BOSTON, MA-Despite some strong individual performances, the men's swimming and diving team fell to UMass 108-190 at Boston University on November 13, lowering their record to 1-2 on the season.
Leading the way for the Terriers were senior Victor Paguia (Lake Forest, IL) and sophomore Griffin Moodie (Edina, MN).
Paguia continued to be undefeated this season in both the one- and three-meter dives. In the former, he scored 298.2 points, while he dominated the competition in the three-meter dive with 323.7 points overall.
Moodie had a strong performance as well, finishing first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.83, first in the 100 fly with a time of 54.12, and second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.82.
Junior Mike Kelly (Shrewsbury, NJ) also swam well. Kelly won the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.95 and came in second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.83. Other Terriers with strong finishes were senior Chris Collins (Phoenix, AZ), who came in second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.72, and sophomore Michael Bear (Arlington, VA) who also came in second, in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:13.27.
There were a number of third-place finishes for the Terriers, as well. Senior Dave Brown (Fallbrook, CA) came in third in both the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.29 and the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:06.43. Sophomore James Lands (Montclair, NJ) also had a pair of third-place finishes in both the 200 fly and 200 individual medley with times of 2:07.31 and 2:09.01, respectively.
Freshman Greg Dierkson (Yucaipa, CA) ended the meet with a third-place finish in both the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:32.46 and the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:02.78.
The 200 medley relay team of Brown, Collins, Kelly, and Moodie captured third, as well, with a time of 1:41.03, while Brown, Collins, and Kelly also pitched in with the 400 freestyle relay team, along with Nick Paul, for another third-place finish in a time of 3:19.98.