Men’s and women’s swimming have success over the weekend
Thomas Stamas, Staff Writer
November 17, 2011
Filed under Sports
The Le Moyne men’s swimming and diving team picked up their first win over the weekend by a 140-70 margin over Pace at Assumption College’s Plourde Recreation Center. The women’s team also beat Pace (134-120) but lost to Assumption.
Junior Scott Thieke led the way for the men’s team as he won three individual events and was a part of a relay win for the Dolphins. He opened the meet by swimming the first leg for the 400-yard medley relay team that finished with a winning time of 3:58.82.
Thieke was joined in the relay by junior James Walker, junior Tim Gallivan and freshman Thomas Bacon. Thieke then won his three individual events in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke, posting times of 1:52.58 and 2:11.64, respectively and a time of 2:11.63 in the 200 individual medley.
Other individual event winners for Le Moyne included senior Drew Acquaviva in the 50-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Connor Agen in the 1000-yard freestyle, junior Tim Gallivan in the 200-yard butterfly and sophomore Tyler Olson in the 50-yard freestyle. Gallivan, Acquaviva, Olson and Ricky Divacarro captured a crucial win in the 200 free-relay with a time of 1:31.26.
For the women’s team, senior Katie O’Donnell kept her undefeated streak alive in individual events this year by posting three wins to improve to 11-0.
She won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.40, the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.62 seconds and also the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 26.81 seconds.
Both the men’s and women’s team will be back in the pool this Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Rose at 1 p.m. in a meet that will help determine the Upstate Challenge standings, in which the Golden Knights currently lead 4-2.