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BU Men fall at UMass, 189-125
Juniors Josh Saccurato and Tim Cabasino record victories for second straight day
November 5, 2011Tweet
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AMHERST, Mass. - After the final two sessions of a two-day dual meet, the Binghamton swimming and diving program was handed a pair of defeats by Massachusetts, Saturday afternoon at Joseph Rogers Pool. The men fell 189-125 and the women were defeated 185.5-133.5. The BU women posted three individual winners, while the men had a pair of first-place finishes.
“It was pretty exciting to watch our team compete today and put up a good showing,” head coach Sean Clark said. “I thought we swam incredibly well, but the home team prevailed in style. We swam tough all weekend long and really had some good performances to be proud of. UMass began to put some separation between us in the third session, but we showed that we have no quit competing hard until the end. It was really good to see our younger swimmer had some low times.”
On day two freshman Corinne Zotter had a strong effort in the pool winning the 100 breast (1:06.96) and touching second in the 200 breast (2:25.21). The Vestal grad recorded the third fastest time in the 200 breast and the fourth fastest in the 100 breast in BU’s program history. Junior Tiffany Siu followed up a solid day one with a win in the 200 fly (2:07.51) and a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:55.40). Classmate Olivia Baczek was Binghamton’s other winner on the day, taking the 100 back in a time of 1:00.64.
On the boards for the women, freshman Imani Williams and junior Jenna Easton finished two-three in the three-meter dive.
Juniors Josh Saccurato and Tim Cabasino followed up wins on day one with a pair of victories on day two. Saccurato glided to a first-place finish in the 200 fly (1:58.19), while Cabasino touched first in the 100 free (48.28). Cabasino also finished third in the 100 breast, swimming a lifetime best time of 1:00.61. The quartet of Cabasino, seniors Dan Feeley and Nolan Slesnick and freshman Leo Wright claimed first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:17.31.
In the final men’s diving event, the meter board, freshman Devin Zdanowski and juniors Justin Mattison and Anthony Foiles place third-fourth-fifth.
Binghamton returns to the pool, with the home opener against Drexel on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Last season, the Bearcats swept the Dragons in Philadelphia.
The Binghamton swimming and diving program completed day one of a two-day dual meet at the University of Massachusetts, Friday night at Joseph Rogers Pool. BU, in their second dual meet in the state of Massachusetts (Boston U. last weekend) in as many weeks, posted three individual winners and one relay victory on the day. The Binghamton men trail UMass 54-39, while the women are behind 53.5-39.5. Part two of the dual meet begins tomorrow with a pair of sessions, the first beginning at 10 a.m. with the final portion commencing at 2 p.m.
“To get off the bus and perform that well really showed our toughness,” head coach Sean Clark said. “We had some really great performances on both sides,so that was good to see. “It’s an intense meet and both teams are competing hard. We are focused and looking forward to tomorrow.”
Day one started off with fireworks as the first event, the women’s 200 medley relay, finished in a tie. The foursome of freshmen Shannon Lampe, Corinne Zotter and Caitlin Kelly and junior Tiffany Siu touched simultaneously with the quartet from UMass in a time of 1:49.06. Siu was also an individual winner on the day, placing first in the 1000 free (10:37.96). Classmate Karissa Gorman touched third in the event to earn BU significant points.
Other notable performances by the women were put in by a pair of freshmen, in Kelly and Karina Hain. Kelly, earning her first collegiate victory last weekend (50 free), swam to a second-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 24.37, a hair faster than last week’s time of 24.39. Kelly was just out-touched by UMass’ freshman Zoe Judd with a time of 24.28. Hain also had a second-place result, finishing with a time of 2:12.99 in the 200 IM. Senior captain Jenna Easton finished second in the meter dive for the Bearcats with a score of 225.07.
The BU men had a couple of juniors swim to first-place finishes. Classmates Josh Saccurato and Tim Cabasino each earned victories Friday night, as Saccurato won the 200 IM (1:57.80) and Cabasino took the win in the 50 free (21.71). Another junior, Andrew Ellman, placed right behind Saccurato in the 200 IM giving BU the one-two finish. Freshman Devin Zdanowski finished second on the three-meter board (280.20), while junior Justin Mattison took third (221.40).