January 13, 2013

SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS SWEEP SAINT MICHAEL’S IN RETURN TO POOL

Colchester, Vt. – Freshman Chris Mosconi (Gloversville, N.Y./Gloversville) and senior Maureen Donovan (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) each won two individual events and were members of a relay victory to lead the Le Moyne College men's and women's swimming and diving teams to a sweep of Saint Michael's College on Sunday afternoon at the Ross Sports Center. The men topped the Purple Knights, 173-100, while the women posted a 149-116 victory over their hosts.

Mosconi opened the meet by teaming with classmates Ben Verdi (Buffalo, N.Y./St. Joseph's), Daniel Tarbrake (Beltsville, Md./Gonzaga College High) and Craig Carey (Belle Harbor, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep) to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:45.56. In the fifth individual event of the day, Mosconi touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.13 seconds, while five events later he registered a season-best time of 1:06.99 to win the 100-yard breaststroke. Verdi added to his relay victory by topping the field in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 29.07 seconds. A trio of Dolphins joined Mosconi in posting two individual wins. Senior Scott Thieke (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) earned his first win of the day with a time of 1:52.89 in the 200-yard freestyle, while later touching the wall first in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:08.43. Junior Tyler Olson (Warners, N.Y./West Genesee) won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.48 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 50.51 seconds, while sophomore Ricky Divaccaro (Woodstown, N.J./Woodstown) topped the field in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 27.40 seconds and the 100-yard backstroke in 59.48 seconds. Junior Connor Agen (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) earned Le Moyne's first individual win by posting a time of 10:42.05 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, while sophomore Joe Kuchinskas (Farmingdale, N.Y./Holy Trinity) picked up Le Moyne's final win with a time of 25.37 seconds in the 50-yard butterfly. Freshman Josh Byrne (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) stayed unbeaten in dual meets by winning the first one-meter diving event with 207.75.

Donovan swam the anchor leg in teaming with classmate Jacqueline Daly (Middletown, N.Y./Pine Bush), junior Sarah Connelly (Peru, N.Y./Peru) and freshman Tara O'Donnell (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem) to win the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay in 1:59.01. Donovan earned her first individual win of the meet with a time of 59.09 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle. She then won the 500-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 5:24.45. Connelly, Daly and O'Donnell added to their relay victory by posting individual wins. Connelly won the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.66, O'Donnell touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.94 seconds and Daly topped the field in the 50-yard butterfly in 29.83 seconds. Freshman Katelyn Votapka (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) joined Donovan in winning two individual events. In the first individual event of the meet, she topped the field in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:35.94. She then won the next event, the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:07.22. Junior Allie Scorzelli (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.55. Senior Kristina Schmitt (Alden, N.Y./Nardin Academy) picked up the win in the first one-meter diving event with 137.75 points.

Le Moyne returns to the pool on Friday at Pace University at 6:00 p.m.

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Men's Team Results
Le Moyne 173, Saint Michael's 100

Men's Individual Results
200 Yard Medley Relay – Le Moyne (Chris Mosconi, Ben Verdi, Daniel Tarbrake, Craig Carey) 1:45.56, 1000 Yard Freestyle – Connor Agen (Le Moyne) 10:42.05, 200 Yard Freestyle – Scott Thieke (Le Moyne) 1:52.89, 50 Yard Backstroke – Ricky Divaccaro (Le Moyne) 27.40, 50 Yard Breaststroke – Ben Verdi (Le Moyne) 29.07, 100 Yard Butterfly – Chris Mosconi (Le Moyne) 57.13, 50 Yard Freestyle – Tyler Olson (Le Moyne) 22.48, 1 Meter Dive – Josh Byrne (Le Moyne) 207.75, 100 Yard Freestyle – Tyler Olson (Le Moyne) 50.51, 100 Yard Backstroke – Ricky Divaccaro (Le Moyne) 59.48, 100 Yard Breaststroke – Chris Mosconi (Le Moyne) 1:06.99, 500 Yard Freestyle – Scott Thieke (Le Moyne) 5:08.43, 50 Yard Butterfly – Joe Kuchinskas (Le Moyne) 25.37, 1 Meter Dive – Joseph Vo (Saint Michael's) 183.15, 200 Yard IM – Chad Phalon (Saint Michael's) 2:16.60, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Saint Michael's (Brandon MacPherson, Kyle Esposito, Nathan Paluso, Samuel Miller) 1:38.76.

Women's Team Results
Le Moyne 149, Saint Michael's 116

Women's Individual Results
200 Yard Medley Relay – Le Moyne (Jacqueline Daly, Sarah Connelly, Tara O'Donnell, Maureen Donovan) 1:59.01, 1000 Yard Freestyle – Katelyn Votapka (Le Moyne) 11:35.94, 200 Yard Freestyle – Katelyn Votapka (Le Moyne) 2:07.22, 50 Yard Backstroke – Stephanie Nadow (Saint Michael's) 30.08, 50 Yard Breaststroke – Sarah Connelly (Le Moyne) 33.66, 100 Yard Butterfly – Allie Scorzelli (Le Moyne) 1:06.55, 50 Yard Freestyle – Tara O'Donnell (Le Moyne) 25.94, 1 Meter Dive – Kristina Schmitt (Le Moyne) 137.75, 100 Yard Freestyle – Maureen Donovan (Le Moyne) 59.09, 100 Yard Backstroke – Stephanie Nadow (Saint Michael's) 1:04.12, 100 Yard Breaststroke – Julie Mullowney (Saint Michael's) 1:12.27, 500 Yard Freestyle – Maureen Donovan (Le Moyne) 5:24.45, 50 Yard Butterfly – Jacqueline Daly (Le Moyne) 29.83, 200 Yard IM – Grace Kahn (Saint Michael's) 2:34.60, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Saint Michael's (Grace Kahn, Corrine McAllister, Catherine Tierney, Charlotte Murray) 1:55.45.