UMBC SWIMMING AND DIVING IN ACTION TWICE THIS WEEKEND
Meghan Sackett won two events at Rider.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in action twice this weekend, hosting Navy Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Natatorium before heading to America East rival New Hampshire Sunday. The men (0-1) will swim at 12 p.m. on Saturday and the women (1-0) at 2:30 p.m. in a split meet, while the teams will swim the usual combined dual meet at New Hampshire at 2 p.m.
A Look Ahead
Saturday, Oct. 29 – UMBC vs. Navy, Men 12:00 p.m., Women 2:30 p.m., UMBC Natatorium: The last two times the men have faced off against Navy, the meets have been decided by one point. In 2003, the Midshipmen nipped the Retrievers, 122-121, in Baltimore, but UMBC exacted its revenge last season, winning by the same score in Annapolis. The women lost to the Mids, 176-117, in 2005. Both Navy teams enter Saturday’s meets with 3-0 records, having each defeated Loyola, George Washington and Johns Hopkins.
Sunday, Oct. 30 – UMBC at New Hampshire, 2 p.m., Swasey Pool: The Wildcats open their season Sunday against the Retrievers. The two teams have never met in a dual meet but have faced off the last two seasons at the America East Championships. The New Hampshire women are the defending conference champions as they amassed 754 team points, 252 points ahead of third-place UMBC. New Hampshire’s men totaled 346 points, 574 behind the Retrievers’ league-record and first-place total of 920.
A Look Back
Saturday Oct. 22 – Women – UMBC 146, Rider 95: The Retriever women defeated host Rider, 146-95, last Saturday. Juniors Agnes Stanislawska (Zielona Gora, Poland/LO VI Zielona Gora) and Ashley Houghton (Frederick, Md./Urbana/Pittsburgh) and sophomore Meghan Sackett (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney/Maryland) led the way with two individual victories apiece. Sophomore Lindsey Engler (Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett) was the only other individual winner for UMBC, which also swept the relay events.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – Men – Rider 130.5, UMBC 110.5: The Retriever men fell to host Rider, 130.5-110.5, last Saturday. The loss breaks a streak of 21 straight victories which dates to Nov. 1, 2003, when they were edged by Navy, 122-121. Junior Ryan Karrer (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional) swept the distance freestyle events, while senior Geza Szabo (Szolnok, Hungary/Ady Endre Gimnazium) took the 200-fly. UMBC also won the 400-free relay.