Nov. 1, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's swimming team earned a tie against University of Maine, while the women's team fell to the Maine Black Bears on November 1 in Providence R.I. The men's team tied at 144-144, while the women's team lost 186.5-94.5.
The men's team recorded seven first place finishes, made up of two relays and five individual events. Senior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), senior Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.), junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.), and freshman Cassidy Bastianelli (Newton, Conn.) earned first in the 200m medley relay (1:49.51). Lui, Bastianello, junior Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.), and graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) took first in the 200m freestyle relay (1:37.06). Tse placed first individually in the 200m free (1:58.45), Bastianelli placed first in the 50 free (27.43), and McLaughlin earned first in the 100m free (53.76). Fatigati took first in three individual races, the 100m breaststroke (1:08.34), the 200m backstroke (2:09.38), and the 200m IM (2:09.53), the last two of which he broke the previous school records.
The women's team earned five first place finishes. Senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) took three first place spots in the 200m free (2:09.73), the 50m free (27.43), and the 100m free (59.79). Junior Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) earned first in the 200m IM with a time of 2:33.05. Sophomore Reilly O'Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.), junior Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.), freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.), and Mullany swam to a first place finish in the 200m free relay (1:53.41).
The team will host their next home meet Saturday, November 2 against Seton Hall. Diving will compete at noon and swimming will begin at 2 p.m.