Scrolling Headlines:

UMass men’s basketball falters in the second half, falling to George Washington 83-67 Thursday -

February 24, 2017

UPDATE: SGA announces second and third artist for ‘Mullins Live!’ -

February 23, 2017

Divest UMass and STPEC host panel on building ‘solidarity economies’ in the Trump era -

February 23, 2017

UMass women’s basketball losing streak extends to 10 games after loss to URI -

February 23, 2017

Sixth annual Advocacy Day set to take place March 1 -

February 23, 2017

Panel discusses racial, sexual and psychological violence in response to art exhibit -

February 23, 2017

Judy Dixon enters final season with UMass tennis with simple message: One match at a time -

February 23, 2017

UMass baseball enduring early-season limitation in playing in New England -

February 23, 2017

Minutewomen softball begins season with cross-country travel, string of tournaments -

February 23, 2017

UMass baseball looks to bounce back from disappointing 2016 season -

February 23, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse senior Hannah Murphy is Angela McMahon’s latest legend in the making -

February 23, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse senior defenders accept leadership roles in quest for ninth consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship -

February 23, 2017

Kelsey McGovern rejoins UMass women’s lacrosse as an assistant coach after starring for Minutewomen -

February 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse looks to continue improving throughout 2017 season -

February 23, 2017

Spring Sports Special Issue 2017 -

February 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse defense relying on senior leadership with new faces in starting lineup -

February 23, 2017

UMass softball fills holes left by seniors with freshmen for 2017 -

February 23, 2017

The Hart of the Lineup -

February 23, 2017

UMass softball prepares for a long, busy season in 2017 -

February 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse defenseman Tyler Weeks makes his way back from ACL injury -

February 23, 2017

UMass defeats Rams in final tune-up

Jeff Bernstein/Collegian

Jeff Bernstein/Collegian

On Saturday, the Massachusetts swimming and diving team beat Fordham, 171-127. However, the Minutewomen dropped their match to the Rhode Island Rams, 183-111.

The meet was held at Fordham University in the Messmore Aquatic Center and was the final meet of the regular season for UMass.

The Minutemen swimmers set the tempo early, as Trevor Ziegler, Peter Sacco, Christopher Howard and Timmy O’Neill combined to win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.63.

Howard, the reigning Atlantic 10 player of the week, was the star in the pool on Saturday for the Minutemen. He ripped off a pair of victories in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles with impressive times of 21.33 and 46.96, respectively. In addition, he swam on the second place 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Individual accomplishments for the Minutemen didn’t stop at that, Beau Garufi won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.48) and was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.74), and freshman Chris Inglis continued his personal hot streak, winning both the 200-yard butterfly (1:55.95) and the 200-yard IM (1:59.49). Inglis won the A-10 rookie of the week award last week thanks to his school record time in the 1000-yard freestyle last weekend at the Dartmouth Invitational.

Meanwhile, Adam Duffield had himself a career day on the diving board. The senior took home both the one and three-meter dives and set personal records in each event, with scores of 290.10 and 307.80, respectively.

Senior diving partner John Clark finished directly behind his teammate in both the one (271.40) and three-meter (293.33) dives.

The Minutewomen swimmers were led by Jessica Starosielec, who won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.05), came in second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.30) and helped her team of Jennifer Corriveau, Kaitie English and Amina Meho to a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:50.37).

Meghan Nowak finished right behind Starosielec in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststrokes, with times of 2:25.48 and 1:09.03, respectively. Anna Cavanaugh had a strong showing, finishing second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.40), third in the 100-yard freestyle (54.39) and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.45).

Molly Elkins started for the diving team on the women’s side. She finished second in the one-meter dive and third in the three-meter dive. Her one-meter score was 226.65 and she finished with a score of 236.85 in the three-meter dive.

The meet in Fordham was the final dual-meet before the Atlantic 10 Championships. Both the men’s and women’s teams have been picked as favorites to win the championships.

Next up on the schedule will be the NCAA Diving Qualifiers on Feb. 11. Two weeks later will be the A-10 Championships, which will be held in Buffalo, N.Y.

The men’s team has built a dynasty over the past 14 years, winning an impressive 12 conference championships under UMass coach Russ Yarworth.

The women are looking to win their first A-10 title under coach Bob Newcomb since the 2000-01 season.

Jackson Alexander can be reached at jtalexan@student.umass.edu.

Leave A Comment