Bangor, ME - The Husson swimming and diving teams were impressive Saturday afternoon at Webber Pool. The men dropped their decision in the third dual meet of the season against the Monks of St. Joseph's College 153-49 while the women earned their second win of the year against St. Joe's 132-117. The win for the Eagles women's squad is the third in program history over the Monks. Husson's two seniors Casey Pray and Leonard Soto went out in style in their final home meets.
Natalie Calligan stood out for Husson on the women's side, earning three wins on the afternoon along with helping the Eagles to a win in the Women's 200 yard medley relay to open the day with an overall time of 2:08.71. The two St. Joe's teams finished in second and third respectively with times of 2:10.13 and 2:27.04.
Calligan also had an individual win in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of :32.77 followed closely by teammate Erin Benner in second with a time of :33.14. Natalie also had wins in the 200 yard backstroke and 100 yard individual medley.
"Today was a great win for our women. Natalie won three individual events and Sarah Klopp also had two wins of her own," said head coach Butch Babin. Klopp took first in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle.
Husson needed a win in the final women's even of the day in the 200 yard freestyle relay.
"Our 200 free relay was fantastic in their win to secure the meet," noted Babin.
The relay team of Casey Pray, Benner, Jilian Boyle and Klopp did exactly what they needed to and won the event by over seven seconds with a time of 1:53.46. The win propelled the Eagles to their 15 point victory.
Tim Smith won both men's diving events and seemingly got better as the afternoon went on. On the men's side Babin added, "Our boys did a great job in stepping up being short handed, preparing them for New Englands."
Husson has three weeks off before the NEISDA Championships at the University of Rhode Island on February 14th through the 16th.