Men’s Swimming and Diving Welcomes Boston College to Blodgett Pool Saturday

Bobby Ross placed seventh on the one-meter board at NCAA Zones (Gil Talbot).
Bobby Ross placed seventh on the one-meter board at NCAA Zones (Gil Talbot).
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No. 21 Harvard (8-0, 3-0 Ivy)
vs. Boston College
Jan. 21, 2017
3 p.m.
Blodgett Pool
Ivy League Digital Network
Chris Marshall

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – One month out from hosting the Ivy League Championship Meet, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team will welcome local foe Boston College to Blodgett Pool Saturday, Jan. 21. The meet is slated for a 3 p.m. start and can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Last Time Out
Harvard improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Ivy League this season, downing Penn and Brown in Philadelphia last weekend. The Crimson posted winning scores of 206-88 over the Quakers and 226-74 over the Bears. Harvard was dominant throughout the meet, winning all but one event.

National Rankings
Harvard moved up to No. 21 this week in the CSCAA Coaches poll released Jan. 18. The Crimson had been No. 23 prior to its victories over Penn and Brown. Harvard is the only Ivy League school in the poll or receiving votes.

Related Link: CSCAA Men's Division I Poll

Winning Ways
Since taking over as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving prior to the 2013-14 season, Kevin Tyrrell has led the Crimson to a 34-3 dual meet record, one Ivy League Championship and two runner-up finishes. With wins over Boston College Saturday and Yale Feb. 5, Tyrrell would complete his second undefeated regular season. He led Harvard to a 9-0 record in 2014-15.

Scouting Boston College
The Eagles have won their last three dual meets, defeating Tufts and Williams on the road, while beating Marist at home. Tuesday night against the Jumbos, Boston College posted a 218-139 victory.

Saturday will mark the first meeting in the pool between Harvard and Boston College.

Up Next
The Crimson will have about two weeks to prepare for the meet at Yale Feb. 4-5. Harvard will host the Ivy League Championship Meet Feb. 22-25.