SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's swimming and diving team earned their first victory of the season on Friday night, defeating Providence 164-132 on Friday night.
Coach Cameron's Comments
"We were able to mix up the lineup a little bit and it worked well. Many showed some promise in a few new events. The divers really put us in a good position going into the swim portion. Overall, we are going to continue to work on some things and hopefully get better every week."
Bryant was able to grab a lead after graduate student Micah Ornelas (San Diego, Calif.), senior Tavish Boyle (Springfield, N.J.) and sophomore Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) each won a race in sequence to help the Bulldogs pull ahead for good.
How the Swimmers Fared
- Mays finished the night a perfect 4-for-4, starting with the team's 200 medley relay victory. He continued that success into a 100 back (56.91), 200 back (2:05.39) and 200 individual medley (2:08.41) individual win.
- In addition to the relay win, Boyle swept the individual breaststroke events with comfortable wins in the 100 breast (1:04.99) and 200 breast (2:24.90).
- Ornelas continued his hot start as a Bulldog, winning the 200 fly (2:05.50), 100 free (52.70) and 100 fly (55.14).
- Junior Zach Digiaro (Middletown, N.J.) and sophomore Andrew Allen (Bedford, N.H.) combined with Mays and Boyle for the 200 medley relay (1:46.22) win.
Coach LoCurto's Comments
"The divers really stepped it up this week. They are really getting closer to their early-season averages and are continuing to improve as the weeks go by."
How the Divers Fared
- The Bulldogs swept both boards as all five divers finished first through fifth in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives.
- Senior Kevin Sullivan (East Lyme, Conn.) and sophomore Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) each finished 1-2 on the boards. Hazlewood won the 1-meter (278.81) and Sullivan won the 3-meter (274.50).
Bryant finishes their three road meets to start the year on Saturday afternoon when they swim against Iona at 1 p.m. in New Rochelle, N.Y.