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Men's Swim Locked In, Claims Double-Dual Meet Sweep Saturday

Men's Swim Locked In, Claims Double-Dual Meet Sweep Saturday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men's swimming and diving team took a clean sweep for the second time in five meets this season, this time over Saint Joseph's College of Maine (SJC) and Elms College (ELMS) in the first-ever Falcon Invitational, featuring USJ, SJC, ELMS and Albertus Magnus College (AMC) on Saturday afternoon inside the Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center, on the campus of Albertus Magnus.

It was a busy day for the Blue Jays, but it could not have gone better, as USJ claimed double-digit victories in this one across several different swimmers. Senior captain Jacob Wyse (Broad Brook, Conn.) was status-quo on Saturday with sure-shot victories across a trio of 200's, including the 200 Freestyle, Breaststroke and IM, the final two by over 10 seconds apiece. Junior Aaron Gauvin (Berlin, Conn.) had his best meet of the season, claiming victories in the 50 Backstroke 31.30, (1.5 seconds out in front), and the 50 Free in a three-way photo finish, touching the wall in 24.41 seconds. Only half a second separated first through third. The Blue Jays nearly swept all freestyle events on the meet, and even took first place in the 200 Freestyle Relay.

Senior captain Brendan Lynch (Watertown, Conn.) was also a big-time winner Saturday, touching the wall first in the 100 Free by over a second, and the 50 Butterfly in 27.05, squeaking past his fellow GNAC competitors by only a quarter of a second. It was a great day for sophomore Brandon Scacca (Rocky Hill, Conn.) as well, who put together a tremendous swim in the marathon-esque 1000-Yard Freestyle (12:24.66, nearly a minute ahead of second place).

MEET INFORMATION
Saint Joseph vs. Saint Joseph's College of Maine vs. Elms College
Score: USJ 195, Elms 11 | USJ 183, SJC 60
Location: Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center | New Haven, Conn.

COACH QUOTE [Brenda Straker]
"What a day for the Blue Jays. Both the men and the women did what they needed to do to get the final results over our competitors. I am super proud of the effort on both sides, and we look forward to continuing to show other schools what we are capable of.'

UP NEXT
The Blue Jays will continue their road GNAC swing with a visit to New London, N.H. and the Chargers of Colby-Sawyer College, on Friday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m.

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