UB men's and women's swimming weekly release
Bulls Barrel Over Niagara
The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams rolled to easy victories as the Bulls defeated Niagara on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The UB men remained perfect at 4-0 with a 152-85 win over the Purple Eagles while the UB women evened their mark at 2-2 with a 146-90 decision.
Meints, Zorsch Double Winners for Men's Team
In the men's meet, the Bulls scored a pair of double winners. Josh Meints swept the distance freestyle races. Meints took the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.16 and also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:53.20. Cory Zorsch won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.56 and claimed the 100-yard butterfly in 50.24. Meints also swam the opening leg of UB's winning 200-yard medley relay team which finished in 1:35.24.
Women's Squad Has Three Double Winners
For the UB women, Alie Schirmers won both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races. She claimed the 200-yard race in 1:57.93 and then returned to win the 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.39. Karly Moore swept the sprint freestyle races. Moore won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.42 and the 100-yard freestyle in 53.53. Ava Giachino was a double winner in the diving competitions. Giachino won the one-meter springboard with 231.95 points and set a season-best total of 268.90 points to win the three-meter event.
Following the win over Niagara, head coach Andy Bashor commented on his team's performances. "I thought we did a great job of racing today. We had a lot of in-season best times which is very good for right now." said Bashor. "We have a couple more weeks of great training until the Akron Invite. This meet will gives us an indication of where we are at mid-season."
Divers Head Out West
With the swim teams preparing for Akron's Zippy Invitational in the first weekend of December, the men's and women's divers will next compete at the University of Arizona's Wildcat Invitational this weekend. This is the second consecutive year that the UB diving program has competed at the Arizona meet where they will compete against several other top programs from the region.