February 1, 2010

Bulldogs Face Brown in Final Ivy League Matchup

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The men's swimming and diving team will look to bounce back from a tough weekend in Princeton when they take on Brown (3-6, 2-3) in a midweek matchup at UMass-Dartmouth Wednesday. The midweek road trip - and the lack of full rest this late in the season - will pose a tough mental challenge for the Elis, especially as this weekend brings the emotion and commotion of Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming's Frank Keefe's final home meet.

The Bulldogs come into the Brown matchup in a bit of a slide, with their last win coming against Dartmouth on January 16th. H-Y-P was not kind to the Elis, who ran into two buzzsaws in league leading Harvard and Princetont, and found themselves third overall despite strong performances from Tom Robinson '10, Goksu Bicer '12, and Mike Dominski '13.

The Bears enter Wednesday's contest having won their last meet against Columbia to break a streak of five straight winless outings. Junior Carlo Carlucci had a big day for Brown in that meet, taking the top spot in three individual events. Senior Tucker Wetmore also impressed in the 200 yard freestyle, while classmate John Pinto will come into Wednesday's meet having earned a victory in the 100 yard backstroke last weekend.

The meet is the last Ivy League contest for the Bulldogs before the Ivy League Championships in March, and the penultimate dual meet of Keefe's career. The gun will sound at 3 pm on the campus of UMass Dartmouth Wednesday.

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.