Jan. 18, 2013
BANGOR, MAINE –The Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving team were swept by the Maine Black Bears on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Bangor, Maine. The men’s team fell 191-85 while the women’s team was defeated 184-109.
Sophomore Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) collected victories in the 200y freestyle (1:47.68) and the 100y freestyle (49.41), while junior Michael Luiz (New Bedford, Mass.) found victory lane in the 50y freestyle, finishing in 23.01s. Senior Chris Morales (Ridgewood, N.J.) would go on to win the 200y IM, completing the heat in 2:08.13. Luis, Tse, sophomore James Butler (Medfield, Mass.) and junior Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) would combine to take first-place in the 200y freestyle relay with their time of 1:32.06.
On the women’s side, sophomore Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) collected a pair of second place finishes in the 100y breaststroke (1:09.99) and the 200y breaststroke (2:31.74). Federiconi also earned the victory in the 200y IM, finishing in 2:17.81. Senior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) and junior Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) would finish second and third respectively in the 50y freestyle and the 100y freestyle. Schlich collected times of 25.66s and 55.17s, while Mullany came in at 25.67 and 55.56s. Sophomore Kelly O’Neill (Rye, N.Y.) took second place in the 200y backstroke, finishing in 2:14.64. Schlich, Mullany, O’Neill and senior Erin Nanna (Westwood, Mass.) won the 200y freestyle relay in 1:43.21
Senior Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) took second place in the first 1m diving competition, collecting 244.10 points and first in the second 1m diving meet, earning 250.25 points.
The men’s swimming and diving team will host the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. The meet is schedule to begin at 11:00 a.m. Both teams will compete in their final home meet of the season the following Saturday, Jan. 26 when they host the Holy Cross Crusaders at 11:00 a.m.
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