WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University freshman Emily Niemiec (Meriden, Conn./Francis T. Maloney HS) was a triple-winner as the Falcons topped UMass-Dartmouth, 138-86, in women's college swimming Wednesday night at the Dana Center pool.
Bentley captured 12 of 13 events with Niemiec the first to touch in the 200 yard freestyle (2:02.01), the 100 butterfly (1:04.25) and the 500 free (5:27.35).
Sophomore Kaitlin McGahie (Boylston/Tahanto Reg. HS) also had a strong meet as she finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:18.40) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.12) after helping the Falcons win the 200 medley relay in 2:00.63.
Senior Paige Wilde (Naugatuck, Conn./Holy Cross HS) took both diving events with scores of 242.53 on the one-meter and 227.02 from the three-meter.
Also winning individual events were senior Nadine Edwards (Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS) in the 1000 free (11:20.17), junior Kelly Culkin (Avon, Conn./Avon HS) in the 100 free (1:00.40) and junior Melissa Clauss (Oakland, N.J./Bergen County Academies) in the 50 free (26.94).
Bentley improved to 2-3 with the victory. The team has two meets this weekend, Friday at Brandeis at 5 pm and Saturday at Norwich at 1 pm.