Coast Guard Swims Past MIT, 164-134
Nov. 12, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy edged MIT in the first duel meet of the season at Zesiger Pool, Saturday afternoon. Sophomore phenom Bobby Brown led the assault in the Bears' 164-134 victory, winning three individual events while anchoring the day's final race.
Coast Guard had only three multiple-event winners on the men's side, but it was enough to off-set the MIT attack. Brown set the tone with blistering wins in the 100 and 200 free, while cruising to a third win in the 500 free. Freshman Dan Cloonan scored critical points for the Bears by winning both diving events, while Doug Fallon also won twice for Coast Guard in the 200 fly and 200 IM. Brown also anchored the Bears' winning 400 free relay, which came from behind on the final leg to seal Tech's fate.
The highlight for the MIT men's unit occurred in the 200 breast as freshman Jeremy Chang out-dueled CGA's Ryan Caple with a ferocious final lap. Caple also narrowly missed a win in the 50 free after being nipped at the wall by MIT co-captain Grady Snyder.
The Engineers opened the afternoon with a solid win the 200 medley relay and Mark Liao followed with a great winning effort in the 1000 free (9:53.23). Senior Matthieu Fuzellier served as Tech's only dual-event winner, taking first in the 100 and 200 back.