Oct. 25, 2006
Providence, R.I. - In the home opener for both squads, the Providence men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Bryant University on Wednesday evening at Taylor Natatorium. The Providence men defeated Bryant, 102-73, while the women handed the Bulldogs a 124-73 loss.
Individual winners on the women's side included seniors Katelyn Flynn and Annie Nemeth, who each won two events. Flynn finished first in the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:08.10 and also captured the 200 individual medley in 2:31.05. Nemeth was first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:17.80 and won the 400 freestyle in 4:46.52. Senior Emily Corcoran sprinted to victory in the 50 freestyle in 29.29 seconds, while freshman Carrie Lamb raced to a win in the 100 freestyle in 1:02.61. Junior Danielle Matook captured first place in the 100 backstroke in 1:11.90 to round out the list of individual event winners for the Friars. Providence also had a victorious relay unit. In the first event of the meet, the 400 medley relay team of Matook, Nemeth, Flynn and Corcoran easily outdistanced the competition to take first place in a time of 4:37.38.
On the men's side, six different Providence swimmers, including three freshmen, posted victories. Freshman Mike Loftis won the 800 freestyle in 9:12.24, while freshman Tim Reilly captured first in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.86, and classmate Matthew Card was first in the 200 individual medley in 2:19.78. Also winning for PC were sophomores Ryan Clark and Nick Trilla. Clark swam to victory in the 100 butterfly (1:03.11), while Trilla won the 100 backstroke (1:05.48). Not to be outdone by the strong performances of the underclassmen, senior Tom McLaughlin posted a win in the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:36.23. The Providence men also captured the 400 medley relay in a time of 4:21.05. That quartet included Reilly, sophomore Chris Ray, sophomore Justin Rich and junior David Kerley.
The Providence men's team will return to action on Friday, October 27, when it travels to Chestnut Hill, to take on Boston College. Both the men's and the women's teams will be in action again next Wednesday, November 1, when they will face intrastate rival Rhode Island in Kingston.