To Fordham For Regular Season Finale
Feb. 1, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - After posting a fourth-place finish at last weekend's Upper Valley Invitational the Minutewomen will travel to Bronx, N.Y. to take on Atlantic 10 rival Fordham. The meet is scheduled to kick-off at 1 p.m. from the Messmore Aquatic Center. The UMass women are 8-8 against Fordham, including losses in their last six head-to-head matchups. The Minutewomen will look to snap that losing streak in their final meet of the 2012-13 regular season.
The women played host to Fordham last year, and lost 171-129, on senior day. The Minutewomen claimed four first-places finishes in the pool against a tough Fordham squad last season. Katie Arnott accounted for three of the top-finishes for the women. In her freshman year the Suffern, N.Y. native took first in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events with times of 1:07.85 and 2:27.07. Arnott was also able to capture first-place in the 200-yard IM touching the wall at a time of 2:10.88.
Zoe Judd picked up the only other top-finish for the women in the 200-yard freestyle with a pool record time of 1:52.25. Judd was also able to finish with a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle and a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle.
The Minutewomen currently own four top-times in the pool all of which in freestyle events. Judd owns conference best times in the 50-, 100-, and 200-yard freestyles, while Molly Smyth has the top-time in the 1650-yard freestyle.
Fordham was selected to finish second once again in the Atlantic 10, as voted by the conferences coaches.
Senior Brienne Ryan, who owns three Joseph Rogers Pool records, leads the Rams. She is the first female swimmer out of Fordham to compete in both the NCAA Championships and the U.S. Olympic Trials and was named Collegeswimming.com Mid-Major All-American.
With the Atlantic 10 Championships just over 18 days away the Minutewomen will shift their focus, following the Fordham meet, to getting back on the podium. A-10's kicks off on February 20 from the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.