Bulldogs Head to Storrs for Matchup with Huskies

Mike Bogese. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Mike Bogese. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

The Yale men's swimming and diving team may have been bested by Harvard and Princeton at this weekend's H-Y-P meet, but a strong showing from many Bulldog swimmers has first-year coach Tim Wise's squad optimistic about their chances as they head to Storrs, Conn., for a matchup with UConn Saturday.

The Bulldogs (1-6) saw their freshman class step up in a big way against the Crimson and Tigers, led by Mikey Bogese who took first overall in the 400-yard IM AND third overall in the 1650-yard freestyle. Classmate Pat Killian also had a big weekend in the sprint events, while West Cuthbert took fourth overall in the 200-yard freestyle. Also strong for Yale was senior captain Kyle Veatch, taking fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard race.

UConn (6-1) is coming off a win against Bucknell at the Bison Invitational this weekend. The Huskies were led by sophomore Karim Zayed, who won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM, and by freshman Keith Piper, who took the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke against the Bison. UConn's senior Adam Guenario won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions. 

The dogfight begins Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Storrs. 

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