January 18, 2013


Pleasantville, N.Y. – The Pace University swimming and diving teams swept Le Moyne College in a dual meet on Friday night at the Goldstein Fitness Center. On the men's side, the Setters edged the Dolphins, 154-136, while Pace posted a 156-134 win on the women's side.

A pair of Dolphins won two events each to lead the women's team. Junior Sarah Connelly (Peru, N.Y./Peru) picked up her first win of the evening by topping the field in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:13.75. She was then victorious in the 200-yard breaststroke by touching the wall in 2:37.09. Freshman Tara O'Donnell (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem) earned Le Moyne's first individual victory by winning the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.81. She picked up her team's final win by topping the field in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:17.02. The Dolphins opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:59.25.

On the men's side, freshman Josh Byrne (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) remained perfect in dual meets by sweeping the two diving events. In the one-meter event, Byrne posted a score of 272.10 to earn the win. Off the three-meter board, Byrne was victorious with 267.30 points. Freshman Zarian Cleare (Nassau, Bahamas/Queen's College) picked up Le Moyne's first victory of the meet by topping the field in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:14.62. Senior Scott Thieke (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) wrapped up the meet by winning the 400-yard IM with a season-best time of 4:25.23.

The Dolphins close out their dual meet schedule at home on Sunday against Southern Connecticut State University at 12:30 p.m. Prior to the meet, the senior class of Thieke, Jacqueline Daly (Middletown, N.Y./Pine Bush), Maureen Donovan (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego), Julia Jones (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and Kristina Schmitt (Alden, N.Y./Nardin Academy) will be honored for their contributions to the program.


Men's Team Results
Pace 154, Le Moyne 136

Men's Individual Results
200 Yard Medley Relay – Pace (Dogus Akay, Derek Slayton, Kevin Dickson, Michael Fridman) 1:37.94, 1000 Yard Freestyle – Dogus Akay (Pace) 9:58.84, 200 Yard Freestyle – Michael Fridman (Pace) 1:46.43, 100 Yard Backstroke – Dogus Akay (Pace) 54.08, 100 Yard Breaststroke – Derek Slayton (Pace) 1:00.04, 200 Yard Butterfly – Zarian Cleare (Le Moyne) 2:14.62, 50 Yard Freestyle – Kevin Dickson (Pace) 22.22, 1 Meter Dive – Josh Byrne (Le Moyne) 272.10, 100 Yard Freestyle – Kevin Dickson (Pace) 48.75, 200 Yard Backstroke – Dogus Akay (Pace) 1:56.44, 200 Yard Breaststroke – Derek Slayton (Pace) 2:14.22, 500 Yard Freestyle – Michael Fridman (Pace) 4:55.64, 100 Yard Butterfly – Kevin Dickson (Pace) 53.18, 3 Meter Dive – Josh Byrne (Le Moyne) 267.30, 400 Yard IM – Scott Thieke (Le Moyne) 4:25.23, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Pace (Michael Fridman, Adam James, Zacchary Filanova, Matthew McCann) 1:30.44.

Women's Team Results
Pace 156, Le Moyne 134

Women's Individual Results
200 Yard Medley Relay – Le Moyne 1:59.25, 1650 Yard Freestyle – Kaitlyn Siriano (Pace) 18:35.31, 200 Yard Freestyle – Alexis Chocianowski (Pace) 2:02.84, 100 Yard Backstroke – Tara O'Donnell (Le Moyne) 1:00.81, 100 Yard Breaststroke – Sarah Connelly (Le Moyne) 1:13.75, 200 Yard Butterfly – Georgina Goulding (Pace) 2:11.61, 50 Yard Freestyle – Kaitlyn Lynch (Pace) 25.19, 1 Meter Dive – Jennifer Palladino (Pace) 253.43, 100 Yard Freestyle – Kaitlyn Lynch (Pace) 56.32, 200 Yard Backstroke – Alexis Chocianowski (Pace) 2:20.11, 200 Yard Breaststroke – Sarah Connelly (Le Moyne) 2:37.09, 500 Yard Freestyle – Georgina Goulding (Pace) 5:31.91, 100 Yard Butterfly – Kaitlyn Lynch (Pace) 58.96, 3 Meter Dive – Jennifer Palladino (Pace) 256.27, 200 Yard IM – Tara O'Donnell (Le Moyne) 2:17.02, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Pace (Kaitlyn Lynch, Alexis Chocianowski, Georgina Goulding, Kaitlyn Siriano) 1:45.86.