UB men's and women's swimming weekly release
Bulls Brush Away Colgate
The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams rolled to victories on Saturday against visiting Colgate at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The men defeated the Raiders, 159-106, while the women scored a 165.5-134.5 victory. The UB women won 11 of the 16 events while the UB men scored victories in 10 events before exhibitioning the remainder of the card.
Schirmers, Murphy, Giachino Score Doubles
Scoring double victories for the UB women were senior Alie Schirmers and sophomores Marissa Murphy and Ava Giachino. Schirmers took the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.02 and also won the 400-yard individual medley in a season-best 4:29.12. She also posted a season-best mark in the 200-yard freestyle as she finished third in 1:56.86. Murphy won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.03 and the 100-yard butterfly in 56.62. Giachino swept the women's diving competitions with a six-dive total of 258.68 on the one-meter board and a season-best 280.28 on the three-meter board.
Hogan, Schwippert Lead Men's Team
Before the Bulls exhibitioned the last few events, UB had a pair of individual double winners, Matt Hogan and Matt Schwippert were double winners. Hogan won the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.92 and set a season-best time in winning the 100-yard freestyle in 46.03. Schwippert claimed the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.67 and the 200-yard backstroke in a season-best 1:50.34.
Men's Divers Also Sweep
UB's men's divers took both competitions over the Raiders as Colin Patrican and Chris Iafrati set season-best marks to win the diving competitions. Patrican took the one-meter event with 282.75 points while Iafrati won the three-meter event at 307.13.
Bulls Earn Spot in National Poll
UB's men earned a place in the most recent national rankings as the Bulls received votes in the poll released by the College Swim Coaches Association of America. In the top 25 poll released on November 9, the Bulls (1-0) were one of nine teams in the also receiving votes category along with Navy, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Alabama, Penn State, UC Santa Barbara, SMU and South Carolina. National powers Michigan, Texas and Arizona hold the top three spots in the poll. "It's a great honor for the men's swimming and diving team to be with the other schools that are on the list," said head coach Andy Bashor. "We have started something special here and it's good to know that others are taking notice."
Divers Travel to Arizona
UB's divers travel this weekend to Arizona's Wildcat Diving Invite. This will be second consecutive season that the Bulls' diving contingent has competed in the meet at Arizona's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. At last season's meet, Colin Patrican and Kenny Rhoades reached the consolation rounds on the one- and three-meter boards.