Friars Split With Bryant University

    The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams split with Bryant University on Friday, October 25 at Chace Athletic Center Pool. The men's team won 138-124, while the women were defeated 164-98.

    The men's team was led by junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) who collected three first place finishes in the 200y butterfly (1:58.45), 200y backstroke (1:59.24), and 200y IM (1:58.48). Graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) collected a pair of wins in the 200y freestyle (1:45.49) and the 100y freestyle (48.76). Freshman Zachary Begnaud (Natchitoches, La.) recorded a win in the 1000y freestyle at 10:14.33 and senior Connor Lui placed first in the 100y backstroke at 54.60. Junior Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) came in first in the 500y freestyle touching the wall at 4:57.60.

    The women's team was led by senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) and junior Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) who both recorded two first place wins. Mullany earned first in the 200y freestyle (1:56.06) and the 100y freestyle (53.56), while Federiconi placed first in the 100y breaststroke (1:08.67) and the 200y breaststroke (2:31.77). Freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) won first in the 200y IM at 2:14.19.

    Two more Friars qualified for the BIG EAST Championships. Senior Kimberly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) qualified for the 200y backstroke, while senior Kenny Savage (Basking Ridge, N.J.) qualified for the 100y backstroke.

    The Friars return to action on November 1 when they host Maine at their first home meet this season at 6 p.m.