Jan. 25, 2006
NORTON, Mass. - The Engineers dominated the stroke events and freshman Dan Lopez took first place on both boards as MIT rebounded from two heart-breaking losses with a 123-82 win over Wheaton College in men's swimming and diving.
Although MIT won eight individual events, the Engineers had only two multiple-event winners outside of Lopez's sweep in diving. Senior Matthieu Fuzellier propelled the Tech attack with commanding wins in the 200 free and 200 back, while sophomore Kalvin Kao also enjoyed a strong performance.
Freshman Udit Garg opened the individual scoring with a first-place finish in the 1000 free, leading an effective one-two punch as sophomore Harrison Hall closed in second. Fuzellier followed with his first win of the day, out-racing fellow fourth-year standout, Josiah Rosmarin in the 200 free. Although Rosmarin closed hard, Fuzellier's strong start secured the win as he hit the wall with a time of 1:47.75. Fuzellier would later win the 200 back by seven seconds.
MIT's advantage in depth was apparent during every race, including the 200 fly and 200 breast. Rookie Deke Hu paced a 1-2-3 sweep in the fly with a split of 2:02.00, while Kao led an impressive sweep in the 200 breast. Kao edged out Hu for the win (2:13.63), although junior Matt Angle and freshman Jeremy Chang finished just off the pace as MIT claimed the top four places despite only two seconds of separation.