Boston U Downs Bryant in Sweep

Bryant at Boston University

  • Jan. 16, 2019
  • Men: Boston University def. Bryant 167-130
  • Women: Boston University def. Bryant 174.5-118.8
  • Results

Courtesy: Boston University Athletics

BOSTON – Continuing its dominant season, the Boston University men’s swimming & diving team trounced Bryant, 167-130, Wednesday night in its 2019 debut at Competition Pool. With the win, the Terriers improved to 7-1 on the season and 3-0 in home dual meets.

Kevin Gu and Judson Balding paced the squad with two individual victories apiece. Gu took the first individual event of the night in the 400 IM before following with another top finish in the 200 breast. Balding won a pair of individual events for the second time in his career, taking the 50 breast and the 100 free.

The Boston University women continued their late-season dominance in dual meets as it came away with a 174.5-118.8 win over Bryant Wednesday night at Competition Pool.

Julimar Avila posted a standout performance on the night, winning the 50 breast, 50 fly, and aided the 200 medley relay team to a first-place finish. Katherine Russack also tallied a pair of top finishes, taking both the one-meter and three-meter diving events, while Sydney Lee touched the wall first in the 200 and 500 free.

BU will remain at Competition Pool to close out the regular season. Boston College will be the next challenger for the Terriers as the crosstown rivals will matchup on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Courtesy: Bryant Athletics

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Jillian Rice (Trumbull, Conn.) won a pair of events on Wednesday night but the Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team fell to Boston University, 174.5-118.5.

Coach Cameron’s Thoughts

“We actually swam very well! Score might not show it by we had great effort tonight. Several season best times which is hard to do in January – only a few days after returning  from training trip. I am pleased with where we are and excited about where we are headed!”

How the Swimmers Fared

  • Rice won both the 50 and 100 free against the Terriers. She posted a winning time of 24.30 in the 50 free and then won the 100 free with a time of 52.31.
  • Junior Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) also had a strong meet, winning the 200 back (2:04.73) and finishing second in the 200 free (1:55.19).
  • She also finished second in the 50 back with a time of 28.30.
  • Sophomore Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.) finished second in the 50 breast (31.84) and junior Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.) finished second in the 200 breast (2:29.29).

How the Divers Fared

  • The Bulldogs finished 2-3-4 in the 3-meter. Senior Kelci Abernethy (Chandler, Ariz.) took home second place with a score of 239.55.
  • Abernethy was also Bryant’s top scorer in the 1-meter, finishing third with a score of 211.80.

Notes and Notables

  • Alexa Rivera (Boynton Beach, Fla.) swam a season-best time of 4:40.38 in the 400 IM.
  • Alyssa DiFiore (Wethersfield, Conn.) swam a personal-best time of 2:16.93 in the 200 fly.
  • Danielle Whitaker (Narragansett, R.I.) swam a season-best time of 2:36.90 in the 200 breast.

The Bryant men posted five first-place finishes on Wednesday night but fell at Boston University, 167-130.

Coach Cameron’s Thoughts

“We actually swam very well! Score might not show it by we had great effort tonight. Several season best times which is hard to do in January – only a few days after returning from training trip. I am pleased with where we are and excited about where we are headed!”

How the Swimmers Fared

  • Hours after being named MAAC Swimmer of the Week, graduate student Micah Ornelas (San Diego, Calif.) won two individual events and was part of a first-place relay team. He won the 50 back (23.39) and 50 fly (21.72) and finished second in the 100 free (47.02).
  • In the 200 medley relay, Ornelas swam the third leg along with Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), Tavish Boyle (Springfield, N.J.) and Matt Zichelli (Glen Ridge, N.J.). The group posted a winning time of 1:33.31.
  • Mays posted a victory in the 200 back, finishing with a time of 1:51.84.
  • Boyle added second-place finishes in the 50 breast (26.95) and 200 breast (2:09.91).

How the Divers Fared

  • Sophomore Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) won the 3-meter dive (273.15) and finished second in the 1-meter (250.80).
  • Zach Vogel (South Easton, Mass.) finished right behind him both with scores of 232.50 in the 3-meter and 221.10 in the 1-meter.

Notes and Notables

  • Matthew Mastroianni (Glastonbury, Conn.) swam a personal-best time of 4:21.34 in the 400 IM.
  • Ornelas’ time in the 50 back qualified him for the A cut of the CSCAA National Invitational Championship.
  • Shane Vyskocil (Parsippany, N.J.) swam a season-best time of 2:06.00 in the 200 fly.
  • Robert Davis (Glastonbury, Conn.) posted a season-best time of 4:43.96 in the 500 free.

Up Next

The Bulldogs travel to Rider University for a 11:00 a.m. meet on Saturday.

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