UB men's and women's swimming weekly release
Bulls Impressive in Non-Scoring Meet With Cornell
The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams took on Ivy League opponent Cornell on Saturday afternoon in a non-scoring meet at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The Bulls took 19 of the 32 events on the day with the men claiming 10 victories and the women winning nine.
Powers, Adank Post Doubles For Women
The UB women had a pair of double winners on Saturday. Jessica Powers won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.35 and took the 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.72. Powers lowered her 200-yard time by nearly a second from her 1:54.17 finish at the WNY Invite. Dani Adank swept the butterfly races, winning the 200-yard distance in 2:08.08, more than two seconds ahead of her WNY Invite performance, and followed with a 58.43 clocking in the 100-yard race to slice two-hundredths of a second from two weeks ago. Powers also teamed with Spencer Rodriguez, Mallory Morrell and Brittney Kuras to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:33.37. Other individual winners for the UB women included Morrell in the 50-yard freestyle (23.67), Paula Stoddard in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:32.63) and Ava Giachino in the one-meter diving (257.40 points). Claudia Doyle, Kuras, Steffl and Morrell combined to take the 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.98.
Dugan Tops Men's Efforts
In the men's competition, Mike Dugan took the sprint freestyle races as he won the 50-yard race in 20.74 and the 100-yard event in 45.83, setting season-best marks in both races. Dugan lowered the 50-yard time by two-hundredths of a second and dropped the 100-yard time by a quarter-second. He also anchored both of UB's winning relay entries. Cory Zorsch, Josh Meints, Matt Schwippert and Dugan teamed for the win in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:33.53. Antonio Lanzi, Zorsch, Matt Hogan and Dugan took the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:07.44. Zorsch won the 100-yard butterfly in 49.87 with Lanzi taking the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.18. Freshman Bill Caffee won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:44.54 with Eric Culver claiming the 200-yard butterfly in 1:53.14. The Bulls also swept the men's diving events with Shawn Hoffman winning on the one-meter board (320.55) and Chris Iafrati taking the three-meter competition (305.25).
Head coach Andy Bashor commented on his team's performances. "I was very pleased with how the team stepped up and competed today," he said. "They have been putting in great effort over the past couple of weeks and it showed with how well they did. The men have a big meet coming up in a couple of weeks at Army, so we will be getting ready for it. The women will be ready for Akron next weekend. MAC opponents are always fun to compete against."
Women Embark on MAC Slate, Men Idle This Weekend
The UB women open Mid-American Conference action at Alumni Arena Natatorium this Saturday (November 3) against Akron at 1:00 pm. The Bulls defeated the Zips, 168-130, in last season's meeting in Akron on January 27, 2012. Brittney Kuras won three events while Mallory Morrell and Dani Adank won two events each for the Bulls. The men travel to Colgate and Army the weekend of November 9-10 for their next meets, which also consist of doubleheaders with the women's team.