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Swim & dive bested on the road by Binghamton

By: Connor Pohlman

The Canisius men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell on the road at Binghamton Saturday afternoon in Vestal, N.Y. The men's team suffered a 199-89 defeat, while the women lost by a 192-108 margin.

The men’s team was led by senior Liam O'Connell, who garnered the top spot in all three of his solo events against the Bearcats. O'Connell finished first in the 200 (1:43.53), 500 (4:41.30) and 1000 (9:41.08) free solo events. The senior also claimed third place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:27.71. Freshman Archie Minto sat atop the 200 fly for the fourth straight meet to begin his collegiate career, completing the event in 1:53.41.

For the women, they were led by graduate student Sage Pollack and freshman Noriah Cook. Pollack earned first-place finishes in both the 50 (24.12) and 100-free (53.47) events for the fourth consecutive meet this year. Pollack also placed first in the 200 free (1:40.97) and 200 medley relays (1:50.22). Cook was the first to touch the wall in the 100 (58.64) and 200-back (2:09.96). The freshman was also part of the second place 200 medley relay, along with juniors Isabel Sapio and Grace Van Buren.

The Canisius Golden Griffins will return to the pool Saturday, with a meet against Little Three rival St. Bonaventure. The meet is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. from the Burt Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo.

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