For Immediate Release: November 7, 2009
Contact: Ian Milne (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Junior Amanda Ciccone wins three as swimming & diving falls to UMass on the road

[Full Results...]

AMHERST, Mass. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to UMass on Saturday afternoon at the Joseph R. Rogers Pool. The men were downed 182-117 while the women fell 171-107.

The women started off strong winning the 200 medley relay as juniors Lyndsi Worthington, Allyce Brand, Brittany Detlef and Amanda Ciccone teamed up to touch first with a time of 1:50.54, just six hundredths of a second in front of the nearest Minutewomen challengers.

Junior Amanda Ciccone was easily the top Bearcat performer of the meet, continuing her winning ways by winning the 200 free (1:54.48), the 50 free (24.12) and the 100 free (52.46).

Freshman Melissa Lindahl also won for the Bearcats, touching first in the 200 back (2:10.67) while placing third in the 100 back (1:01.81).

Also placing for the women, junior Allyce Brand took second in the 100 free (54.66) and third in the 100 breast (1:08.28).

Freshman Olivia Baczek placed second in the 200 back with a time of 2:10.72. Junior Brittany Detlef touched second in the 200 fly (2:14.40) and third in the 100 fly (1:01.16). Senior Rita Brodfuehrer claimed second in the 100 fly (1:00.58) and third in the 200 fly (2:14.65)

Sophomore Maria Mazzoni claimed third in the 500 free (5:20.16) and junior Kelsey Anderson took third in the 1000 free (10:56.88). Sophomore Tricia Alejandro took third in the 200 IM (2:17.10).

On the boards, junior Liz Eposito claimed second on the three-meter with a score of 179.25. Sophomore Morgan Neal took third on the three-meter (145.19) and fourth on the one-meter (169.50).

Junior Jason Chen led the men with two individual wins. He took first in the 200 back (1:56.12), first in the 200 IM (1:58.98) and second in the 200 free 1:45.27

Sophomore Joe Perez-Rogers picked up another win for the men in the 100 back with a time of 51.83. Perez-Rogers also took third in the 100 free (47.94).

Also placing for the men, sophomore Nolan Slesnick touched second in the 1000 free 10:02.47 as well as the 500 free (4:54.52). Freshman Josh Saccurato took second in the 200 fly 1:59.97.

Freshmen Andrew Ellman and Jon Dinces each took a third place finish, clocking in at 2:18.79 in the 200 breast and 4:55.62 in the 500 free respectively.

Freshman David Gleason placed third in the 200 free 1:46.20 as well as in the 200 back (1:57.49).

On the boards sophomore Nick Turner claimed third on the three-meter board (273.38).

The Bearcat men and women return home to face Drexel next Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.

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