Nov. 13, 2011
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--In a triangular meet on Saturday afternoon Villanova (2-3) gained a split with Cincinnati and West Virginia, defeating the Bearcats by a score of 164-131 and falling by a final of 190-100 to the host Mountaineers at the WVU Pool. The Wildcats registered five third-place finishes during the meet.
Villanova fared well against Cincinnati in the freestyle events to gain the necessary edge to come out on top at the end. Sophomore Ben Smith (Sudbury, Mass.) came in third in the 200 yard free in 1:44.03 and was less than seven-tenths of a second off the winning pace. Junior Scott Theide (Bethesda, Md.) was right behind in fourth place (1:45.29).
Thiede also led off the 400 freestyle relay in the final event of the meet and was followed by senior Ted Sukramani (Williamsburg, Va.), junior Braden Clarke (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and freshman Jason Moyer (Center Valley, Pa.). The Wildcats registered a time of 3:14.32 and finished third in the relay.
In the 100 free the first four finishers were all from West Virginia, with Thiede and freshman Chris Tamanini (Kingston Twp., Pa.) placing fifth and sixth, respectively, ahead of three swimmers from the Bearcats. Thiede recorded a time of 48.06 and Tamanini touched the wall in 48.39.
Freshmen Jovany Avendano (Paterson, N.J.) and Roy Sung (Wayland, R.I.) came in third in the 100 backstroke and the 200 breaststroke, respectively. Avendano finished in 53.04 and was the only finisher in the top five not from West Virginia. In the 200 breast Sung had a time of 2:14.62 and was followed by classmate tony sipala (South Glastonbury, Conn.) in fifth place (2:18.56).
In the diving events senior Charlie Cornelius (Armonk, N.Y.) placed third on the 3-meter board (186.45) and was fifth on the 1-meter board (166.60).
Villanova has one event remaining prior to the semester break and will compete at the Princeton Invitational during the first week of December. The competition will be held over three days from December 2-4.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Villanova 164, Cincinnati 131
West Virginia 190, Villanova 100
200 Yard Medley Relay
Villanova `A' 5th of 11 1:39.46 Villanova `B' 7th 1:41.36
1650 Yard Freestyle
Russell Paulson 4th of 6 16:51.01 Jordan Bickhart 5th 17:07.86
200 Yard Freestyle
Ben Smith 3rd of 11 1:44.03 Scott Thiede 4th 1:45.29 Ted Sukramani 7th 1:46.07
100 Yard Backstroke
Jovany Avendano 3rd of 11 53.04 Braden Clarke 7th 55.06 Kyle Grant 9th 55.56
100 Yard Breaststroke
Roy Sung 5th of 10 1:01.45 tony sipala 8th 1:03.76
200 Yard Butterfly
Ben Smith 4th of 10 2:00.29 Marc Maurizi 6th 2:03.39
50 Yard Freestyle
Scott Thiede 5th of 12 22.12 Ted Sukramani 6th 22.29 Jason Moyer 8th 22.61 Chris Tamanini 11th 23.01
1 Meter Diving
J. Paul Suydam 4th of 6 182.30 Charlie Cornelius 5th 166.60 Robert Patton 6th 123.50
100 Yard Freestyle
Scott Thiede 5th of 13 48.06 Chris Tamanini 6th 48.39 Jason Moyer 10th 50.26 Russell Paulson 12th 50.75
200 Yard Backstroke
Jovany Avendano 5th of 11 1:57.51 Jordan Bickhart 7th 2:00.04 Kyle Grant 8th 2:02.50
200 Yard Breaststroke
Roy Sung 3rd of 9 2:14.62 tony sipala 5th 2:18.56
500 Yard Freestyle
Russell Paulson 4th of 8 4:57.42 Jordan Bickhart 6th 4:58.88
100 Yard Butterfly
Ben Smith 6th of 15 52.61 (ex.-2nd) Jason Moyer 9th 54.74 (ex.-4th) Marc Maurizi 10th 55.12 (ex.-5th) Braden Clarke 13th 56.68 (ex.-8th)
3 Meter Diving
Charlie Cornelius 3rd of 5 186.45 J. Paul Suydam 5th 165.55
400 Yard Individual Medley
Ted Sukramani 4th of 11 4:19.36 (ex.-2nd) tony sipala 5th 4:21.41 (ex.-3rd) Roy Sung 6th 4:22.82 (ex.-4th)
400 Yard Freestyle Relay
Villanova `A' 3rd of 10 3:14.32 (ex.-1st) Scott Thiede 48.64 Ted Sukramani 48.14 Braden Clarke 49.37 Jason Moyer 48.17
Villanova `B' 7th 3:19.51 (ex-3rd) Russell Paulson 51.22 Jovany Avendano 49.69 Kyle Grant 48.72 Chris Tamanini 49.88