Bates women’s swimming and diving sweeps tri-meet against UNE, Norwich
|Dana Mulholland earned his 200th win as head coach at Bates.|
|Co-captain Kate Gatti won the 100 free and 50 free events.|
|Sophomore Emilie Swenson was a winner in the 100 back, the 100 fly and the 200 medley relay.|
|First-year Anna Meader won both the 100 breast and 50 breast, and in the 200 medley relay as well.|
LEWISTON, Maine — Bates head swimming and diving coach Dana Mulholland notched his 200th career victory at Bates on Saturday at Tarbell Pool, as the Bobcat women swept the University of New England and Norwich University, while the Bobcat men defeated UNE and lost to Norwich.
The Bates College women’s swimming and diving team took first place in each event, defeating the UNE 150-114, and Norwich, 153-55.
The Bates men defeated UNE 181-62, but lost to the Cadets of Norwich, 150-118.
The woman Nor’easters of UNE defeated Norwich 209-50, while on the men’s side Norwich defeated UNE 175-60.
Three Bates women won in multiple individual events. Senior Kate Gatti (Chelmsford, Mass.) took first place in the 100 free (56.90) and 50 free (26.16). Sophomore Emilie Swenson (Old Saybrook, Conn.) won the 100 back (1:03.42), the 100 fly (1:01.53) and swam a leg in the Bobcats’ winning 200 medley relay team (2:01.51). First-year Anna Meader (Westford, Mass.) was also on the winning 200 MR team, and won both the 100 breast (1:13.91) and 50 breast (33.85).
The Bates men scored a victory in the 200 free relay, with senior Fisher Qua (Cambridge, N.Y.), junior Charles Swanson (Woodbridge, Conn.), first-year Chris Berry (Augusta, Maine) and senior John Bauer (Concord, Mass.) finishing the final in 1:32.35. Sophomore diver Dan Perry (Exeter, N.H.) won the 1-meter diving competition handily with 217.40 points.
The Norwich men had five swimmers finish first in multiple events. Matt Zilinski won the 100 free, 200 free and 500 free; Ben Courtney won the 50 back and 100 back; Ben Pasquino wont he 400 IM and 100 fly; Justin Chapman won the 100 breast and 50 breast; and Chris Prybella won the 50 fly and 50 free. Chapman and Courtney were both on the winning 200 medley relay team as well.
Bates takes on NESCAC rival Middlebury College at its home pool Sunday at 3 p.m.