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Geneseo sweeps AU swimming and diving teams
1/23/10

GENESEO, NY -- Host Geneseo defeated the Alfred University men's and women's swimming and diving teams in a dual meet Saturday afternoon.

Geneseo beat the AU men, 166-125, handing the Saxons their first dual-meet loss of the season. It marks the second straight season Geneseo has knocked off Alfred (6-1, 3-0 Empire 8), whose only two dual-meet losses in the last four seasons have come at the hands of the Blue Knights. The Geneseo women's team defeated AU, 159-110.

Seniors Andrew Brisson (Grenwich, CT/Greenwich) and Kameron Chambliss (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond) each won two events for Alfred. Brisson took the 100-yard backstroke (53.81 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (47.80) and also placed third in the 50-yard free (22.38). Chambliss won both diving events, claiming the 1-meter with 476.05 points and the 3-meters with 482.20 points. Both were new AU school records for 11 dives (he set new school records for six dives on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards in a recent home meet against Utica) and met NCAA qualifying standards. In addition, his score on the 1-meter board was a new Geneseo pool record.

Other winners for the Alfred men were junior Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga) in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.89) and sophomore Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy) in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.14). Olsen also took second in the 100-yard free (49.33) and third in the 500 free (5:01.17).

Senior Greg Pilgrin (Almond, NY/Alfred-Almond) was second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.28) and 100-yard fly (54.33) and freshman Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was second in the 500 free (5:01.13) and third in the 1,000-yard free (10:20.30). Sophomore Andrew Moragne (Cleveland, OH/University), junior Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond), Olsen and Brisson were second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:28.13).

Junior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) was the lone winner for the AU women (2-6, 1-2 Empire 8), taking the 50 freestyle in 25.57 seconds. She also placed third in the 100-yard free (57.05).

Sophomore Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo) was second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.87); junior Calista Merritt (Conesus, NY/Livonia) was third in the 1,000-yard free (11:41.90) and fourth in the 500 free (5:49.73); freshman Kylie Smith (Abington, PA/Abington) took third in 3-meter diving (328.75) and 1-meter diving (331.20); and freshman Eryn Matich (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:07.70) and 200-yard fly (2:34.60).

The AU men's and women's teams are in action next on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. at Ithaca.