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Brandeis swimmers swamp WPI

Published: November 7, 2008
Section: Sports

Linsey Pool may have finally croaked it’s last dimly lit chlorinated days as the hub of Brandeis swimming but the season must go on and indeed it did without a hitch especially since the next home match wasn’t scheduled until January.

The Judges enjoyed a strong Saturday at Worcester as the men outpaced WPI 157-137 and the women held off the hosts 147-137.

The women’s squad enjoyed wins in nine individuals events and two relay victories. Angela Chui ’12 added three more wins to her blazing rookie year as she was the first to reach the wall in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 and 200 yard breaststroke. Leah Lipka ’09 topped the competition in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke and rookie Julia Derk rounded out the multiple winners winning the 200 yard freestyle and individual medley. Hollis Viray ’10 won the 200 yard butterfly while Rachael Sawicki ’10 claimed the 100 yard freestyle.

The Judges also dominated the 400 yard medley relay as the Derk, Dana Simms ’12, Siobhan Lyons ’10 and Sawicki team finished seven seconds ahead of the “B” relay team.

The men had an easier make of the competition thanks to the strong performance gained from their juniors and seniors. James Liu ’10 won three events on the day taking the 50 and 100 yard freestyle as well as 100 yard butterfly.

Marc Eder ’12 enjoyed his first multi-win day of his collegiate career with victories in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke. The clinching point for the squad came in the relay event as the team of Justin Wellens ’10, Jesse Hirschman ’10, Michael Rubin ’09, and Bobby Morse ’09 finished 2.16 seconds ahead of WPI’s closest challenger. Brandeis also won the 400 yard medley relay near the beginning of the events thanks to the team of Wellins, Eder, Aaron Bennett ’10, and Liu.

With the win though without a home, Brandeis will be conducting their practices at Bentley and/or Regis. Their next meet is the Alumni Meet on November 8.