Nov. 9, 2011
Smithfield, R.I. --The Providence College men's and women's swimming teams both lost in a road meet in Smithfield to Bryant University, on Wednesday, November 9. The men's team was defeated 137-125 while the women lost 168-94.
On the men's side, freshman John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) took first place in the 100y backstroke (55.10), the 200y backstroke (1:59.03), and the 200y IM (1:58.23) events. Fellow freshman Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) also had a strong overall performance winning the 500y freestyle event in 4:54.13 while taking second place in the 100y freestyle event timing in at 49.60. Tse's second place finish in the 200y freestyle (1:47.56) met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards. Sophomore Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) placed second in the 200y breaststroke event with a time of 2:19.50. St. Pierre met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards with his second place finish in the 100y breaststroke event with his time of 1:02.19. Senior captain Collin Casciano (Hewitt, N.J.) won the 100y butterfly event in 54.26.
For the women's team, junior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) had another strong performance placing third in the 200y freestyle (1:58.98), second in the 50y freestyle (25.32), and second in the 100y freestyle (54.16) events. Schlich met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards for all three events. Freshman Tara Walter (Haddon Heights, N.J.) also qualified for the BIG EAST in the 200y breaststroke event. Walter came in 3rd place with a time of 2:32.17. Placing second in the 200y breaststroke event was freshman Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) timing in at 2:30.19. Federiconi also won the 100y breaststroke event in 1:08.47. Freshman Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) won the 200y butterfly event in 2:15.23 while fellow freshman Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) took second place in three events: the 100y backstroke (1:00.80), the 200y backstroke (2:10.04), and the 200y IM (2:16.91) events.
The Friars will remain in Rhode Island when they travel to Kingston to face the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 16. The meet is scheduled to start at 6p.m. The Friars do not return to Taylor Natatorium until January when they will host Maine on Saturday, January 14.