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For Immediate Release: October 31, 2009
Contact: Ian Milne (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU women's swimming & diving defeats Vermont falls to Boston in first home meet

[Full Results...]

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted their first swim meet of the season on Saturday afternoon. The women defeated the University of Vermont 124-118, while both the men and the women fell to Boston University 106-135 and 99-138 respectively.

Freshman Tin Wai Siu placed first in the 200 fly (2:05.96) and second in the 200 free (1:54.42), while junior Amanda Ciccone claimed first in the 100 free (52.92) and second in the 50 free (23.79) to lead the women.

Freshman Melissa Lindahl touched second in the 200 back (2:10.14) while fellow freshmen Caitlin Nelson and Olivia Baczek came in fourth in the 50 free (25.40) and fourth in the 200 back (2:11.96) respectively. Junior Brittany Detlef also took fourth in the 200 fly (2:13.30).

On the boards, junior Liz Eposito claimed fifth on the three-meter with a score of 187.15, just ahead of sophmore teammate Morgan Neal (186.60).

Junior Jason Chen led the men, winning the 200 IM in a time of 1:56.96 and placing second in the 200 back (1:56.83).

Freshman Josh Saccurato was the other Bearcat on the men's team to touch first, taking the 200 fly (1:59.73) while placing fourth in the 200 IM (2:02.15). Sophomore Joe Perez-Rogers touched second in the 50 free (22.07) and the 100 free (48.36).

Freshmen David Gleason took second in the 200 free (1:44.57) and third in the 100 free (48.59). Sophomore Nolan Slesnick placed third in the 200 breast (2:13.03) and senior Ziyad Rouhana placed second in the 200 fly (2:00.10)

Sophomore Nick Turner won both boards for the men, taking the one-meter with a score of 273.85 and the three-meter with 308.60 points. Senior Bob Nolte placed third on both boards.

"On the women's side, it was unbelievable. From top to bottom, the team was ready to go. They were excited and they knew it was going to be close. Everybody had a role, this was one of those meets where it was so close it matters who is scoring the fifth place points. We were down five points going into the last relay; whoever won that race would win the meet between Vermont and Binghamton. I'm impressed," said head coach Sean Clark after the meet. "For the men we knew it would be a tough go, we've got a lot of young guys. We swam well but they are more experienced. We've got a ways to go."

The Bearcat men and women hit the road and travel to take on UMass next Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m.

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