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Axemen fall short by 10 points in defeating Tigers

Axemen fall short by 10 points in defeating Tigers

HALIFAX, N.S. – The dominant men's swim team at Dalhousie had a challenger this past weekend in Halifax. The Axemen swim team fell short by 9.5 points in matching the Tigers' output in the AUS's last regular season swim meet of the season.

The Acadia swim team finished second in combined points and the Axewomen finished fourth in the women's competition – the lowest this season.

The men's team battled hard all weekend and came within a hair's breath of winning.," noted head coach Gary Macdonald.

The Axemen captured gold in the only two men's relay events this past weekend including the 400m Medley and 400m Freestyle.

On the women's side, Kelsea Vessey grabbed a silver finish in the 400m Freestyle and bronze in the 200m Freestyle.

"Looking ahead to AUS, the ladies faired well, but missed their team Captain Ali MacEachern and her dominance due to sickness. Both teams are looking ahead to two weeks of hard work and then a big rest going into AUS," said Macdonald.

The Axewomen and Axemen will spend the next three weeks preparing for the AUS championship hosted by UNB in Saint John, N.B.

Medal Summary:

Adam Deutsch
Silver – 200m Individual Medley
Gold – 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke

Brett Liem
Silver – 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke
Gold – 100m Freestyle

Walter Guiscardo
Bronze – 50m Backstroke

Ben Henger
Silver – 50m, 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke

Patrick Henger
Gold – 100m Butterfly

Chris Johnson
Bronze – 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke

Isaiah Grambo
Bronze – 50m Butterfly

Benito Di Nizio
Bronze – 200m Backstroke

Jessica Pelletier
Silver – 50m Backstroke

Kelsea Vessey
Silver – 400m Freestyle
Bronze – 200m Freestyle

Hannah Doiron
Bronze – 200m Breaststroke