For Immediate Release: November 3, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Swimming & Diving falls to defending league champion UMBC
Diving squads lead BU's efforts against visiting Retrievers

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming diving squads each dropped their respective dual meets against defending America East champions UMBC on Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The Retriever men were victorious by a 170-127 margin, while the Retriever women came out on top by a score of 172-125.

Freshman backstroker Lyndsi Worthington (Leawood, Kan.) and junior diver Kate Hassfurter (Horseheads, N.Y.) were both double-event winners to lead the BU women's efforts on the afternoon.

Worthington took the 100-back in 1:01.84 and capped off her day with a victory in the 200-back (2:15.58). Her time in the 100-back is the fourth-fastest in school history. The Kansas native has gotten off to a quick start in her first collegiate season with a team-high three individual wins.

Hassfurter earned first-place honors in both diving events, taking the 1-meter with 225.37 points and the 3-meter board with a total of 240.82.

Freshmen Kelsey Anderson (Penfield, N.Y.) and
Brittany Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.) contributed runner-up performances for the Bearcat women. Anderson finished second in the 500-free (5:27.99) while Detlef touched just 0.43 seconds off the pace in the 100 fly (1:00.64).

On the men's side, senior Matt Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) and junior Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) made it a clean sweep for the Binghamton diving squad as the Bearcat men swept both boards as well. Russo took home top honors on the 3-meter board (234.07), while Graham won the 1-meter event (277.72).

Joe Rogan (Ithaca, N.Y.) and juniors Andrew Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) each recorded individual wins during the meet as well.

Rogan earned the second victory of his collegiate career, winning the 50-free (22.27), while Palumbo and Varanda were winners in the 100-breast (1:00.21) and 200-IM (1:58.53), respectively. Varanda now has five individual wins on the season to lead the men's side.

Junior Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.) finished .04 seconds off the pace in the 100-free, taking second-place honors with a time of 48.54.

The men's 400-free relay squad of Rogan, Koralewski, freshman Jason Chen (Livingston, N.J.) and junior Sean Lorenz (Norwich, N.Y.) helped BU close out the meet on a strong note, touching in first-place with a time of 3:13.85.

The Bearcats host defending Atlantic-10 Champions UMass on Sunday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
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