BOSTON – The UConn swimming and diving team captured a dual meet victory over Boston University on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team earned a 195-105 triumph while the men’s team won 181.5-101.5.
“Today was a good test of our mental toughness and grit,” said head coach Chris Maiello. “We did what we needed to do to get wins, and we are happy where we are at this point in the season. This weekend of the season can be difficult on teams due to the holiday, meets and finals quickly approaching, we did a good job on just focusing on the task at hand and racing.”
The UConn diving team captured 1-2 finishes in every event on Saturday. Erin Clifford and Elizabeth Drab secured the top two spots on the women’s side with Clifford (245.40) taking the 3M and Drab (262.80) winning the 1M dive. On the men’s side, Kyle Kennedy (258.22) grabbed a win in the 3M and freshman Torrington Wagner won the 1M (251.47).
“With some injuries in our line up our next tier athletes stepped up big time,” said Maiello. “In the end, credit is due to our student-athletes, they came to race and dive today.”
Karl Bishop (1000 Free), Georgia Apostolu (100 Back), Will Kearsey (100 Back), Sona Pinela (200 Fly), Luke Martin (50 Free), Eliza Manning (100 Free), Kyle Dunlap (100 Free), Annika Grewal (200 Back), Julie Hu (200 Breast) and Kyle Kimura (100 Fly) all recorded first place finishes for the Huskies.
The women’s team (5-0) remains undefeated on the season in dual meets while the men’s team moved their record to 4-1.
UConn will take six weeks off for finals and the holidays and will be back in the pool at Villanova on Friday, Jan. 19.
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