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Nov. 3, 2012


CINCINNATI - In their first road meet of the season, the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated the University of Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon at the Keating Aquatic Center.

The men defeated the Bearcats by a score of 237-63, while the women topped Cincinnati 181-119. Both the men and the women are 2-1 this season, and both are now 1-0 in Big East competition.

"This meet was very satisfying seeing this young team perform well on the road," head coach Chuck Knoles said. "We traveled only 17 swimmers and four divers on each side, forcing them to swim outside of their comfort zone. Our women stepped up nicely, turning in some season-best times and our men showed nice improvement from last week. It is a good sign as we head into our dual meet with Notre Dame next weekend."

The Panthers men and women diving were dominant as both went 1-2-3 on each the 1M and 3M boards. Aaron Snyder led the men with victoties in both, while freshman Samantha Winkelmann took the top spot for the women in both events.

In the pool, senior Joanna Budzis captured the 100 Yard Backstroke in a season-best time of 58.22. She then won the 400 IM in 4:29.27 as the Panthers went 1-2-3 in that event. Veronica Lee took second place in 4:31.51, while Tatyanna Sarjeant touched third in a time of 4:36.57.

Pitt also went 1-2-3 in the 1,000 Yard Free, led by Lauren Matevish who finished first in a time of 10:19.65. Dani des Tombe won the 50 Free at 23.98, while Kelsey Herbst swam to a first place finish in the 500 Yard Free in a time of 5:01.98.

Lee, the reigning Big East Female Swimming Athlete of the Week, won the 200 Yard Breaststroke for the third-consecutive meet in a time of 2:19.16.

On the men's side, Adam Maczewski, who has never lost the 100 Yard Backstroke in his career at Pitt, took first place in the 100 and 200 Back in times of 50:09 and 1:50.79. Sophomore Luke Nosbisch took first place in the 100 and 200 Yard Breaststroke, and was second in the 400IM to Mack Rice who won that event in a time of 4:07.40.

The Panthers are back in action next weekend when Pittsburgh travels to Notre Dame for its second-straight Big East contest. The meet is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Friday evening.

Pitt Swimming and Diving Defeats Cincinnati

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