Feb. 1, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. The men's team fell 164.5-116.5, while the women were defeated 170-99.
The men's team was led by junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) who collected three individual victories in the 100m backstroke (59.37), the 200m backstroke (2:10.01), and the 400m IM (4:38.31). Fatigati established the school record in the 400m IM and broke the record in the 100m backstroke. Freshman Zachary Begnaud (Natchitoches, La.) won first in the 1500m freestyle and broke the school record with a time of 16:47.16. The 200m freestyle relay consisting of senior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), junior Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.), freshman Jonny Mariner (Marion, Mass.), and graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) earned first in 1:38.86. The 200m medley relay team made up of Fatigati, senior Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.), Lui, and McLaughlin took second while breaking the school record with a time of 1:49.79.
On the women's side, senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) took first in the 200m freestyle (2:09.23) and the 100m freestyle (58.56). Freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) earned first in the 400m freestyle (4:38.13) and the 200m butterfly (2:27.37). Junior Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) broke the school record and took first in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:15.01. The relay team of junior Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.), Federiconi, Smith, and Mullany earned first in the 200m medley relay (2:03.17).
Senior day ceremonies preceded the event with 15 seniors being honored. On the men's side, seniors Ethan Brosnan (Westford, Mass), Lui, Zach Mckeown (South Windsor, Conn.), John Nash (Long Beach, N.Y.), Kenny Savage (Basking Ridge, N.J.), St. Pierre, and graduate student Kyle McLaughlin were all recognized. For the women's team, seniors Meghan Condon (Stratford, Conn.), Kathleen Degnan (Narragansett, R.I.), Samantha DeGroff (Berlin, Conn.), Kelly Hall (Morristown, N.J.), Kimberly Hall (Morristown, N.J.), Jessica Havard (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.), Morgan Lee (Vernon, Conn.), and Mullany were honored.
The Friars will return to the pool on Saturday, February 8 when they travel to Piscataway, N.J. to face the Georgetown Hoyas in their final dual meet of the season. The meet is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.
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