St. Bonaventure Sweeps Canisius College At Home

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November 17th, 2019 College, News

St. Bonaventure v. Canisius

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • St. Bonaventure, N.Y.

Courtesy: St. Bonaventure Athletics

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men’s swimming and diving team used wins in seven out of 13 events to take down Little Three rival Canisius, 150-87, Friday night at the Reilly Center Pool.

Winning for the Bonnies were David ShakhnazarovTjaard KruschMatthew Bielobradek and Nick Burdo.

Shakhnazarov paced the Bonnies in the 50-freestyle, taking first with a time of 21.18. Tjaard Krusch was the next to win for the Brown and White, earning first place in the 200-IM, clocking in at 1:55.76.

Burdo captured first place in the 100-freestyle (47.14) while Krusch doubled up, winning the 100-backstroke, turning in a time of 50.81.

The Bonnies concluded Friday’s dual meet by winning the 400-freestyle relay. The quartet of Krusch, Burdo, Jake Ruffolo and Marcus Swartfager finished in 3:09.67 to win the event.

On the diving boards, Bielobradek grabbed first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives, earning 262.65 points and 279 points, respectively. Michael Bruno and Austin Campbell took second and third in both events. Bruno earned 253.5 points in the 1-meter dive and 276.525 points in the 3-meter dive, while Campbell registered 250.425 points in the 1-meter dive and 265.2 points in the 3-meter dive.

The Bonnies are back in action Thursday, Nov. 21 when they will head to Morgantown, West Va. to compete at the WVU Diving Invitational. The swimming team gets back in the pool Dec. 6-8 at the Zippy Invite in Akron, Ohio.

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure women’s swimming and diving team won 12 out of 13 events to cruise to a 162.5-80.5 victory over Canisius Friday evening at the Reilly Center Pool.

Winning for the Bonnies were Katrina WardnerRachel KimmelClaire SchaefElena RohrMia CoteIvana Janssen and Zanre Oberholzer.

The Bonnies kicked things off with a victory in the first event as Oberholzer led teammates Kimmel, Cote and Carrig to victory in the 400-medley relay with a time of 3:59.59. In the same event, Beth Thomas led Emerson GrahamErin Carmody, and Maria Mangini to second place, touching the pad at 4:09.91.

In the 1000-freestyle, sophomore Claire Schaef grabbed first place, clocking in at 10:48. Makenna McCartney took third in the same event (11:14.39).

Warder then took first in the 200-freestyle, touching the wall at 1:57.39. Cote finished third with a time of 1:59.49. Wardner captured another win on the evening in the 500-freestyle with a time of 5:09.96.

In the 100-breaststroke, Kimmel turned in a time of 1:04.71 to win the event. Kimmel also won the 200-IM, finishing with an effort of 2:10.14.

Cote grabbed a victory in the 100-butterfly (58.11) and Janssen took first in the 50-freestyle (24.56).

Rohr dominated the diving boards, taking first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives with total scores of 246.075 and 238.575, respectively. In the 3-meter dive, senior Izzy Aguilera captured second place with 237.9 points.

The Bonnies capped the evening by winning the 400-freestyle relay. The team of Janssen, Hayley TasselmyerAllison Lenda and Wardner took the win in 3:37.42.

The Bonnies are back in action Thursday, Nov. 21 when they will head to Morgantown, West Va. to compete at the WVU Diving Invitational. The swimming team gets back in the pool Dec. 6-8 at the Zippy Invite in Akron, Ohio.

Courtesy: Canisius Athletics

The Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell on the road at St. Bonaventure Friday afternoon in Olean, N.Y.

The Canisius men were defeated by a 150-87 margin while the women’s team suffered a 162.5-80.5 setback to the Bonnies.

In women’s diving, senior Vinnie Costanzo placed second in the 1-meter (221.32) dive and fourth in the 3-meter (222.52) event. Senior Gianna Corneila took third in both the 1-meter (213.07) and 3-meter (231.22) events.

Junior Ashlynn Gilfillan earned the sole first-place finish on the women’s side of the competition. The Dexter, N.Y. native placed first in the 100-yard freestyle event with a time of 53.75. Gilfillan also took second in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:59.27.

The men’s side was led by a dominant performance from sophomore Liam O’Connell. O’Connell swept his events on the day, placing first in the 1000, 200, and 500-free events.

Senior Kenyon Winkky also earned a top finish after coming in first in the 100-yard butterfly event. Junior Lucas Kennedy placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 55.79.

The Blue and Gold are set to return home on Jan. 17 when they host “Battle of the Bridge” rival Niagara. Meet time at the Burt Flickinger Center on the campus of ECC in downtown Buffalo is set for 12 p.m.

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