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AU men’s swimming and diving team beats Fredonia; Saxon women fall
11/12/10

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed Friday evening against visiting Fredonia. The AU men won, 123-113, while the Alfred women lost, 147-78.

Seniors Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga), Zach Mix (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) and Matt Lobban (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) each won two events to lead the Saxon men (2-1, 1-1 Empire 8). Olsen won the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.02) and 100-yard free (49.18 seconds); Mix won the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.77) and 200-yard butterfly (2:03.58); and Lobban won the 1,000-yard free (10:15.25) and 200-yard backstroke (2:02.86). Lobban also placed second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.11).

Other event winners for the AU men were sophomore Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) in the 500-yard free (4:58.57) and freshman Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) in the 50-yard free (22.43 seconds). AU swept the relays, with the team of juniors Richard Guarniero (New York Mills, NY/Thomas R. Proctor) and Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy), sophomore Brett Irwin (Springwater, NY/Wayland-Cohocton) and senior Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond) winning the 400-yard medley relay (3:42.70) and the team of Sowinski, Chapman, Mix and Olsen taking the 200-yard free relay (1:30.74).

Chapman was second in the 500-yard free (10:15.98) and Dolben was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.49).

Senior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) was second in the 100-yard free (56.88) and third in the 200-yard free (2:08.54) and sophomore Katie Ganley (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:48.29) and third in the 200-yard IM (2:29.21) to lead the AU women (0-3, 0-2 Empire 8).

Freshman Paige Citarella (West Islip, NY/West Islip) was second in the 200-yard back (2:25.52); freshman Heather Remchuk (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was second in the 50-yard free (26.90); junior Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo) was third in the 200-yard back (2:25.53); senior Calista Merritt (Conesus, NY/Livonia) was third in the 1,000-yard free (11:55.79); senior Cailin Asmo (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) was third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:36.43); sophomore Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth) was third in the 500-yard free (5:53.66); and sophomore Kylie Smith (Abington, PA/Abington) was third in one-meter diving (2:07.30).

The team of Hoops, Blair, sophomore Eryn Matich (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) and Remchuk was second in the 400-yard medley relay (4:27.59) and the team of Citarella, Remchuk, Remington and Asmo was second in the 200-yard free relay (1:50.78).

The AU women compete at home against William Smith at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Alfred men and women are at the RIT Invitational Dec. 3-5.