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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving Set to Take on Host Engineers, Brandeis and Smith at WPI

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving Set to Take on Host Engineers, Brandeis and Smith at WPI

Swimming & Diving at WPI
Friday, November 2 | 7 p.m.
Sports & Recreation Center Pool | Worcester, Mass.

THE SETUP
• Babson's men's and women's swimming & diving teams travel to WPI for a series of dual meets on Friday night. The men will take on Brandeis and the host Engineers, while the women face WPI, Brandeis and Smith.

WOMEN'S SERIES HISTORY
• The Beavers are 11-10 against WPI dating back to 1997, and picked up their first win over Brandeis in two decades back in 2013. The Green and White will compete against Smith in a dual meet for just the fifth time in the last 19 years on Friday.

MEN'S SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 10-10 against WPI and 7-11 versus Brandeis in dual meet competition going back to 1997.

LAST YEAR'S MEET
• Babson's men fell to both WPI (184-102) and Brandeis (157-122), while the women's squad suffered setbacks against the Engineers (180-60), Judges (177-67) and Smith (188-96).
• Junior Jack Lucero came in second in the 500- and 100-yard freestyle and third in the 400 IM, while sophomore Kevin Luu finished third in the 100 backstroke.
• Junior Tirza Rentovich finished second in the 50 free and 100 free for the Babson women.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• The WPI men won their seventh consecutive Worcester City Championship last Saturday.
• Dave Chen was selected as the swimmer of the meet after winning four times and setting a pair of individual meet records. Jack Bauer was also a part of four victories for the Engineers.
• The WPI women came in third at the season-opening Worcester City Championships last weekend.
• Molly Sykes came in second in the 400 IM and third in two events, while Katherine Pawlak set a meet record to finish second in the 50 free to go along with a third-place showing in the 100 free.

SCOUTING THE JUDGES
• The Brandeis men (2-1) are coming off a 128-77 victory over Wheaton in their home opener last Saturday.
• Richard Selznick (500 free, 1000 free), Daniel Wohl (50 free, 100 breast) and Chase Chen (100 free, 200 free) all won multiple events for the Judges.
• The Brandeis women (0-3) remain winless after suffering a 134-69 loss ot Wheaton last Saturday.
• Kylie Herman won the 500 free by 26 seconds and came in second in the 200 free, while Uajda Musaku contributed runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 free.

SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
• Smith will compete in its first dual meet of the season after competing against Mount Holyoke and Westfield State in a relay event last Saturday.
• The Pioneers posted first-place finishes in five of 11 events, which includes the 200 butterfly, 200 back, 200 breaststroke and 200 free relays.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson men (1-0) got multiple individual victories from five different swimmers on the way to defeating UMass Dartmouth, 181-103, in last Saturday's season opener.
• Luu, sophomore Lachlan Dibbayawan and first-years Aaron Huynh, Walter Lehneis and Ethan Yoo all won two races apiece for the Beavers.
• The Babson women (1-0) won 11 of 16 events in a season-opening 153-115 win over UMass Dartmouth in the season opener last Saturday.
• First-years Abigail Voce, Elizabeth Demoine and Stella Hu each came in first in a pair of individual races and senior Tessa Amoroso won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events for the Green and White.

RECORD-SETTING DEBUT
• Huynh kicked off his Babson career in style by setting a program record in the 50 back with a time of 24.44 in the 50 backstroke as part of the Beavers' first-place finish in the 200 medley relay to get last week's meet started.

WOMEN EARN RELAY HONORS
• Voce, Demoine, Hu and senior Maria Orive were selected as the NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week after winning the 200 free relay last Saturday.

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