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Swimming & Diving Falls To Defending Champs Boston University
Senior Tim Cabasino and Sophomore Corinne Zotter record multiple victories on the day
October 27, 2012
Contact: Terrence Lollie (email@example.com)
VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton swimming and diving program opened its season hosting defending America East champions Boston University, Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The BU men fell 168-132, while the women were defeated 183-116.
“I thought we were ready to perform at a high level,” head coach Sean Clark said. “We’ve trained hard all preseason and we were just ready to welcome in the new season. There were some outstanding performances and I thought we were competitive across the board. I really liked what I saw out there today.”
A pair of Bearcats displayed good early-season form swimming to multiple victories on the day. All-conference performer Tim Cabasino earned three first-place finishes on the day for the men, while reigning America East champion in the 100 breast, Corinne Zotter swept the breaststroke events for the women.
Cabasino led the men with wins in the 50 (21.55) and 100 free (48.01) as well as the 100 fly (52.14), scoring 27 points for the Bearcats. Freshman Brian McKenna touched second in the 50 free with a time of 21.67 to give BU the one-two finish. Cabasino, a senior captain, had a banner day with his first-ever three victory dual meet.
Sophomore diver Devin Zdanowski had a productive day on the boards, winning the one meter and three meter diving events. An all-conference performer on the three meter board, Zdanowski won with a score of 291.90 on the three meter and 263.02 on the one meter. Senior Justin Mattison placed second on the three meter board with a score of 247.65.
Strong performances were put in by several freshmen as Kevin Ling, Andrew Duszynski, Eric Farm and Pat Kilgallen all had top-three finishes. Ling swam to a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 (1:00.36) and 200 breast (2:12.79). Classmate Tom Cummings touched in the same time in the 100 breast as the two tied for second. Duszynski recorded a second and third place showing in the 200 free (1:46.56) and 500 free (4:51.07), respectively. Farm finished second in the 100 back (53.07), while Kilgallen did the same in the 500 free (4:50.61).
The women came out on fire, surprising the reigning conference champs in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Melissa Lindahl, Zotter, Shannon Lampe and Caitlin Kelly out touched Boston’s foursome by .12 with a time of 1:49.00.
Zotter finished first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.04, while senior Karissa Gorman placed second in the event, for a one-two BU finish. Zotter, a Vestal native, also won the 200 breast in impressive fashion with a time of 2:26.33.
Kelly was Binghamton’s other winner, cruising to a victory in the 50 free with a lifetime best time of 24.03. She also took second in the 100 free, finishing in a time of 53.87. Senior captain Olivia Baczek was right behind Kelly in the 50 free, touching with a time of 25.21 for a second-place finish.
Sophomore diver Imani Williams produced a pair of second-place showings on the one and three meter boards. Her main competitor, Melinda Matyas, the conference record holder in both events took first in the two dives.
Binghamton is back in action next Friday (Nov. 2) and Saturday (Nov. 3) as they welcome Massachusetts to the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center for a two-day dual meet. The competition is scheduled to begin with a short-session on Friday at 5 p.m. and continue on Saturday at 10 a.m.