Nov. 5, 2011
Providence, R.I. --The Providence College men's and women's swimming teams both lost to Seton Hall University, on Saturday, November 5 at home. The men's team was defeated 165-104 while the women lost 156-120.
On the women's side, junior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) had a great day winning the 200m freestyle event with a time of 2:13.38 and placing 2nd in the 50m freestyle event with a time of 28.08, only .02 seconds behind the winner. Schlich was also edged out in the 100m freestyle event by .10 seconds with her time of 1:00.77. Schlich was the lead leg of the winning 200m freestyle relay event team which also included sophomore Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.), sophomore Samantha DeGroff (Berlin, Conn.), and junior Erin Nanna (Westwood, Mass.) who came in at 1:53.21. Mullany finished second in the 200m freestyle event with a time of 2:13.89 as well as 3rd place in both the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle events with times of 28.33 and 1:01.48 respectively. Freshman Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) took 2nd in the 100m breaststroke event with a time of 1:15.31 and 3rd in the 200m breaststroke event with a time of 2:48.03. Friar freshman Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) finished the 100m backstroke event in 1:07.89, placing her 2nd and the 200m backstroke event in 2:25.37, also placing her 2nd. O'Neill won the 200m IM event with her time of 2:31.52.
The men's side was highlighted by several second place finishes. Freshman Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) placed 2nd in the 200m freestyle event with a time of 2:01.33, while fellow freshman John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) placed 2nd in the 100m backstroke event with a time of 1:01.41. Fatigati timed in at 2:13.77 in the 200m backstroke event earning him 2nd place and won the 200m IM event with a time of 2:12.05. Fatigati met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards for all three events.In the 100m breaststroke event sophomore Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman Connor McColligan (Ocean Township, N.J.) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively clocking in at 1:09319 and 1:10.44. Sophomore Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.) won the 100m butterfly event posting a time of 1:00.86. Lui was part of the winning 200m freestyle relay event team including Tse, sophomore Michael Luiz (New Bedford, Mass.), and junior Eric Burtchell (Pawtucket, R.I.). The team came in at 1:40.16.
The Providence College diving team was led by juniors Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y.), Amie Fracker (Trumbull, Conn.) and Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) in their respective 1M diving events. Kardian took second place with 284.7 points while Black won with 258.67 points. Fracker came in 2nd place with 246.60 points. Kardian, Fracker and Black met the qualified for the BIG EAST Championship for the second consecutive year. Today's event marked the final home event for senior Melanie Dubois (Springfield, Mass.) who will be studying abroad next semester.
The Friars will face Bryant University on Wednesday, November 9 in Smithfield, R.I. The meet is scheduled to start at 5:00p.m. The Friars do not return to Taylor Natatorium until January when they will host Maine on Saturday, January 14.
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