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Blue Devils split with Alfred

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DATE: Fri., Nov. 13, 2009


Swimming & diving 


FREDONIA, N.Y. -- The Fredonia State women defeated Alfred University, 131-62, in a dual meet inside the Steele Hall Natatorium.

The Alfred men were 120-87 winners over the Blue Devils.

On the women's side, sophomore Juliana Walker (Frewsburg) won two individual events and was part of a winning relay. Walker touched out first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.56) and the 100-yard freestyle (:56.07). She also swam anchor on the winning 200-yard medley relay following freshman Emily Ginty (Chenango Forks), senior Taylor Kelly (Wading River/Shoreham-Wading River), and junior Leiya Pujals (Kings Park). Their winning time was 1:57.61.

Fredonia State had two other two-time individual winners -- junior Morgan Reisch (Fairport) and freshman Sarah Ficarro (Oswego). Reisch was first in the 400-yard individual medley (5:00.32) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.95). Ficarro scored 225.45 points in 1-meter springboard diving. She also outscored the opposition off the 3-meter springboard with 221.80 points in what for her was an exhibition.

Kelly added to her relay victory with an individual win in the 100-yard breast stroke (1:12.14). It, too, was an exhibition for Kelly.

On the men's side, seniors Christian Torres (Dunkirk) and Mike Seay (Grand Island) were double individual winners. Torres was victorious off both springboards -- 260.75 points off the 1-meter, 266.80 points off the 3-meter. Seay touched out first in the 400-yard individual medley (4:31.85) and the 100-yard backstroke (:56.49).

Several other Blue Devils turned in times and scores worthy of SUNYAC championship meet qualification.

"I was happy with the way we swam," head coach Arthur Wang said. "We had a lot of season-bests and we have only a few people left who have not qualified for SUNYACs. We're definitely making progress."

Next up for the Blue Devils is a home meet Nov. 21 vs. Allegheny College at 1 p.m.

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