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Swimming & Diving cruises to meet win over Siena, Rochester

By: Connor Pohlman

After an up and down at their performance last week, the Canisius Swim team dominated their meet last Saturday afternoon. The swimming and diving teams earned a first-place finish in 21 of the 32 events en route to defeating the University of Rochester and Siena Saturday afternoon.

For the men, the Golden Griffins earned a 152.5-145.5 victory over the University of Rochester, while the women's team defeated the Yellow Jackets 190-109 and the MAAC-rival Siena Saints 167-130.

Sophomore Jordan O’Connor, junior Grace Van Buren, and graduate student Sage Pollack all led the way for the women’s team. The team claimed first-place finishes in 11 of its 16 events on the day. O'Connor and Pollack both earned first-place finishes in all four of their events, while Van Buren placed first in three.

The trio claimed victory in both the 200 medley and 200 free relays, along with junior Isabel Sapio and freshman Ashley Allaire, respectively. Allaire came in first in the 200 free, followed by a second-place finish in the 200 breast, behind senior Alison Testone. Pollack finished the day claiming victories in the 50 and 100-free events, while O'Connor earned the top spot in the 100 and 200 back.

For the men, freshman Archie Minto and senior Liam O'Connell led the way. O'Connell earned victories in the 100, 200 and 500-free solo events and took first in the 200-free relay with freshman Ben Yant and juniors Alexander Hiltbrand and Adam Sokolowski.

Minto garnered first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 fly and 200 back, along with taking third in the 200 medley relay with freshman Patrick McCrone, Sokolowski and senior Connor Way.

The Canisius Golden Griffins will return to the pool on Saturday at noon for a dual meet against Geneseo at the Burt Flickinger Center.

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