Men to face Wayne State tomorrow

After defeating two of the three teams who competed at the meet in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday and Saturday, the Eastern Michigan University men’s swimming and diving team is back in action at home this coming weekend and looking to use some of its momentum to defeat the Warriors of Wayne State University.

The Eagles are 2-3 overall and looking to improve that record with this home meet. The last meet before a Mid-American Conference contest, the Eagles will try to get another win under their wings before heading to the Conference Championships.

The last time the Eagles were in action at home was on Dec. 3, when they hosted the EMU Invitational, and the Men’s squad placed first for the 15th consecutive year. EMU defeated Wayne State at the Invitational 923.5 points to 665. The Eagles are looking to build on that last home victory and do well against the Warriors to defeat them a second time.

The Eagles have been improving as the season progresses, bouncing back from two straight losses to winning the Invitational and winning in Cincinnati.

Senior Troy Esentan summed it up well, saying, “We are always concentrating on the improvements we can make individually in addition to improvements make as a team throughout each day of practice. That’s what practice is for, improvement.”

Wayne State is 4-2 on the season and have victories over Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Calvin and Ashland. The Warriors are on a 3-meet winning streak and are trying to keep that streak alive with an upset on the road over the Eagles.

The action begins when the Eagles host the Warriors at Jones Natatorium on at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20.


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