The Crimson will rest after the sweep, looking forward to HYP at the end of Jan. (Gil Talbot)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Looking to continue its roll through the 2014-15 dual season, the Harvard men's swimming and diving program did just that, as the Crimson (7-0, 5-0 Ivy) swept both Brown and Penn on Saturday evening. Harvard defeated the Bears, 237-63, and the Quakers, 190-108.
Harvard picked up 13 wins in the 16 events on the day, including an impressive four total wins out of freshman Steven Tan. Classmate Shane McNamara picked up three victories between the lanes, while Spenser Goodman, Christian Carbone and diver Mike Mosca each had a pair of victories.
Tan and McNamara combined with Koya Osada and Paul O'Hara for the day's first win in the 200 medley relay. The quartet swam a combined 1:30.34 to take first, while Jack Manchester, Eric Ronda, Jacob Luna and Griffin Schumacher placed third just under a second behind them in a thrilling finish.
From there, Harvard went on a roll, taking the next six events in style. Goodman took the top spot in the 200 free (1:39.45), before Tan placed first (50.23) in the 100 back – just ahead of Mitchell Foster in second. Then McNamara took the top billing in the 100 breaststroke (55.54) and Carbone took home the 200 fly in 1:50.88. Soon after, Griffin Schumacher led the way for a slew of Crimson in the speedy 50 free, claiming yet another win in the event with a 20.42 clip, out in front of the likes of O'Hara, Max Yakubovich and Ed Kim.
On the boards, Mosca led the charge for the Crimson on the successful day in the diving well. The senior collected his first win of the day on the 1-meter with a collective 357.00 effort, later to be followed by an impressive outing on the 1-meter, scoring a 409.45 to take first again. Once again, both David Pfeifer and Bobby Ross were not far behind with their efforts on both boards with their set of dives.
Tan played a part in two of the final three victories for Harvard, taking the 100 fly in 48.95, followed by a first place finish in the 400 free relay along with Yakubovich, Kim and Goodman.
With the victories, the Crimson takes a week off of competition before the vaunted H-Y-P meet on Jan. 30-31 at Blodgett Pool.