Marist Men, Bryant Women Win on Bulldogs’ Senior Day

Marist at Bryant

  • Jan. 26, 2019
  • Men: Marist def. Bryant 164-136
  • Women: Bryant def. Marist 191-109
  • Results

Courtesy: Bryant Athletics

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team picked up a 191-109 victory over Marist on Senior Day at the Chace Athletic Center Pool.

Coach Cameron’s Thoughts

“Great meet for the Bulldogs today. I am proud of how we competed. The women dominated from the beginning. The men challenged Marist from start to finish. I am optimistic about the next time we see Marist which will be at the MAACs.”

How the Swimmers Fared

  • Bryant took home the top two spots eight times on the afternoon, including clean sweeps of two events.
  • Jillian Rice (Trumbull, Conn.) and Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) went 1-2 in the 200 free, with Rice finishing in 1:54.28.
  • In the 100 back, it was Caitlin Dye (Natick, Mass.) and Alexa Rivera (Boynton Beach, Fla.) finishing 1-2, with the winning time of 1:00.01.
  • Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.) and Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.) went 1-2 in the 100 breast, with Wong taking it at 1:07.12.
  • Elin Svärd (Falun, Dalarna, Sweden) and Domenica Alcala (Cancun, Mexico) finished 1-2 in the 200 fly, with Svard winning it with a time of 2:14.45.
  • Rice, Canavan and Lindsey Choate (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) then swept the top three spots in the 50 free.
  • Rice teamed up with Rivera to take the top two spots in the 100 free with a winning time of 52.45.
  • Svard, Alcala and Dye then swept the 100 fly and Rivera and Svard went 1-2 in the 200 IM.
  • Bryant also received first-place finishes from Scifo in the 200 back and Wong in the 200 breast.

How the Divers Fared

  • Stephanie Jennings (Elmont, N.Y.) finished second in the 1-meter dive with a score of 220.50.
  • Ann Burdick (Glenmont, N.Y.) finished third in the 3-meter with a score of 251.55.

Notes and Notables

  • Rice finished the meet with three victories and added a relay victory to that.
  • Svard collected two first-place finishes and a second-place finish.
    Wong also picked up two victories on the day.
  • Sara Gendron (North Smithfield, R.I.) swam a season-best time of 1:03.64 in the 100 back.
  • Rivera and Choate both swam season bests in the 100 free.

The Bryant men fell to Marist, 164-136, on Senior Day at the Chace Athletic Center Pool.

How the Swimmers Fared

  • Sophomore Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) won three events on the afternoon. He won the 100 back (51.51), the 200 back (1:52.52) and the 200 IM (1:56.14).
  • Graduate student Micah Ornelas (San Diego, Calif.) also won a pair of events, winning the 200 fly (1:51.12) and the 100 fly (48.56).
  • Robert Davis (Glastonbury, Conn.) had a strong day in the distance events, finishing first in the 500 free (4:48.75) and second in the 1000 free.
  • Senior Tavish Boyle (Springfield, N.J.) added Bryant’s other victory, finishing first in the 100 breast (58.77).
  • Bryant’s 200 medley relay of Mays, Boyle, Ornelas and senior Matt Zichelli (Glen Ridge, N.J.) opened the meet with a pool-record time of 1:32.62.

How the Divers Fared

  • Zach Vogel (South Easton, Mass.) finished second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 228.07
  • Senior Kevin Sullivan (East Lyme, Conn.) finished second in the 1-meter dive with a score of 216.45.

Notes and Notables

  • Seniors Oliver French (Nashua, N.H.) and Charlie Broe (New Windsor, N.Y.) both swam season-best times in the 1000 free.
    Broe also swam a season-best time in the 200 back.
  • Chris McHeffey (Monmouth Beach, N.J.) swam a season-best time in the 200 breast.

Up Next

The Bulldog women host Rhode Island on Wednesday night in their final meet before the Northeast Conference Championships. The men are off until they head to the 2018 MAAC Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., from Feb. 13-16.

Courtesy: Marist Athletics

SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island – Marist men’s swimming and diving capped off the regular season with a win over Bryant at the Chace Athletic Center. The men improve to 9-3 on the season and 5-1 against MAAC opponents.


  • Senior Daniel Knoll earned wins in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle with times of 21.18 and 46.58 seconds.
  • Sophomore John Hurley finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle and second in the 500-yard freestyle. His time of 9:51.32 in the 1000 was over ten seconds faster than the second place finisher. Junior Michael O’Donovan finished third in that event.
  • Sophomore Murray Coueslant and senior Miguel Madeira went 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle with Coueslant’s time of 1:44.23 only .29 seconds off his season best.
  • The Red Foxes also went 1-2 in the 200-yard breaststroke with sophomore Jackson Klarsfeld and senior Edward Oser taking the top spots.
  • Junior Raislan Aiken won both the 1- and 3-meter with scores of 269.62 and 274.88. David Gallino finished third in both events
  • The men capped off the day with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:07.25. The team was made up of Knoll, senior Gregory Violette, Coueslant and Maderia.

The Marist women fell to Bryant 191-109, dropping to 5-7 on the season


  • Sophomore Esabelle Gervasio continued her dominance on the boards, winning the 1- and 3-meter with scores of 246.37 and 262.05. The start diver has not placed first twice this entire season, only losing out to fellow Red Fox divers.
  • Sophomore Grace Reeves had a second place finish in the 3-meter with a score of 258.53. Senior Grace Casolo earned a third place finish on the 1-meter with a score of 199.50.
  • Sophomore Heather Hartmann won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:48.33, ten seconds faster than the second place finisher. She finished second in the 500-yard freestyle, losing out to fellow Red Fox freshman Jordyn Deubel.
  • Junior Juliet Nowak and freshman Veronica Stureborg finished second and third in the 200-yard backstroke.

The Red Foxes will spend the next two weeks preparing for the MAAC Championships. The championships will take place February 13-16 at the Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY.

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Carol Glover
3 years ago

Way to go Oliver!