For Immediate Release: November 20, 2010
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Phone: 607-777-2956

BU swimming & diving sweeps Marist
Bearcat women start season 3-0 for first time since 2002-03


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- For the second straight week the swimming and diving program swept its dual meet opponent. The Binghamton men (2-1) defeated Marist, 166-125, while the women (3-0) won by the margin of 167-133. It is the first time since the 2002-03 season that the women got off to a 3-0 start.

"We had a beautiful effort today on both sides," head coach Sean Clark said. "We had a tough week of training in the pool, so it was a pleasant surprise to see we could motivate ourselves. The team swims well at home and it showed today. Our leadership is outstanding and I'm truly proud of how we performed today."

The women were led by the ultra-fast trio of Amanda Ciccone, Olivia Baczek and Tiffany Siu. For the third straight week all three have won multiple event. The men used senior leadership to secure it's second consecutive win. Jason Chen and Phil Dzieniszewski both won two events apiece for the Bearcats while swimming legs on victorious relay teams.

On the women's side, Ciccone and Siu touched first in three different events. Ciccone won the 200 free (1:53.19), 50 free (24.11) and 200 IM (2:08.68). Siu swam to victory in the 200 fly (2:04.81), 100 fly (57.81) and 100 free (53.43). Baczek swept the two backstroke events with times of 1:00.17 in the 100 and 2:08.47 in the 200. She also touched second just behind Ciccone in the 50 free, giving BU the one-two finish. All three women swam a leg on the first-place 400 free relay, which finished in a time of 3:36.87.

Danielle Gallo was the only other winner on the day for the Bearcats, though their depth helped earn the victory. Gallo won the 100 breast in a time of 1:07.92 and finished second in the 200 breast (2:28.90). Brittany Detlef and Caitlin Nelson both finished second behind Siu in the 200 fly and 100 free, respectively.

On the boards for Binghamton, junior Jenna Easton finished with a pair of second-place showings in the meter and three-meter dive. Morgan Neal and Liz Esposito both secured important points for the Bearcats with their performances.

The men had several winners on the day, including a pair of sweeps in two events. The men finished one-two-three in the 50 free and 100 breast. Dzieniszewski took the 50 free in a time of 21.64 and was followed by sophomores David Gleason and Tim Cabasino. Chen placed first in the 100 breast with a lifetime best time of 1:00.66, while Andrew Ellman and Josh Saccurato followed close behind.

Cabasino and Gleason were winners themselves on Saturday, touching first in the 200 breast (2:17.44) and 100 free (47.47), respectively. Freshman Morgan Lloyd earned his first collegiate victory after winning the 200 fly in the time of 1:59.47. Fellow classmate, John Pangal touched just after Lloyed for the one-two finish.

Chen and Dzieniszewski also finished first in the 200 back (1:54.78) and 100 fly (53.15), respectively. Juniors Joe Perez-Rogers and Nolan Slesnick were also victorious, with Perez-Rogers winning the 100 back (51.53) and Slesnick taking the 1000 free (9:57.77). The men won both relay races on the day, placing first in the 200 medley (1:34.04) and 400 free relays (3:15.35).

Sophomore Anthony Foiles dove to a pair of second place finishes on the meter (229.20) and three-meter (239.18) boards for Binghamton.

Binghamton is off until Saturday, Dec. 4 when they will welcome Cornell to the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The women will be looking for their first-ever 4-0 start in its Division I history. The meet is scheduled to begin at noon.

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