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Swimming and Diving Earns Split Against Drexel Saturday
Women's team captures first victory of the season over Dragons 159-141
November 9, 2013Tweet
Vestal, N.Y.— The Binghamton women’s swimming and diving team defeated Drexel for the fifth straight time, winning by a team score of 159-141 and the men dropped to 0-2 with a 161-137 loss on Saturday from Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center on the campus of Binghamton University.
“I was particularly impressed with the balance of our women’s side today,” head coach Sean Clark said after the meet. “From top-to-bottom I think we performed strongly against a team who matches well with our program. Getting fast times out of Selina Ng in the butterfly and receiving a pair of victories from seniors Racquel Giner and Lauren Flower certainly helped our cause in picking up our first win.”
The Bearcats touched first a total of seven times for the women and six for the men. Sophomore Selina Ng had a good afternoon, racking up a pair of victories in BU’s first home meet of the season. The Farmingdale, N.Y. native finished first in the 100 and 200 fly, setting a personal-best time of 58.56 in the 100. Junior Corinne Zotter also performed well, finishing first in the 200 breast and came just shy of setting a pool record with a time of 1:05.42 in the 100 breast.
For the second straight weekend, sophomore Andrew Duszynski left his mark on the distance events. He swept both the 500 and 1000 races on Saturday, just narrowly missing out on a career-best time in the 500 (9:53.38). Sophomore sprinter Brian McKenna took both the 50 and 100 free heats; his second and third victories of the early 2013-14 campaign.
Junior Shannon Lampe won the 500 free with a time of 5:13.88 and also finished just behind teammate Racquel Giner in the 200 IM. Giner, who currently holds the fifth fastest BU time in the 200 IM, finished with a time of 2:13.01 to secure her first victory of the season.
Other individual winners on the women’s side were Caitlin Kelly (50 free) and Lauren Flower (1000 free). Binghamton never trailed on Saturday, beginning with their 200 medley relay win that kicked off the home opener. The foursome of Claudia Coccaro, Zotter, Ng and Kelly produced BU’s first 11 points as they held on for their ninth all-time victory over the CAA school.
Junior diver Devin Zdanowski was terrific on both the 3M and 1M boards Saturday, taking each event fairly handily. The upperclassmen from Rochester won the 1-M with a combined score of 259.73 and tallied a season-best score of 290.48 on the 3-meter board.
Freshman Ruan Zorgman won the 200 breast and collected a top-10 program time (2:09.28) in the process. Senior captain Collin Figus registered the men’s final win of the afternoon, clocking a time of 1:59.00 in the 200 IM.
“Our men gave them (Drexel) all they could handle, they just simply out-pointed us,” Clark explained. “Andrew (Duszynski) swam beautifully in the distance events and continues to excel. In the sprints, Brian McKenna lit up the pool once again with some fast times and our freshman Ruan Zorgman won another event for us today, giving us a glimpse into a promising future with this team.”
Up next on the schedule for the Bearcats is a trip Lewisburg, Pa. to compete in the Bucknell Invitational on Nov. 22-24.