HAMILTON, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated Colgate Saturday afternoon. The UB women (1-1) defeated the Raiders, 152.5-144.5, winning the final relay to secure the victory. In the men's meet, the Bulls (2-0) knocked off the Raiders, 165-104.
Like the UB men in their season-opening win at Pittsburgh on October 15, the UB women pulled the victory out in the meet's final event, the 200-yard freestyle. Trailing by one point headed into the race, UB took first and third place to collect 13 points to Colgate's four second-place points. The UB foursome of Marissa Murphy, Karly Moore, Jessie Koltz and Caroline Simmons won the race in 1:35.96. UB's B squad of Alex Swies, Jordan Deren, Logan Mason and Catherine Scharf finished third in 1:39.05.
Alie Schirmers won three individual events to lead the Bulls. Schirmers swept the breaststroke races, winning the 100-yard distance in 1:06.24 and the 200-yard race in 2:23.86. She also won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:31.09. Schirmers also combined with Moore, Koltz and Simmons to take the 200-yard medley relay in 1:48.17.
Murphy and Simmons won sprint freestyle events. Murphy took the 50-yard freestyle in 24.30 while Simmons claimed the 100-yard freestyle in 52.34.
In the men's meet, the Bulls had four double-winners. Andrew Tanzey won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:48.23 and later won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:13.63. Matt Schwippert claimed the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.30 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.82. Cory Zorsch took the 100-yard backstroke in 59.33 and the 100-yard freestyle in 48.19. Josh Meints won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.50 and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:57.62.
Phil Aronica won the men's 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.93 while Colin Patrican took the three-meter diving event with 326.18 points. The Bulls also won the 200-yard medley relay with Zorsch, Christian Muller, Aronica and Mike Dugan combining for a time of 1:35.13.
The UB women host Miami (OH) next Saturday, October 30, at 1:00 pm at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The UB men travel to Miami (OH) on November 6 for their next competition.