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For Immediate Release: January 14, 2011
Contact: Terrence Lollie (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

BU swimming & diving swept by Buffalo
Bearcats have tough time on road with second meet in two days

Results

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University swimming and diving program had a rough day Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, N.Y. The men fell 145-87 while the women were defeated 138-96. It is just the second loss for the women (4-2), as the men move back to .500 (3-3) on the season.

Sophomore Tiffany Siu and Senior Danielle Gallo were the lone winners for the Bearcats Saturday afternoon. Siu touched first in the 200 IM in a time of 2:09.30. Gallo swam to victory in the 200 breast with a time of 2:30.00.

Senior Amanda Ciccone finished second in the 50 free (24.30) as she helped Binghamton score points, swimming legs on the first place 200 free relay team and the second place 400 medley relay team. Joining Ciccone on the victorious 200 free relay team was Olivia Baczek, Caitlin Nelson, and Maria Mazzoni. The foursome touched first in the time of 1:39.57. Baczek also finished second in the 200 back (2:10.48).

On the boards for BU, senior Liz Esposito won the three-meter board with a score of 200.77. The Bearcats would go on to sweep the event with Junior Morgan Neal placing second (182.25) and Sarah Kupferberg finishing third (158.70). Neal also won the meter board with a score of 255.07.

Freshman Colin Figus was the sole winner on the day for the men. Figus swam to the first collegiate victory of his career Saturday, winning the 200 breast with a time of 2:15.27. Giving BU the one-two finish in the event was Nolan Slesnick who finished the race in a time of 2:22.05. Slesnick also placed second in the 1650 free, finishing in a time of 16:46.39.

Sophomore Devon Byrt swam to a second place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:56.53. Sophomore Josh Saccurato claimed a third place finish in the 200 IM (1:57.94) as Freshman John Pangal followed up his first collegiate victory Friday, by touching third in the 200 fly (2:00.88).

Anthony Foiles won the three-meter board with a score of 224.92 while Justin Mattison took second with a score of 202.05. The foursome of Jason Chen, Tim Cabasino, Joe Perez-Rogers and Phil Dzieniszewski closed the day for BU on a high note winnning the 200 free relay in a time of 1:26.22

The swimming and diving program returns to action Friday Jan. 21 as they travel to Olean, N.Y. to take on Atlantic-10 member St. Bonaventure. The Bearcats then turnaround and return home the next day to host Colgate and Vermont on Saturday Jan. 22.

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