The Brandeis men’s and women’s swim and dive teams dropped a head-to-head match against crosstown rival Bentley University. The Falcon men edged the Judges by a score of 172–122, while the Brandeis women won 208–80. The Brandeis men now stand at 2–4 on the season, while the women are 2–6. Bentley remains undefeated, improving to 4–0 for the men and 5–0 for the women.

Men’s Team

For the men, Richard Selznick ’21 remained unbeaten in the distance freestyle events of the season. He won the 1000-yard with a time of 10:06.29, 20 seconds faster than his closest competitor and a season-best. He also claimed the 500-yard in 4:53.11, winning by just over two seconds. He placed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.17. Tamir Zitelny ’20 had two wins of his own in two different strokes. He took the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.34 seconds and the 100-yard butterfly in 51.59 seconds. His butterfly win was by more than a second. He also finished fourth place in the 200-yard fly with a time of 2:07.06. Brendon Lu ’22 was also a double winner, taking the 200-yard medley with a time of 2:02.28 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:14.59. The margin of victory for his first win was just 0.28 seconds while in his second race, he won by more than two seconds. He was also the runner-up in 100 breaststroke. Daniel Wohl ’21 won the 100-yard freestyle in 47.95 seconds, just 0.34 seconds faster than the runner-up. The men’s team opened the meet with a medley win in the 400 medley relay. The team of Zitelny, Lu, Matthew Acemont ’20 and Wohl finished in 3:35.57, winning by 0.24 seconds. 

Women’s Team

For the women, Lauren Howard ’22 picked up a nail biting win in the 50-yard freestyle. Her 26.10 second finish was just six-hundredths of a second ahead of her competitor from Bentley. The women also won a relay. The team of Audrey Kim ’21, Howard, Uajda Musaka ’21 and Kylie Herman ’19 beat Bentley in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.05, just five-hundredths of a second faster than the Bentley team. 

The teams will next meet on Dec.1 when they head to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the Gompei Invitational. Following that, they will play in another school vs school matchup against Colby College on December 8.