January 13th, 2013
Seniors Eric Howard and Joseph Krok each won three individual events as the College of Saint Rose handed the Bentley University Falcons their first loss of the season, 195-99, in men’s college swimming action Sunday afternoon at the Robison Pool on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Bentley, which had entered the meet with a 6-0 dual record, won only three events against Saint Rose, including a sweep of the diving events by freshman Colton Bridge (Tolland, Conn./Tolland HS). He posting winning scorers of 233.10 off the one-meter board and turned in a 232.35 from the three-meter.
The Falcons’ other first-place performance was posted by freshman Sebastian Bury (Bellevue, Wash./Newport Senior HS), with a time of 22.92 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle. He also had one of Bentley’s seven second-place performances, which was achieved in the 100 free (50.40).
Recording two second-place finishes for Bentley were senior Tyler Champagne (Orange, Conn./ Amity Regional HS) and freshman Alex Liulakis (Tenafly, N.J./Tenafly HS). Champagne posted times of 5:09.48 in the 500 free and 10:39.95 in the 1,000, and Liulakis was the runner-up in both the 100 butterfly (57.82) and 200 fly (2:09.22).
Howard was first to the wall in the 100 backstroke, 200 back and 200 individual medley, and Krok put up winning performances in the 100 butterfly, 100 free and 200 free.
Bentley will look to get back on the winning track Wednesday night when it hosts Babson College (6 p.m.).
Led by junior Amanda Le (Chelmsford/Chelmsford HS) and freshman Nicola Mancini (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth HS), the Bentley University women’s swimming and diving team improved to 7-0 with a 193-106 win over the College of Saint Rose Sunday afternoon at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Robison Pool.
Le captured two individual events, and was part of Bentley’s winning 200 yard medley relay team, and Mancini swept the diving. All told, the Falcons won 11 of 16 events, including both relays.
The Falcons opened the meet by capturing the 200 medley relay in 1:54.74. Senior Monika Drogosz (Unionville, Conn./Farmington HS) led off and was followed into the pool by Le, senior Jessica Hodsdon (Brewer, Maine/Brewer HS) and sophomore Danielle Hellstern (Southbury, Conn./ Pomperaug HS). Drogosz and Hellstern were also part of the Falcons’ winning 200 free relay team.
Le also won the two breaststroke events, with times of 1:08.80 in the 100 and 2:25.95 in the 200. She had a winning margin of about one second in the former and more than five seconds in the latter.
With Mancini leading the way, Bentley outscored the Golden Knights 33-5 in the two diving events. She led a 1-2-3-4 Falcon finish in the one-meter with a 251.75, and captured the three-meter by more than 30 points with a 281.05.
Bentley’s individual winners were also Drogosz in the 100 backstroke (1:03.36), Hodsdon in the 100 butterfly (1:01.07), junior Caroline Lewis (Westfield, Mass./Westfield HS) in the 200 back (2:18.14), sophomore Nadine Edwards (Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS) in the 1000 free (11:14.24) and freshman Lindsey Goodwin (Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy) in the 100 free (57.99).
Bentley will close out the regular season with three straight home matches, beginning Wednesday against Babson College (6:00 p.m.).