Bison Set for a Pair of Weekend Meets

Swimming & Diving puts streaks on the line at Bucknell and Loyola (Md.)

Kegan Ford
Frank Mitchell III

Men's Swimming and Diving | 11/16/2017 5:58:00 PM

WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017) – Coach Nicholas Askew and the Howard University Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving teams prepare for a pair of weekend meets, starting in Lewisburg, Pa. where the Bucknell University (BU) Bison await. Friday's prelims start 10 a.m., followed by finals at 6 p.m.
 
Fans can follow the action between HU and Bucknell via live stats.
 
Saturday, the Bison square off against Loyola (Md.). Meet time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
 
MEET PREVIEW
 
HOWARD
 
The men are riding a five-meet winning streak and off to their best start in a decade. Last week, sophomore Sidrell Williams led the way, placing first in five of the six events. For his efforts, he was selected Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Men's Swimmer of the Week Tuesday.
 
The women have won three straight, including last weekend's victories over Randolph-Macon and Barton College. Junior KaSandra Kaplan earned wins in numerous events, which led to her being named CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Week.
 
BUCKNELL
 
For the men, they look to get back on track after last Saturday's loss versus Navy, 86-189. BU (2-3) opened the season with a pair of losses, but rebounded with two conference wins over American, 201-82, and Lafayette, 184-113.
 
For the women, they suffered their first loss of the season against Navy, 120.5-177.5. Before that, BU opened the season winning four straight.
 
LOYOLA (Md.)
 
After opening the season with two wins, the men have went 2-2 in their last four meets. In their last meet, Loyola (4-2) knocked off VMI, 136.5-86.5.
 
The women enter with a 5-1 mark with their lone loss at Lehigh, 126-174. Before that setback, Loyola began the season 4-0.
 
LAST MEET
 
On the men's side, HU began the weekend with a pair of victories against Randolph-Macon, 122-82, and Hampden-Sydney, 149-55. Freshmen Jon Bendana and Tyrese Watkins earned the team's Golden Goggles, HU's most outstanding male performer of the meet.
 
On Nov. 11, the Bison earned its fifth victory in a row after defeating Barton College, 135-66. Freshman William Smith earned the team's Golden Goggles after placing first in the men's 50-yard breaststroke with a 27.75 time.
 
On the women's side, Howard picked up its first road win of the season at Randolph-Macon, 131-73. Freshman DeAngela Fobbs took home the team's Golden Googles after winning the women's 200-yard freestyle.
 
Last Saturday (Nov. 11), the squad won its third straight meet after a 119-81 victory over Barton. Kaplan and senior Summer Lewis took home the team's Golden Googles.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
 
On Dec. 1-2, HU goes to Chesterfield, Va. for the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Randolph-Macon College.
 
For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at www.HUBison.com.
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