BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo did not lose a single event as the Bulls dominated Canisius 204-77 in women's swimming action Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The win completes a season sweep of the Big Four as the Bulls defeated both St. Bonaventure and Niagara earlier this season.
Junior distance specialist Dawn Hickey (Brockport, NY/Brockport) led the Bulls with a pair of victories. Hickey took the 1000 freestyle in 10:37.76 and captured the 500 freestyle in 5:13.43.
Freshman Jolie Pun (Fonthill, Ont./E.L. Crossley) also won a pair of individual events. Pun won the 200 butterfly in 2:13.02 over fellow freshman Heather Rochette (Baie d'Urfe, Quebec/Queen of Angels Academy) who clocked a 2:13.38. Pun easily won the 200 backstroke in 2:12.73 and was part of the Bulls' winning 200 freestyle relay squad along with Rochette, Kristen Zimmerman (Penfield, NY/Webster) and Lisa Boettrich (Hilton, NY/Hilton) which finished in 1:45.11.
Freshman diver Kristi Reynolds (Norwich, NY/Norwich) was victorious in both the one-meter (194.25) and three-meter (220.43) competitions. Her three-meter performance also marked her season best scoring effort.
Junior breaststroker Katie English (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) swept both the 100 (1:10.60) and 200 (2:34.85) yard events.
Other winners for the Bulls included Jeni Broderick (Buffalo, NY/Kenmore East) in the 200 freestyle (2:00.07), Boettrich in the 100 backstroke (1:01.09), Carrie Quinlan (Amherst, NY/North Tonawanda) in the 50 freestyle (25.18), Stacey Zimmerman (Penfield, NY/Webster) in the 100 freestyle (58.81), Nicole DiCarlo (Lockport, NY/Lockport) in the 100 butterfly (1:00.15) and Melissa Schafer (DeWitt, NY/Jamesville-DeWitt) in the 200 individual medley (2:18.20). Carrie Armstrong (Spencerport, NY/Brockport), English, DiCarlo and Quinlan also combined to take the 200 medley relay in 1:52.58.
"This was a good meet to get ready for the MAC competition after our successful training in Florida," said head coach Dorsi Raynolds. "It's great to get the rust off after a month away from competition."
With the victory, the Bulls improved to 6-1 in dual meets while Canisius fell to 1-8.
The Bulls return to the Mid-American Conference wars next Saturday when they travel for
a double-dual meet against both Ball State and Bowling Green. The meet will be held at Bowling Green.