Niemiec Triples as Bentley Swims Past Brandeis, 191-91

Emily Niemiec
Emily Niemiec

WALTHAM, Mass. – Sophomore Emily Niemiec (Meriden, Conn./Francis T. Maloney HS) was a triple-winner as Bentley University swam past Brandeis University, 191-91, in women's college swimming Friday night at the Dana Center pool.

Niemiec led a 1-2-3 Bentley finish in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.24, was first to the wall in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.55) and completed her night by winning the 400 individual medley with her time of 4:45.30 second best in the Northeast-10 Conference this season.

Niemiec's three wins accounted for a quarter of the Falcons' victories as the home team took 12 of the 16 events in the match-up of crosstown rivals.

Junior Kaitlin McGahie (Boylston/Tahanto Regional HS) was also unbeaten against the Judges. She powered a 1-2-3 Falcon sweep in the 100 breaststroke with a winning time of 1:11.17 and outswam the competition in the 500 free, finishing in 5:26.63. McGahie also anchored Bentley's winning 200 free relay team (1:44.82).

Senior Courtney Stone (Andover/Andover HS) swept the diving, recording winning scores of 240.91 from the one-meter board and 248.22 from the three-meter.

Bentley's other individual winners were freshman Kate Kaduboski (Dedham/Dedham HS) in the 100 backstroke (1:00.92, 4th best NE-10), sophomore Anne Warren (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron HS) in the 200 fly (2:18.43), sophomore Jess Chen (Darien, Conn./Darien HS) in the 100 free (57.50), freshman Melissa Viator (Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock HS) in the 200 back (2:13.91).

Freshman Melissa Damphousse (Marshfield/Marshfield HS) was part of both winning relays, the 200 free and the 400 medley (4:23.22). She teamed with Culkin, Kaduboski and senior Meg Pernsteiner (Highland Heights, Ohio/Hawken School) in the 400 medley, and with McGahie, Chen and freshman Hannah Rauch (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park HS) in the 200 free.

Bentley, 4-1 after posting its fourth consecutive win, is off until the Gompei Invitational Dec. 5-6 at WPI.