For Immediate Release: October 25, 2008
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Swimming and Diving swept in dual meet at Boston University
Slesnick and Varanda both nab pair of individual wins in first scoring meet of the season

Complete Results...

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in their first scoring matches of the 2008-09 season at Boston University. The men fell to Boston University, 111-132, while the women were defeated by Boston University 56-187 and the University of Vermont 86.5-156.5.

Senior Brenno Varanda, and freshman Nolan Slesnick highlighted BU's efforts in the pool, each capturing a pair of individual wins. Varanda came in first in the 200 IM (1:57.29) and 200 breast (2:09.09). Slesnick touched first in the 1000 free (9:52.27) and 500 free (4:47.18) while adding a third place finish in the 200 IM (1:59.00).

Other individual winners for the men included junior Philip Dzieniszewski taking first in the 50 free (1.56), and junior Ziyad Rouhana wining the 200 fly (1:58.42).

On the boards, senior Ryan Graham took second place in both the one meter (254.70), and three meter boards (276.53). He was followed by freshman Nick Turner who placed fouth on the one meter (229.30), and three meter boards (264.90).

The women were highlighted by sophomore Amanda Ciccone who placed third in the 50 free (25.26), and fifth in the 100 free (55.17).

Other top finishers for the women were sophomore Lyndsi Worthington who finished third in the 200 back (2:11.02). Freshman Maria Mazzoni who placed fifth in the 200 free (2:00.98), and 6th in the 200 fly (2:16.74), and sophomore Brittany Detlef who touched fourth in the 200 fly (2:15.10).

On the boards senior Kate Hassfurter placed third on the three meter board with a score of 243.80, while freshman Morgan Neal came in fourth on the one meter (196.50).

The Bearcat men and women are back in the pool at UMBC on November 1st.

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