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Bulldogs Look to Take a Bite Out of Undefeated Midshipmen

Matt Lee. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Matt Lee. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The men’s swimming and diving squad will try to get back on the winning track Saturday when Navy’s undefeated Midshipmen (10-0) travel to the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

The Bulldogs are coming off a tough meet against Dartmouth and Penn– a meet that saw the Elis take a 234.5-65.5 victory over the Big Green while dropping a disappointing 170-130 decision to the Quakers. Sophomore sprinter Goksu Bicer had a big day for the Bulldogs, taking the 100 yard butterfly and finishing second in the 100 yard freestyle. Matt Lee had a big day in distance races, taking the 1000 yard freestyle and grabbing second in the 500 yarder.

Yale’s divers also had a tremendous day against Penn’s nationally ranked divers, as junior Eric Olson earned a victory in the 3 meter event and senior Drew Teer took first in the 1 meter.
The Midshipmen, led by the Meyer brothers, Senior Adam and Sophomore Mark, come to town following a 160-129 win over Maryland. Adam took the 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and 200 IM events in that meet, as brother Mark took part in the winning medley relay squad. Their Mids also earned a 168-129 win over the Big Green earlier in the season.

For the Elis, the meet against Navy is the final tune-up before the crucial HYP (Harvard-Yale-Princeton) meet, and is Coach Frank Keefe’s penultimate dual meet at Yale, as he is set to retire at the end of the season.

The action begins at noon on Saturday in New Haven.

Report filed by Chelsea Janes ‘12