Women's Swimmers Slip in MAC Opener
The University at Buffalo women's swimming and diving team opened the Mid-American Conference season on Saturday with a 193.5-106.5 loss to Miami (OH) at Alumni Arena Natatorium in the league opener for both squads. The Bulls are 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the MAC.
Murphy Captures Freestyle Race
The Bulls earned a first-place finish on Saturday from Marissa Murphy in the 100-yard freestyle. Murphy turned in a time of 52.65 to win the race by nearly a second over Miami's Maddie Kete (53.56).
Relayers Also Take First
UB also picked up first-place points in the 400-yard freestyle relay as the foursome of Karly Moore, Keri Chandler, Jordan Deren and Jessie Koltz finished in 3:35.13.
Following the women's meet against Miami, head coach Andy Bashor commented about his team. "We compete well against Miami. We had several women step up and swim at their best. They [Miami] were a better team than we were today," said Bashor. "We have a couple of weeks of solid training in front of us to continue to improve and swim our fastest and dive at our best at the end of the year."
After the UB women played host to Miami (OH) in the Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday, the UB men's team travels to Oxford to face the RedHawks in their conference opener. "We are very excited to travel to Miami this weekend. We have never beaten them at their place so we have a big challenge ahead of us," said Bashor. "I believe the meet will have a lot of close races. The team that wins those close races will win the meet. I hope it will be us." In last season's meeting in Buffalo on January 23, the Bulls scored 160-131 victory over the RedHawks. Josh Meints won three individual events to help lead the Bulls past the RedHawks for just the second time in program history. Both the men's and women's teams then return to home waters on November 13 when they host Niagara at 1:00 pm at Alumni Arena Natatorium.