Jan. 14, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming & diving teams fell to Maine on Saturday, January 14 at Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. On the women's side, the Friars fell, 186-112. The men's team was defeated 156.5-137.5.
The Friar women finished first in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2:08.32. Three of the four swimmers in the relay for the were freshmen, including Kelly O'Neill, Leia Federiconi and Meredith Pramer. Junior Samantha Schlich was the lone upperclassmen of the group.
In the 200-meter freestyle, sophomore Jill Mullany finished first (2:13.60) and Schlich placed second (2:13.69). Schlich went on to claim a win in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:01.59.
The men's team dominated the 100-meter backstroke as a trio of Friars touched the wall ahead of Maine. Freshman John Fatigati took first place (1:02.84), while sophomores Conner Lui (1:03.45) and Kenny Savage (1:03.59) placed second and third, respectively. Fatigati and Savage went on to finish first and second, respectively, in the 200-meter backstroke. Fatigati finished in a time of 2:12.55, while Savage hit the wall at 2:13.48. The duo also placed one-two in the 200 meter IM. Fatigati completed the event in 2:12.17, followed by Savage with a time of 2:17.39.
Sophomore Mickey Luiz topped the field in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 25.38. He finished a fraction of a second ahead of Maine's Caleb Hoffman, who touched the wall at 25.93. Freshman Jimmy Butler captured the 100-meter freestyle event with a time of 56.55.
Junior Ben Kardian captured the first of two 1-meter men's diving event with 299.85 points, while junior Allie Black finished ahead of the field in the first of two women's 1-meter dives with 257.10 points. The duo also topped the field in the second round of 1-meter diving events. Black compiled 253.65 points, while Kardian totaled 288.37 points.
The Friars will return to action on January 21 against Villanova. The meet is scheduled to begin at Noon and will take place in Villanova, Pa.
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