- October 20, 2017
- Meet Results
- Bryant 196, Providence 103
Courtesy of Bryant Athletics
After falling to Bucknell last week, the Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team bounced back in a big way on Friday night, defeating Providence 196-103 at the Chace Athletic Center pool.
Coach Cameron’s Comments
“I think there was a lot of excitement because we had a couple women who had a breakout weekend at practice and now they will have the confidence going forward and know what they’re capable of. We’ve known what they’re capable of and now they’re buying in and are starting to believe they can swim fast.”
- Bryant started the meet about as well as a team can, sweeping the night’s first event, the 400 medley relay, and setting a pool record in the process. The team of Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain), Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.), Alexa Rivera (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Jillian Rice (Trumbull, Conn.) swam a time of 3:58.31, beating the record by 0.31 seconds.
How the Swimmers Did
- Scifo added two individual victories on the night, winning the 100 back and 200 IM.
- Rice finished a perfect 4-for-4 on the night. Including the 400 medley relay win, she won in the 100 and 200 free and helped her team win the 200 free relay.
- Rivera also finished a perfect 4-for-4. She added victories in the 200 free relay, the 50 free and the 100 fly.
- Canavan added an individual victory in the 100 breast.
How the Divers Did
- Both Carissa Stemen (Naples, Fla.) and Kelci Abernethy (Chandler, Ariz.) clocked in two Top 3 finishes on the night.
- Abernethy won the 3-meter dive with a 251.01 score and finished in third in the 1-meter.
- Stemen finished in second in the 1-meter dive and third in the 3-meter dive.
Stats and Notables
- Rice has now won her first 12 races to start the season.
- Rivera won all four of her events for the first time this season.
- Abernethy made it three wins in three appearances in the 3-meter dive.
- Bryant has now defeated two Power 5 schools this season, taking down an ACC opponent (Boston College) and a Big East program (Providence).
Bryant’s string of four straight home meets to start the season ends next Saturday when they host Iona at noon at the Chace Athletic Center pool.
Courtesy of Providence Athletics
The Friars stayed local today as they had their first dual meet of the 2017-18 season just down the road at Bryant University. While Bryant came out victorious on both the men’s and women’s side, Providence had strong individual performances from Maddie Snow and Connor Perron.
For the women, Snow showed up with big in her individual events, placing first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:13.89) and third in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:10.61). Snow’s day wasn’t finished as she went on to claim more individual points with a second place finish in the Women’s 200-yard Individual Medley (2:17.48).
On the men’s side, Perron led the way with first place finishes in both the 1000-yard free style (9:59.42) and the 500-yard free style (4:51.41).
The Women are back in action on Friday, Nov. 3rd as they take on University of Rhode Island.