Buffalo Wins Record 12th Meet In a Row Against Duquesne

Buffalo vs. Duquesne

Courtesy: Buffalo Athletics

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo women’s swimming & diving team (3-0, 2-0 MAC) defeated the Duquesne Dukes (4-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10), 169-129 Saturday afternoon. The Bulls won their program record 12th meet in a row. UB improves to 7-0 all-time against the Dukes.

In thrilling fashion, the Bulls finished first and second in the 200 medley relay to start the day. Mia NaccarellaKatie PollockClarice FisherJillian Lawton won in 1:43.78. Finishing in second-place in a time of 1:47.04 was Maddy McDonough, Kasey KeaneyAmanda Neeb and Sawyer Bosley.

Pollock and Keaney would give the one-two punch again in the 100 breaststroke. Pollock won the event in 1:03.91 with Keaney finishing in second in 1:06.60

Fisher and Neeb had an exceptional day in the butterfly events as Fisher won the 200 fly (2:05.93) and finished second in the 100 fly (56.56). Neeb placed second in the 200 fly (2:07.84) and third in the 100 fly (57.07).

Lawton touched gold in every event she swam as she also won the 50 freestyle (23.41), 100 freestyle (51.36), and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:35.72).

To close out the day, Bosley, M. Naccarella, Alicia Wood and Lawton won the 200 freestyle relay. Finishing in third was the team of Grace Wood, Abbey MalmstromJaidyn Wolfe and Neeb (1:40.26).

The Bulls once again dominated the diving well sweeping the podium in both the 1 and 3-meter dives. In the 3-meter dive, freshman Marialis Kwak won with a score of 324.00, which is now fifth in program history. Victoria Franz claimed second with an outstanding performance with 307.13 points. Patricia Arceri finished third with 262.58 points as freshman Kaylee Donovan scored 216.60 for fifth.

Franz would go on to win the 1-meter dive with a score of 317.85, outscoring second-place by 40 points. Kwak continued her dominance with a second-place finish with 277.43 points. Arceri claimed third with a score of 268.65. Donovan finished with a score of 186.38, good for seventh-place.

The divers are back in action on Friday, Jan. 14 as they host the UB Diving Invite through Sunday, Jan. 16. The Invite is set to start at 11 a.m. each day. The swimmers will hit the pool again on Saturday, Jan. 22 as the team hosts Miami (OH) (3-3, 1-1 MAC) at 11 a.m.

Courtesy: Duquesne Athletics

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Duquesne swimming and diving team began the 2022 portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon with a dual meet at Buffalo, where the Bulls claimed a 169-129 victory over the Dukes at the Alumni Arena Natatorium.

Emma Menzer and Orla Egan each posted a pair of first-place finishes to lead Duquesne on the day.

Menzer paced the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.21) and the 200-yard IM (2:07.25) while Orla Egan won the 500-yard freestyle (5:08.50) and the 1000-yard freestyle (10:30.04) for the Dukes

Mendy De Rooi registered a first-place mark in the 100-yard butterfly (56.03) while Haley Scholer won the 100-yard backstroke (57.27) and Reagan Linkous bested the field in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.25) for Duquesne.

Sidney O’Donnell paced the 1-meter (244.35) and 3-meter (245.03) dives for the Dukes, placing fourth in both events.

Duquesne hosts Marshall for senior day next Saturday, Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. at Towers Pool.

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