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Massachusetts Glides Past Swimming & Diving
Men fall 191-126, women were defeated 196.5-122.5; Four Bearcats were victorious on the day
November 1, 2012Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton swimming and diving program wrapped up its two-day dual meet with Massachusetts, Saturday afternoon from the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. In their second home dual in as many weeks, the Bearcats were defeated 191-126 on the men’s side while the women fell 196.5-122.5. It was the seventh straight season that Binghamton and UMass have met, the Alma mater of BU head coach Sean Clark.
Binghamton produced a pair of winners on each side Saturday as Tim Cabasino, Brian McKenna, Corinne Zotter and Melissa Lindahl all swam to first-place finishes. Cabasino won the 100 fly (51.19) while McKenna used a strong swim in the 100 back (52.53) to hold off defending Atlantic 10 champion Hao Luong. The freshman from Flushings also placed second in the 100 free (48.00). Zotter continued her dominance of the breaststroke events, winning the 100 breast in a time of 1:05.65 before touching second in the 200 breast (2:26.18). Lindahl, a senior captain, cruised to a victory in the 200 back with a time of 2:08.87 while also placing second in the 100 back (1:00.09).
The men received strong performances from Tommy Cummings, Andrew Ellman and Kevin Ling, each recording a second-place finish. Cummings was Binghamton’s top finisher in the 400 IM with a time of 4:18.13. He also claimed a third place showing in the 200 breast (2:12.40). Ling, who was second in the 200 breast (2:11.80), took third in the 100 breast (1:00.96). Ellman cruised to a second-place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.11.
For the women, Caitlin Kelly and Karissa Gorman swam to second-place finishes each. Kelly, following her victory in the 50 free on Friday night, claimed second in the 100 free with a time of 53.73. Gorman took second in the 1000 free, finishing in a time of 10:52.44. Freshman Haley Rice also had a solid day, recording a pair of third place finishes in the 100 and 200 fly.
On the boards, Justin Mattison and Devin Zdanowski finished third and fourth, respectively in the three meter dive. Sophomore Imani Williams was Binghamton’s top performer on the women’s side, placing fourth on the one meter board.
The Bearcats will hit the road for the first time of 2012 when they travel to Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 11 for a contest with Colonial Athletic member Drexel. The competition is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. from the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Last season, the women won 194-97 while the men fell 170-128.
DAY ONE RECAP:
The Binghamton swimming and diving team completed day one of its dual meet with Massachusetts, Friday night from the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The men currently trail the defending Atlantic 10 champions by just two points, 47-45, while the women are behind 56-38, after four events. Day two commences Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with a full slate of events.
“I thought we had a great start tonight,” head coach Sean Clark said. “We were extremely competitive and raced pretty evenly with a great program all evening. We’re excited to get going again tomorrow and continue to perform well.”
Both Binghamton squads turned in a pair of individual and relay victories on the evening. The women started off the meet in impressive fashion with a record-breaking performance in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of Melissa Lindahl, Corinne Zotter, Shannon Lampe and Caitlin Kelly won the race in a time of 1:47.65, almost a full second better than the previous record. The men followed suit with an exciting victory in the same event. During the last leg freshman Brian McKenna tracked down the UMass swimmer and out touched him by .04. Joining McKenna on the victorious 200 medley relay team was Eric Farm, Kevin Ling and Tim Cabasino.
Cabasino and Kelly were the two individual winners for the Bearcats Friday night. Each touched first in the 50 free, notching back-to-back wins in the event after both glided to victory last week against Boston University. Cabasino, a senior captain, barely edged out McKenna with a time of 21.51 holding the freshman off by .01. The Cabasino-McKenna tandem has finished one-two for the second straight meet after duplicating last weekend’s effort. Kelly cruised to her second straight win of the year in the 50 free with a time of 24.27.
In the 500 free the trio of Patrick Kilgallen, Emmett Jacobi and Andrew Duszynski finished third-fourth-fifth, earning significant points for the Bearcats. The women’s top performer was freshman Taryn McLauglin with a time of 5:15.61, finishing in fourth.
Freshman Tommy Cummings led the charge in the 200 IM, touching second with a time of 1:57.73. On the women’s side, Lampe was BU’s top finisher, placing third with a time of 2:14.21.
In the lone diving event, Justin Mattison and Devin Zdanowski finished third and fourth, respectively on the one meter board. Sophomore Imani Williams took third for the women in the three meter dive with a score of 217.72.