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UMBC Swimming and Diving Drops First Dual Meet to N.C. State, Miami Women
Senior Justin Bronson won the 200 free for the Retrievers Saturday afternoon.
RALEIGH, N.C.óThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams dropped their first meets of the season Saturday afternoon. The menís team fell to N.C. State 157-85, while the womenís team fell to N.C. State, 187-50, and Miami, 162-79 in double-dual meet scoring.
Senior Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) won the 200 free in a time of 1:40.60 for the menís teamís only first place finish and finished second in the 100 free with a time of 47.19.
On the womenís side, junior Lindsey Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity) was the only winner on the womenís side, finishing the 200 fly in a time of 2:05.09.
UMBC used the meet against ACC competition as a chance to gain experience and improve times, which they did in most events. The menís 400 free relay team of freshman Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel), junior Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West), freshman Jason Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) and Bronson finished second in a time of 3:08.61, almost four seconds than the previous Retriever best for this season.
The womenís 400 free relay of sophomore Danielle Cruz (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech), junior Sam Maccherola (Woolford, Md./South Carroll/Tennessee), Sherman and freshman Ashley Sippel (Rockville, Md./Thomas Wootton) set a UMBC season-best time of 3:38.53.
The Retrievers return to action Oct. 18 when they play host to Rider at 12 p.m.