SMITHFIELD R.I. - The Providence College Friars took on the Bryant University Bulldogs in Smithfield R.I. on Oct. 23. The Friars’ men and women were both defeated by Bryant with scores of 163-94 and 151-111, respectively.
The women’s side opened the meet by taking second place in the 400y relay. The relay team of freshman Paige DeLago (Norwalk, Conn.), freshman Kathryn DeSernia (Wyckoff, N.J.), freshman Mackenzie Coughlin (Darien, Conn.), and junior Kelly Quinn (Garden City, N.Y.) finished with a time of 4:08.93.
Sophomore Katherine Fallon (Warren, N.J.) took first place in the 1000y freestyle (10:43.87), 200y freestyle (1:55.32) and the 500y freestyle 5:14.34.
Coughlin placed first in the 100y butterfly (1:01.24). The freshman would also place second in the 200y butterfly (2:12.89) and the 200y IM (2:16.30).
Kaylie O’Connell (Stoneham, Mass.) came in second place in the 1000y freestyle (10:53.13). Abby Czerniecki (Haddonfield, N.J.) placed second in the 100y breaststroke (1:10.13). Sophomore Erin Cunningham (Lynnfield, Mass.) took second in the 50y freestyle (25.72). DeSernia took second in the 200y breaststroke (2:30.66) and Sophia Forneris (New York, N.Y.) tied for second in the 100y freestyle (55.59). The Friars B-relay of Abby Belisle Haley (Yarmouth, Maine), Mary McKenna (Wethersfield, Conn.), Hayley McClure (West Hartford, Conn.), and Forneris also took second in the 200y freestyle relay (1:43.03).
Freshman Jonathan Batista (Southboro, Mass.) won the 200y backstroke, finishing in 1:59.52. Freshman Ricky Billig (Sudbury, Mass.) earned the only other individual first place finish for the men in the 200y IM (2:03.15). The 200y freestyle A-relay team also placed first (1:30.73).
Second place finishers for the Friars included Jarod Magazine (Coto De Caza, Calif.) in the 1000y freestyle (10:10.58). Zachary Begnaud (Natchitoches, La.) Placed second in the 200y freestyle (1:49.50). Austin McGowan (Mansfield, Mass) took second in the 200y butterfly with a time of 2:08.10. Batista finished second in the 200y IM (2:05.85) and the B-relay team for the 200y freestyle placed second (1:35.24).
The Friars go head-to-head against Seton Hall on Saturday, Oct. 31. The meet will be held at Taylor Natatorium in Providence R.I. at 10:00 a.m. ET.
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