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Men's Swimming & Diving Edges Cincinnati, Falls to West Virginia
Villanova split with Cincinnati and West Virginia in Saturday afternoon's triangular meet.

Nov. 13, 2011

Complete Meet Results

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.


Team Scores

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