Villanova Men Get By Providence, 110-95

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January 17th, 2022 College, News

Villanova vs Providence (M)

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Results

Courtesy: Villanova Athletics

PROVIDENCE, R.I.. – The first road trip of 2022 proved to be successful for Villanova, leaving Providence with a 110-95 win on Saturday afternoon at the Taylor Natatorium.

Villanova (3-2) grabbed four one-two finishes in the victory over Providence (0-5), giving it its second straight dual win of the season. Jake McIntyre (Essex, Vt.) and Reid Hutcherson (Richmond, Va.) led the squad with two winning swims each. McIntyre won the 800-meter Free (8:38.27) and 400-meter Free (4:08.28) while Hutcherson won the 200-meter Free (1:54.55) and was a part of the winning 400-meter Free relay. Hutcherson did not see a finish outside of the top-two on the day, also finishing second in the 100-meter Free (52.87).

The only Wildcat team in the 200-meter relay, the unit of Ethan Brown (West Hartford, Conn.)Henry Halloran (Brookhaven, Ga.)Kevin Geist (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Patrick Hemingway (Harrisburg, Pa.) finished second with a time of 1:45.82 to open the day.
McIntyre and Charlie Hinckley (New York, N.Y.) provided the first one-two finish for the ‘Cats in the 800-meter Free. Hinckley was just over a second behind the winning McIntyre, touching the wall in 8:39.41.

Hemingway was the fastest Wildcat in the 50-meter Free, claiming second-place with a 24.11 finish. In the 400-meter IM, Villanova had three of the four fastest times. Halloran finished second with a 4:37.22. He was followed by Richard Nolan (Wilton, Conn.) and Brown in third and fourth, respectively, logging times of 4:43.96 and 4:44.76.

Geist and Ryan Maher (Phoenixville, Pa.) took second and third in the 200-meter Fly, touching the wall in 2:08.79 and 2:11.54, respectively.
Villanova took the next races in one-two fashion. Brown and Carson Brockette (Dallas, Texas) locked up the top two spots in the 200-meter back at 2:06.29 and 2:08.55. The 400-free belonged to McIntyre and Hinckley at 2:23.42 and 2:24.87. In the 200-meter Breast, Nolan had the fastest time at 2:23.42 followed by Henry at 2:24.87.

The final event of the day saw the Villanova group of Hutcherson, Maher, Hinckley and Hemingway win the 400-meter Free Relay with a time of 3:29.46. The finish solidified top-two days for Hutcherson, Hinckley and Hemingway, not finishing lower than second-place in any of their three events.

The Wildcats stay on their road swing with a trip to Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 20. The dual with the Panthers starts at 2 p.m. with diving followed by swimming at 4 p.m.

Courtesy: Providence Athletics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s swimming and diving team set multiple school records in a dual meet loss to BIG EAST foe Villanova on Jan. 15 at Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. The Wildcats claimed the victory by a margin of 110-95.

Alex Beauchene finished second in the 200-meter freestyle and set a school record with a time of 1:55.59. The previous record stood for 23 years and was set by Jed Michnowicz in 1999. Parker Keller bested his previous school record, set in 2021, in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:25.49. He finished third in the event on Saturday against the Wildcats. Justin Viotto claimed first place and shaved just over four seconds of John Fatigati’s school record (4:38.31) in the 400-meter IM with a time of 4:34.91.

Other notable performances included Will Layden’s individual victories in the 50-meter freestyle (23.56) and 100-meter freestyle (52.75).

Viotto got his second first-place finish of the day in the 200-meter butterfly, touching the wall in 2:06.97.

The 200-meter medley relay team comprised of McGovern BrownKevin HoodRyan Sharp and Brian Cantin took first place with a time of 1:45.34 to open the competition and secure the first points of the meet (11).

The Friars will return to action for their final regular-season home meet of the year on Jan. 22 against Holy Cross. Diving events will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by swim events at 1:00 p.m.

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