OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State swimming and diving teams both lost close meets to Oneonta on Saturday afternoon at Laker Pool, as the women fell, 132-107, while the men succumbed to the Red Dragons by a 125-118 final. The women drop to 1-1 on the year, while the men fall to 0-2. Oswego State will next face Clarkson on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. in Potsdam.
Diving hurt the Laker women, as Oneonta outscored Oswego State, 31-6, in the two diving events, meaning that the two squads posted identical point totals in the swimming events.
The Lakers put together two strong relays, as they cruised to victories in both. The 200 medley relay quartet of Erin Molloy (So., Canandaigua, N.Y.), Delia Reed (Sr., Great Neck, N.Y.), Sabia Filiaci (Fr., Schenectady, N.Y.) and Molly Heagerty (Sr., Fulton, N.Y.) combined for a winning time of 1:54.79, while Heagerty, Katie Russell (So., Rochester, N.Y.), Ivy Lopez (So., Oswego, N.Y.) and Katie Flood (So., Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) partnered up for a first-place standard of 1:44.25 in the 200 freestyle relay.
Individually, both Lopez and Katie Maye (Sr., Binghamton, N.Y.) won events. Lopez touched out Oneonta’s Chandler Shepard by 15 hundredths of a seconds in the 50 freestyle (25.70), while Maye led a 1-2 Oswego State finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.45.
Beyond those two, Flood, Filiaci, Molloy, Laurie Jackson (So., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Reed each earned runner-up finishes. Flood charted a time of 2:21.83 in the 200 individual medley, Filiaci clocked a 1:02.58 in the 100 butterfly, Molloy posted a 1:05.92 in the 100 backstroke, Jackson covered the 500 freestyle in 5:43.63 and Reed registered a 1:12.50 in the 100 breaststroke.
On the men’s side, diving proved to be the difference as well, and despite the Lakers going 1-2 in the final relay, they were unable to overcome the deficit.
Nick Dupree (Sr., Vestal, N.Y.) won two individual events for the Lakers, claiming both the 50 freestyle (22.18) and 100 freestyle (49.88). Dupree also swam the anchor leg on Oswego State’s event-winning 200 freestyle relay, where he partnered up with Rudolph Trosin (Fr., Walworth, N.Y.), Philip MacLeod (Fr., Liverpool, N.Y.) and Andrew Minnick (So., Latham, N.Y.).
Jordan Prophet (So., Brockville, Ont.) rattled the program record in the 200 individual medley, uncorking a swift 2:00.29. Prophet, who won the event by more than a second, fell just short of the standard (1:59.70), which Dan Callinan set in 2006. Prophet also posted a second-place time in the 100 backstroke (56.95).
Minnick and Dereck Harmon (Jr., Clinton, Mass.) also captured individual events for the Lakers. Minnick touched at 1:51.48 in the 200 freestyle, while Harmon clocked a 1:03.77 in the 100 breaststroke.
Several Oswego State men also gave the team key points through runner-up performances. Tom Schmid (So., Liverpool, N.Y.) placed second in the 1000 freestyle (11:01.13), Trosin finished second in the 50 freestyle (22.51) and Joseph O’Brien (Jr., Middletown, N.Y.) took second on the 1-meter board (237.25 pts.).