February 8, 2002

Men Swim Against Green, Crimson; Women Take on Buffalo, Columbia

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The final test has arrived. The last look in the mirror before you go out. Call it a spell-check for the final project.

This is what the final meet of the regular season is for the women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams. However, these meets have different implications for each squad.

The men (6-3, 4-3 EISL) face league competition against Dartmouth and Harvard.

“We swim against the best and the worst in the league,” head coach Joe Lucia noted of the weekend.

Harvard is 6-0, tops in the league. Dartmouth is 3-9, 0-7 in the EISL. The men would be happy to go 1-1 and finish the season with a winning record, an enormous improvement over last year’s 2-7 mark.

The Red swims tomorrow at Dartmouth in a tri-meet. This will be their final meet before the EISL championships in three weeks. The team sees this as a chance to get the fine-tuning on their races done, as well as figure out who is swimming what in the finals.

Lady Swimmers

The women (3-6, 1-6 Ivy) travel to Buffalo for competition tonight. They are also looking to finalize the placement for the Ivy Championships, held in two weeks in Boston.

The women are concentrating on the final meet of the season, hoping to avenge their seven-point loss to Columbia last week. First, they have to face the Bulls, who are 5-3, 3-3 MAC.

The women are coming off an emotional weekend, losing to Brown and Columbia at home. However, the team was emotionally charged and swam fast. It was the last home meet for the seniors, who had a great meet. The women want to settle after last weekend and use this meet to turn around and focus on preparing for the final meet of some swimmers’ collegiate careers.

Archived article by Cammy Kandiko