OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams sent out its 11 seniors in style on Saturday afternoon at Laker Pool, as the Lakers swept Buffalo State in the final home dual meet of the season. Oswego State defeated the Bengals by the score of 147-127 on the men’s side and 152-121 on the women’s side to move both squads to 4-3 in dual competition.
The Lakers started off the meet on the right note as both men’s and women’s 200 medley relays posted first-place finishes. Erin Molloy (So., Canandaigua, N.Y.), Delia Reed (Sr., Great Neck, N.Y.), Sabia Filiaci (Fr., Schenectady, N.Y.), and Katie Russell (So., Rochester, N.Y.) posted a time of 1:54.90 to win the event. Jordan Prophet (Fr., Brockville, Ont.), Dereck Harmon (Jr., Clinton, Mass.), Nick Dupree (Sr., Vestal, N.Y.), and Rudy Trosin (Fr., Walworth, N.Y.) clocked a time of 1:39.30.
It marked the start of a good day for Prophet, who set his fourth school record of the season in the 100 backstroke. He took top honors with a time of 53.59 seconds, breaking the previous record of 54.02 set by Scott Williams in 2001. Later in the meet, Prophet won the 100 freestyle with a result of 47.41 seconds, which was ahead of his teammate Nick Dupree, who placed second (50.55). In the 400 IM, Prophet registered a time of 4:23.02.
Harmon out-touched the competition in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, as he garnered first place with times of 1:02.96 and 2:22.85. Connor Harrington (Sr., Fairport, N.Y.) was right on Harmon’s heels in the 200 breast with a second-place time of 2:25.71. Andrew Minnick (So., Latham, N.Y.) also turned in strong times in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Minnick was first in the 200 with a time of 1:52.13 and swam an exhibition time of 5:04.61 in the 500, which would have been good for first as well.
The Laker men also went 1-2 in the 50 freestyle behind Dupree (22.42) and Kyle Hoag (Sr., Dansville, N.Y.). In the 100 butterfly, Hoag and Philip MacLeod (Fr., Liverpool, N.Y.) posted exhibition times of 57.52 and 58.86, respectively, which would have also placed them 1-2 in the event.
Other second-place finishers included Matt Pamlayne (So., Holbrook, N.Y.) in the 1000 freestyle (10:45.46), Adam Weber (Jr., Clarence Center, N.Y.) in the 200 freestyle (1:54.23), Adam Rosenbarker (So., Endicott, N.Y.) in the 200 butterfly (2:21.30), and Rudy Trosin (Fr., Walworth, N.Y.) in the 200 backstroke (2:09.31).
In diving, Jospeh O’Brien (Jr., Middletown, N.Y.) won the 1- and 3-meter events with 266.05 and 257.95 points, respectively. Kayla Fermoile (So., Grand Island, N.Y.) took first in the women’s 1-meter event with 170.90 points, while Justin Berrios (Fr., Bronx, N.Y.) was second on the 3-meter board with 208.65 points.
Reed also had a solid showing for Oswego State women, as she placed first in the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 1:11.14 and 2:38.01, respectively. Reed just out-touched Katie Flood (So., Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) in the 100 breaststroke, as Flood placed second with a result of 1:11.43. Flood later took second in the 500 freestyle in 5:36.78. Molloy was also a double-event winner after sweeping the 100 (1:05.19) and 200 (2:23.28) backstroke. Russell finished just behind her teammate in the 100 back with a time of 1:10.75.
The Laker women also went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly as Filiaci touched the wall in 1:02.88 and Emily Plummer (Jr., Horseheads, N.Y.) touched the wall in 1:08.05. Kasey Simmons (So., Cicero, N.Y.) also turned in a first-place finish in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:40.11.
Other second-place women’s finishers included Stacy Cich (So., Grand Island, N.Y.) in the 200 (2:03.85) and 1000 freestyle (11:41.98), Erin Murtha (Fr., Owego, N.Y.) in the 200 butterfly (2:29.86) and the 400 IM (5:19.63), Ivy Lopez (So., Oswego, N.Y.) in the 50 freestyle (25.75), and Molly Heagerty (Sr., Fulton, N.Y.) in the 100 freestyle.
The Lakers closed out the meet on a high note, as well, as both sides posted exhibition times that would have won each event. On the women’s side, Heagerty, Lopez, Russell, and Flood clocked a time of 1:44.76, while Trosin, Pamlanye, Weber, and Hoag touched the wall in 1:30.97.
Prior to the meet, head coach Mike Holman recognized the team’s eleven seniors: Nick Dupree, Josh Galusha, Connor Harrington, Brandon Hatch, Molly Heagerty, Kyle Hoag, Jamilee Jones, Katie Maye, Delia Reed, David Snow, and Courtney Toomey.
Oswego State will face Cortland on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. dual meet.