Bulls Cruise Past Colgate in Non-Conference Dual Meet

Bulls Cruise Past Colgate in Non-Conference Dual Meet

BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams nearly won every event in convincing dual meet victories over Colgate on Saturday afternoon at the Alumni Arena Natatorium. The men defeated the Raiders 159-99, while the women scored a 153-112 victory.

Jess Powers led the women's team with wins in three separate events. The junior won the 1,000 freestyle (10:15.93), 500 freestyle (5:02.46) and 200 freestyle (1:53.92). 

Marissa Murphy also won multiple events, winning the 50 freestyle (24.41) and the 100 butterfly (58.01).

Other winners on the women's side were Melissa Trail (100 backstroke), Rachael Ragen (200 butterfly), Marisa Pulaski (200 backstroke), Spencer Rodriguez (200 breaststroke) and Brittney Kuras (200 IM).

In the diving well, Ava Giachino won the one-meter board with a score of 277.50.

On the men's side, Mike Dugan, Antonio Lanzi and Eric Culver each won two events. 

Dugan won the 100 backstroke with a time of 50:41 and the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.74.

Lanzi took first place in the 50 freestyle (21.37) and the 100 freestyle (47.11).

Culver won the 200 butterfly (1:52.03) and the 500 freestyle (4:42.00).

Chris Iafrat took first place in both the one and three-meter boards with scores of 293.85 and 329.33, respectively.

"I'm very happy with the way we competed today and raced from start to finish," head coach Andy Bashor said. "I was really happy with the way we started out the meet and how we kept our energy levels up to finish the meet strong. We saw a lot of people swim in different events. It was good to see where our strengths and maybe a little bit of our weakness are."

Both teams will next compete at the Cleveland State Invite beginning on Nov. 22.