Iona vs. Bryant
- Oct. 26, 2019
- Smithfield, Rhode Island
- Men: Bryant 175-119
- Women: Bryant def. Iona 222-72
Courtesy: Bryant Athletics
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team earned a decisive 222-72 victory over Iona College on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center Pool.
Coach Cameron’s Comments
“We had a great week and it’s awesome to end it with a win on both sides. Everyone did a good job working on the details this past week and it showed. Both men and women stepped up today and performed great all around.”
Notes and Notables
- Bryant opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. Lindsey Choate (Upper St. Claire, Pa.), Kayleigh Canavan (Cumberland, R.I.), Elin Svard (Falun, Sweden) and Laurel Carey (Madison, N.J.) won the event with a time of 1:49.04.
- The Bulldogs then swept the 1000 free as Sammi Grenon (Chesire, Conn.), Alexa Rivera (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Kelly Tiernan (Hartford, Conn.) went 1-2-3 in the event.
- Erin Doruska (Ankeny, Iowa) won the 200 free once again, finishing ahead of Alyssa DiFiore (Wethersfield, Conn.).
- Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) went on to win both the 100 back (59.85) and 200 back (2:06.75).
- Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.), Canavan and Eliza Brant (Hauppauge, N.Y.) swept the 100 and 200 breast events.
- Reeta Kanervo (Oulu, Finland) earned her first collegiate victory with a win in the 50 free (23.93). She went on to win the 100 free as well.
- DiFiore went on to earn a first-place finish in the 500 free (5:18.05).
- Svard went on to earn a first-place finish in the 100 fly (59.51).
- Rivera capped Bryant’s dominant day in the pool with a victory in the 200 IM.
- The Bulldogs then closed the meet with a win in the 400 free relay. Doruska, Carey, Rylee Wirtanen (Lexington, Mass.) and Alexandra Heim (Middletown, N.J.) took the event.
- On the boards, Gabrielle Ritzer (Sutton, Mass.) won the 1-meter with a score of 218.10, while Kyri Chambo (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) won the 3-meter with a score of 230.40.
The Bulldogs will face Central Connecticut in a two-day meet that begins on Friday, Oct. 1.
The Bryant University men’s swimming and diving team earned a 175-119 victory over Iona College on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center Pool.
Notes and Notables
- Bryant opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), FuKang Wong (Johor, Malaysia), Zach DiGiaro (Middletown, N.J.) and Andrew Allen (Bedford, N.H.) claimed first with a time of 1:33.77.
- It was the start of a good day for both Mays and Wong. Mays went on to win the 100 back (51.41), 200 back (1:51.16) and the 200 fly (1:53.06) to complete a perfect afternoon.
- Wong was even better, setting two more pool records on Saturday. He broke his own pool records in winning the 100 breast (54.59) and the 200 breast (2:03.51). Wong closed his day with a victory in the 200 IM (1:54.85).
- Wong’s time in the 100 breast is now the 11th fastest in the country.
- Allen also followed with a strong individual day as he won the 50 free (21.71) and the 100 free (47.70).
- Matthew Mastroianni (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Eric Bebel (Westfield, N.J.) made it a clean sweep in the 100 free, finishing 2-3.
- Robert Davis (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished second in both the 500 free and 1000 free.
- The Bulldogs closed the meet with a win in the 400 free relay. Mastroianni, Bebel, Davis and Allen combined to win the event with a time of 3:10.78, two one hundredths of second faster than Iona.
- On the boards, Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) won the 1-meter with a score of 262.58, while Zach Vogel (South Easton, Mass.) won the 3-meter with a score of 257.33.
- Benjamin Prouty (East Lyme, Conn.) set a personal best with a score of 216.83 in the 3-meter.
The Bulldogs will travel to New London, Conn., to swim against the Coast Guard Academy on Nov. 2.
Courtesy: Iona Athletics
SMITHFIELD, RI – The Iona College men’s and women’s swimming and diving team made their first of two trips to Rhode Island in a seven-day span today, ending up on the losing end of both meets to the host Bryant.
The men battled to a 175-119 defeat to fall to 2-1 on the season and the women lost to the defending NEC Champions, 222-72.
The meet saw five Iona swimmers win races in the highly-contested event that had over a dozen events decided by a second or less.
On the men’s side, sophomore Daniel Hadary led the charge with a pair of wins, including a 1:45.19 in the 200-freestyle, which was the top spot in a 1-2-3 finish for the Gaels, along with classmate Aidan Holbrook (1:45.40) and freshman David Son (1:45.97). Hadary also took the 500-freestyle at 4:48.48.
Other winners on the men’s side included senior co-captain Matthew Anderson who touched .27 ahead of Bryant’s Robert Davis, finishing at 9:52.49. Sophomore Jalen Ramjohn claimed the top spot in the 100-butterfly at 51.89 with teammate Conor Mullin taking the second spot at 52.32.
The lone Iona woman to touch first was freshman Taylor Spillman, who won her first collegiate race in the 200-butterfly by .01 at 2:11.07.
“You have to give Bryant a lot of credit, they really swam well today at their home pool. We had our chances to grab some wins, but just couldn’t get to the wall,” head coach Nick Cavataro said. “We will be better I’m sure of that. We have a very challenging stretch ahead with Providence, Monmouth and Binghamton the next 3 weeks as well.”