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For Immediate Release: September 3, 2009
Contact: Ian Milne (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

BU swimming and diving announces 2009-10 schedule
Bearcats open season October 3 with Green/White Scrimmage

2009-10 Men's Schedule
2009-10 Women's Schedule

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Five home dates at the Patricia A. Saunders '65 Aquatic Center highlight the Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving schedule for the 2009-10 season, as announced by head coach Sean Clark.

The Bearcats open the season with the annual Green and White intrasquad scrimmage exhibition meet on October 3, before heading to Buffalo for a third straight year to compete at the Western NY Invitational October 10.

The Bearcats host their first meet of the season when Boston University comes to town on October 31. In addition to facing the Terriers, the women will also compete against the Vermont women in double-dual action. The Boston men claimed runner-up honors at last year's conference meet, while the Boston women were the 2009 Champions.

The Bearcats will also entertain Drexel (November 14), Buffalo (January 18), Colgate (January 23) and conference rival Stony Brook (February 6) to round out the home schedule.

Binghamton first heads out on the road to face a strong UMass program that graduated just two seniors last year after winning their third straight Atlantic 10 Championship. The Bearcats will be looking to grab a win after the Minutemen have swept dual competitions in each of the team's meetings over the last three seasons.

The Bearcats will be on the road for five of their ten dual competitions in 2009-10. The Bearcats do not face an America East opponent on the road, instead traveling to Marist (November 21), Cornell (December 5), St. Bonaventure (January 16) and Niagara (January 31).

The 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships will be held for the second straight year at Boston University's Aquatic Center on February 25-28.

"We have another tough schedule facing us again this year. On the men's side we're facing the top 2 teams from the A-10 (UMass and St. Bonaventure) as well as the America East runners-up, Boston U. Things don't get any easier with Cornell from the Ivy League and a strong U at Buffalo squad," head coach Sean Clark said concerning the men's schedule. "With a full half of our team being freshman, our youth will have to grow up quickly. We'll have to be at the top of our game to compete for some dual meet victories."

"Our women should be more competitive with a few of our opponents. We expect some good contests with Drexel, Siena, Niagara, and Stony Brook. We're still looking to gain ground on the America East Champions-- Boston U, the Patriot League Champions--Colgate, and MAAC runners-up Marist," head coach Sean Clark commented on the women's schedule. "Another solid freshman class will continue to push us in the right direction."

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