Oct. 27, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to Bryant University on Friday, October 26 in Providence, R.I. The men’s team fell 183-115 while the women were defeated 210-90.
The men’s team was led by sophomore John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) who collected a pair of wins and a second place finish in the 100m butterfly, finishing in 59.85, only .08 seconds shy of the winner. Fatigati’s victories came in the 200m backstroke (2:12.24) and the 200m IM (2:11.81). Fellow sophomore Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) picked up a win in the 400m freestyle, finishing the heat in 4:16.83. Tse would add a second place finish in the 100m freestyle, touching the wall in 55.14 seconds.
The women’s team was led by sophomore Kelly O’Neill (Rye, N.Y.) who earned a second place finish in the 800m freestyle (9:28.23) and a third place finish in the 100m backstroke (1:08.66). Senior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) also placed second and third in two events in the dual meet. Schlich took second place in the 200m freestyle, timing in at 2:10.37 and third place in the 100m freestyle, coming in at 1:01.37. Sophomore Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) took second place in the 100m breaststroke (1:17.28), while Friar freshman Devon Cameron (Bradford, Mass.) placed second in the 400m freestyle, finishing in 4:37.89. Freshman Reilly O’Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.) met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards for the 200m freestyle with her time of 2:12.09.
The diving teams were led by seniors Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) and Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y.) who each won both of their 1m diving events. Black won with scores of 255 and 247 while Kardian won his events with totals of 271 and 284. Senior Amie Fracker (Trumbull, Conn.) would meet the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards.
The Friars next meet will take place on Saturday, November 3 in South Orange, N.J. when the Friars take on the Seton Hall Pirates. The team will have their next home meet on Saturday, November 10 when they host Brandeis at 11:00 a.m. in Taylor Natatorium.