Women's Swimming and Diving Defeat Bobcats in Conference Action

Women's Swimming and Diving Defeat Bobcats in Conference Action

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BUFFALO, NY - The last time the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York women's swimming and diving team hosted the Ohio Bobcats was back in November 2008. On Saturday the Bulls welcomed their Mid-American Conference foes for a dual meet inside Alumni Arena Natatorium beating them handedly, 185-112 for their first win over Ohio since their November meeting during the 2008-09 season. In total the Bulls won 12 of the 16 events despite swimming in exhibition for one event.

UB got off to a fast start by finishing first in the 200 yard medley relay, first and second in the 1000 yard freestyle, and first in the 200 yard freestyle events. Hannah Miller swam 10:19.91 to win the 1000 freestyle and earn nine team points. Her finish improved upon her season-best time in the event by almost 10 seconds.

Megan Burns had strong performances throughout the day with two individual wins and two first-place finishes in the relay events. Burns anchored the 200 yard medley relay that won in a time of 1:44.55, swam the 50 yard freestyle in 22.71, 49.69 in the 100 yard freestyle, and lastly swam 51.01 during the 400 yard freestyle relay. Burns' efforts earned the Bulls a total of 18 points in the individual events and help get 22 points in the two relay events.

Holly Olsen won both the 100 yard and 200 yard breaststroke events with times of 56.95 and 2:22.76, respectively. Her time in the 100 yard breaststroke hit a new season-best mark by more than nine seconds.

The Bulls were also strong in diving with Abbrey Croce and Mackenzie Moss finishing first and second in the one-meter dive and second and third in the three-meter dive. Croce and Moss hit new personal bests in the one meter with marks of 290.85 and 278.85, respectively, while Croce hit another season-best mark of 288.00 in the three meter. Kelly Moran also did well by earning four points total across both events with scores of 247.50 in the one-meter dive and 229.13 in the three-meter dive. Both of those marks are her highest of the season.

Julia Box and Saoirse Palu-Benson did well in the butterfly events. Palu-Benson won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:03.23, while Box finished first in the 100 fly with a time of 56.78.