BUFFALO, NY – The University of Buffalo women’s swim and diving team (3-0, 2-0 MAC) defeated the Duquesne Dukes (4-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10), 169-129 on Saturday afternoon . The Bulls won their program record 12e meet in a row. UB improves to 7-0 against the Dukes.
THE SWIMMING POOL
Excitingly, the Bulls finished first and second in the 200 medley relay to start the day. Mia Naccarella, Katie pollock, Clarice fisher, Jillian lawton won in 1: 43.78. Maddy McDonough finished second in 1: 47.04, Kasey keaney, Amanda neeb and Sawyer bosley.
Pollock and Keaney would give another punch in the 100 breaststroke. Pollock won the event in 1: 03.91 and Keaney was second in 1: 06.60
Fisher and Neeb had an exceptional day in the butterfly events as Fisher won the 200 butterfly (2: 05.93) and was second in the 100 butterfly (56.56). Neeb placed second in the 200 butterfly (2: 07.84) and third in the 100 butterfly (57.07).
Lawton has touched gold in every event she swam as she also won the 50 freestyle (23.41), 100 freestyle (51.36) and was on the winning team in the 200 freestyle relay (1 : 35.72).
To end the day, Bosley, Mr. Naccarella, Alicia Wood and Lawton won the 200m freestyle relay. The team of Grace wood, Malmström Abbey, Jaidyn Wolfe and Neeb (1: 40.26).
THE DIVING WELL
The Bulls once again dominated the dive, sweeping the podium in 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 won second place with an outstanding performance with 307.13 points. Patricia arceri finished third with 262.58 points in first year Kaylee donovan scored 216.60 for the fifth.
Franz won the 1-meter dive with a score of 317.85, surpassing second place by 40 points. Kwak continued his dominance with a second place finish with 277.43 points. Arceri finished 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 January 14th as they host the UB Diving Invite through Sunday January 16th. The invitation must begin at 11 a.m. each day. Swimmers will return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 22 as the team hosts Miami (OH) (3-3, 1-1 MAC) at 11 a.m.