Women's Swimmers Fall to Ohio
ATHENS, OH – The University at Buffalo women's swimming and diving team dropped a 163.5-131.5 decision at Ohio University on Saturday. The Bulls are now 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference.
The Bulls won seven of the 16 events on Saturday with sophomore Brittney Kuras taking three individual honors and also combining on a UB relay victory.
Kuras opened the meet with a win in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.37 and followed with a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.62. She finished with a victory in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.21.
Alie Schirmers took the 200-yard breaststroke by a slim margin as she touched out Ohio's Tori Bagen by .12 hundredths of a second. Schirmers won in 2:22.37 to Bagen's 2:22.49.
The Bulls also took the 200-yard freestyle relay, the meet's final race, in a season-best mark as the foursome of Murphy, Taylor Steffl, Kuras and Morrell finished in 1:34.92.
"We raced and competed well today. We are a young team and this was their first away meet and they handled it well," said UB head coach Andy Bashor. "We have to tip our hat to Ohio, they were the better team today. We will use this as motivation to get better for the end of the season."
UB returns home for a non-conference clash next Saturday as the both the men's and women's teams host Colgate at 1:00 pm at Alumni Arena Natatorium.