Freshman Jessica Hodsdon (Brewer, Maine/Brewer HS), in only her second meet as a collegian, broke the Bentley University record in the 100 yard breaststroke and helped the Falcons set a school record in the 200 medley relay.
Despite her efforts, Bentley fell to Le Moyne College on the road, coming up on the short end of a 153-144 score to fall to 1-1 on the season.
Hodsdon captured the 100 breast in 1:07.82, shaving 0.36 seconds off the mark that Kaitlin Chepeleff had set at the 2008 New Englands. She was also victorious in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley, with times of 2:30.16 and 2:17.61, respectively.
In the meet’s opening event, Hodsdon swam the second leg on Bentley’s winning 200 medley relay team, which lowered the school record by 0.88 seconds with a time of 1:52.58. That quartet also included freshman Monika Drogosz (Unionville, Conn./Farmington HS), junior Anne Kaduboski (Dedham, Mass./Dedham HS) and sophomore Susie Boretti (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy).
Like Hodson, Kaduboski also won three individual events, with her performance in the 200 butterfly (2:15.86) an NCAA “B” cut time. Her other winning efforts came in the 1000 freestyle (11:25.51) and the 100 fly (59.09).
Drogosz was the other Falcon to win events, taking both the 50 free (25.89) and the 100 free (56.46).
Bentley’s next meet is a home dual with Brandeis University on Nov. 17.
Le Moyne 153, Bentley 144
200 Yard Medley Relay - Bentley (Monika Drogosz, Jessica Hodsdon, Anne Kaduboski, Susie Boretti) 1:52.58, 1000 Yard Freestyle - Anne Kaduboski (Bentley) 11:25.51, 200 Yard Freestyle - Sarah Salanger (Le Moyne) 2:01.22, 100 Yard Backstroke - Katie O’Donnell (Le Moyne) 1:02.03, 100 Yard Breaststroke - Jessica Hodsdon (Bentley) 1:07.82, 200 Yard Butterfly - Anne Kaduboski (Bentley) 2:15.86, 50 Yard Freestyle - Monika Drogosz (Bentley) 25.89, 100 Yard Freestyle - Monika Drogosz (Bentley) 56.46, 200 Yard Backstroke - Sarah Casey (Le Moyne) 2:15.63, 200 Breaststroke - Jessica Hodsdon (Bentley) 2:30.16, 500 Yard Freestyle - Sarah Salanger (Le Moyne) 5:25.94, 100 Yard Butterfly - Anne Kaduboski (Bentley) 59.09, 200 Yard IM - Jessica Hodsdon (Bentley) 2:17.61, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay - Le Moyne (Sarah Salanger, Kayla Ehle, Maggie Donovan, Sarah Casey) 1:44.33.
Bentley University junior Egen Ouellette (West Hartford, Conn./Conard HS) won two individual events and participated in a winning relay, but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons dropped a 154.5-136.5 decision to host Le Moyne College in men’s college swimming Saturday afternoon.
Ouellette was involved in three of Bentley’s four event wins in the meet, capturing the 200 yard freestyle in 1:50.14 and the 100 butterfly in 56.68 seconds. He also anchored the Falcons’ winning 200 freestyle relay team, which also included sophomores Chris Argiros (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead HS) and Joe Frantel (Canandaiqua, N.Y./Marcus Whitman HS), and senior Sam Laden (Cheshire, Conn./ Cheshire HS). Their time was 1:31.91.
Bentley’s other winner was senior Willie Connolly (Washington, Conn./Shepaug Valley HS), with a time of 2:07.31 in the 200 individual medley.
For Le Moyne, sophomore Drew Acquaviva (Delmar, N.Y.), freshman Scott Thieke (Jamesville, N.Y.) and juniors Jerry Dumary (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) and Sean Hosford (Garden City, N.Y.) each won two individual events.
Bentley, 1-1, is off until a home meet against Brandeis Nov. 17.
Le Moyne 154.5, Bentley 136.5
200 Yard Medley Relay - Le Moyne (Drew Acquaviva, Sean Hosford, AJ DeDio) 1:40.55, 1000 Yard Freestyle - Scott Thieke (Le Moyne) 10:45.22, 200 Yard Freestyle - Egen Ouellette (Bentley) 1:50.14, 100 Yard Backstroke - Drew Acquaviva (Le Moyne) 54.23, 100 Yard Breaststroke - Jerry Dumary (Le Moyne) 1:01.95, 200 Yard Butterfly - Joe Taylor (Le Moyne) 2:11.07, 50 Yard Freestyle - Sean Hosford (Le Moyne) 22.47, 100 Yard Freestyle - Sean Hosford (Le Moyne) 48.72, 200 Yard Backstroke - Drew Acquaviva (Le Moyne) 2:02.05, 200 Yard Breaststroke - Jerry Dumary (Le Moyne) 2:18.77, 500 Yard Freestyle - Scott Thieke (Le Moyne) 5:09.48, 100 Yard Butterfly - Egen Ouellette (Bentley) 56.68, 200 Yard IM - Willie Connolly (Bentley) 2:07.31, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay - Bentley (Joe Frantel, Chris Argiros, Sam Laden, Egen Ouellette) 1:31.91.