Men rise to 2–0 against Ithaca; women’s streak broken

Rensselaer men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had their 11th consecutive dual-meet on Saturday, October 29 at Ithaca College. The men’s team beat the Ithaca Bombers 201–93, giving Rensselaer their second victory over Ithaca this season. The women’s 13-win streak was broken with a 180–120 loss to Ithaca.

Sophomore Noah Pan won four separate events, including two individual events, the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke. Sophomores John Alberta and Mavin Liu and senior Richard Dong won three. These four swimmers began the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:37.44. Alberta also won the 100-yard freestyle and was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay along with Pan, junior Brandon Koo, and senior Andrew Klobucher. Liu won the 100 and 200-yard butterfly. Dong won the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley.

Sophomore Dan Hendricks also won the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle events, and sophomore Alex Chused won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards.

On the women’s team, junior Shanny Lin won three events, the 200-yard butterfly in NCAA B-cut time of 2:05.97, the 100-yard fly, and the 200-yard individual medley. Junior Danielle Sauve also won three events, the 200, 500, and 1000-yard freestyle. Senior Sara Siena also won the 200-yard breaststroke.

The next meet is on Saturday, November 5 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.