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Swimming team finds success in weekend meet

Swimming and Diving

The Boston University swimming and diving team competed at the Dartmouth Invitational at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt., Friday and Saturday.

The men finished second as a team with a total of 716 points, behind host Dartmouth College, which finished with 1,109 points.

Several Terriers came away with individual victories, including sophomore Mario Caballero in the 100 breaststroke (58.15 seconds), sophomore Connor Stuewe in the 100 backstroke (50.62 seconds), and freshman Mun Hon Lee in the 200 butterfly (1:51.98).

Caballero also finished second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.60, and was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay. Caballero’s quartet of Stuewe and sophomores Brandon Funk and Ryan Bach finished with a time of 1:34.48.

The top diver for BU was junior Jared Scheck, who placed third in the one-meter board with a score of 281.10.

The women’s team also finished second with a score of 729 points. Dartmouth was again the top team, with a score of 1,007.5.

In the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay, the Terriers were victorious as senior Katie Radin, freshman Tess Harpur, sophomore Katie Kenney and freshman Karla Ferrera won the event with a time of 1:49.

Later, Radin won the 400 IM with a time of 4:31.98. Sophomore Mika Spencer also had an individual victory, winning the 200 freestyle in 1:53.97.

Freshman Stephanie Nasson won the 1,650 freestyle with a pool record time of 17:12.25.

Senior Melinda Matyas was the best diver for the Terriers, winning the one-meter board with a score of 262.70 points and placing second in the three-meter board with a score of 270.25 points.

BU’s next competition will be Feb. 2, when it hosts Boston College starting at 1:30 p.m.

 

Wrestling 

Sunday afternoon, the BU wrestling team traveled to Davidson, N.C., to face Virginia Military Institute and Davidson College. The Terriers won both matchups with final scores of 34–6 in each match.

Seven Terriers won both of their matchups. Senior Hunter Meys (197) was a top performer, contributing 10 points after pinning VMI’s Urayoan Garcia in one minute and winning a major decision over Davidson’s Carson Stack, 10–0.

Redshirt sophomore Alex Najjar (188) also earned ten points as a result of a 14–3 major decision over Conor Black of VMI and a Davidson forfeit.

Redshirt junior Nestor Taffur (157) earned his 25th win of the year after a 16–0 technical fall over Ted Gottwald of VMI and a 15–1 major decision against Christopher Talevi of Davidson. At 133, B.J. Suitor pinned VMI’s Brandon Goodwyn and turned in an 8–2 win over Anthony Elias of Davidson.

Other double winners for BU were juniors Bubba McGinley and Kevin Innis, and sophomore Mitchell Wightman.

BU is back in action this Friday evening as it visits Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., for a dual meet.

 

Women’s Tennis

The Terriers improved to 3–0 on the season after earning a 6–1 victory over Binghamton University on Sunday.

Sophomore Sami Lieb came away victorious in No. 2 singles, losing only one game and coasting by Binghamton’s Katherine Medianik 6–0, 6–1. She also combined with senior Jessi Linero to defeat Binghamton’s Missy Edelblum and Alexis Tashiro 8–3 at No. 2 doubles.

Linero had an easy first set at No. 3 singles, taking it 6–0, and was able to hold on and win the second set 6–4 to defeat Tashiro.

Freshman Kim McCallum partnered with senior Vivien Laszloffy to win No. 3 doubles, 8–5. McCallum later won at the No. 4 singles slot 6–1, 6–4.

In the top spot, freshman Lauren Davis battled back after dropping her first set to freshman Sara Kohtz, 5–7, to win her next two sets 6–2 and 3–0 as Kohtz pulled out after an injury.

Davis also teamed up with fellow freshman Madison Craft at the No. 1 doubles spot and emerged victorious, 8–4.

In her first appearance this spring, junior Kendal Drake was successful at No. 6 singles, winning her match 6–3, 6–0 over Jesse Rubin.

Craft played at No. 5 singles in an attempt to complete the sweep for BU, but had to retire due to injury.

The Terriers will take the court again Saturday when they face University of Wisconsin in Hanover, N.H.

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