Nov. 2, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams were swept by Seton Hall on November 2 at Taylor Natatorium. The men's team fell 176-119, while the women were defeated 175-118.
The men's team collected five first place finishes against Seton Hall, including one relay and four individual events. The 200m freestyle relay, made up of senior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), freshman Cassidy Bastianelli (Newton, Conn.), junior Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.), and graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.), broke the school record in that event and took first place with a time of 1:37.52. Junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) earned first in the 200m IM (2:11.75), while Tse took first in the 400m freestyle (4:16.96). Freshman Zachary Begnaud (Natchitoches, La.) collected a victory in the 800m freestyle, finishing the race in 8:51.31. McLaughlin collected a win in the 100m freestyle (53.42) which tied the school record set by Jed Michnowicz in 1999.
On the women's side, senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) collected a pair of wins in the 200m freestyle (2:09.44) and the 100m freestyle (1:00.68). Freshman Jordan Jacobson (Westfield, Mass.) earned her first victory of the season in the 800m freestyle (9:42.75). Freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) took first in the 200m backstroke, finishing at 2:24.73, while senior Kelly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) found victory lane in the 200m IM. Sophomore Reilly O'Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.), junior Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.), senior Kimberly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) , and Mullany won the 200m freestyle relay in 1:52.47.
The women's team will compete next on November 9 when they take on Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. at 1:00 p.m.
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