Men’s team dives forward, remains unbeaten

By Aliyaah Lindsey

The men’s swimming and diving team was victorious on Oct. 24 against Lehigh at home, breaking three pool records and extending its winning streak.

The undefeated men (3-0) beat Lehigh 193-95.

Freshman Carter Paules had two wins, one in the 100 breast with a time of 58.45 and one in the 200 breast with 2:08.60. With a time of 1:56.59, freshman Lucas Musselman also took home a win.

Senior Wayco Bailey took first place in the 3-meter dive and second place in the 1-meter dive; meanwhile, freshman Joseph Warker won the 100 meter event and was the runner-up in the 3-meter dive.

Breaking a Coppola Pool record time of 3:06.72, freshman Vincent Gibbons, junior Matthan Martir, and brothers sophomore and junior Zack and William Molloy were all victorious in the 400 free relay.

“ It feels great to be able to break the 400 free record. We are swimming really well early so that’s always a positive,” Zack Molloy said. “It is awesome to be able to break records with my brother because I grew up with him and it’s cool to be able to do something special with a family member by my side.”

The 400 free wasn’t the only record Zack Molloy broke that afternoon. He also won the 100 free in a record time of 46.45. He also swam in the 200 medley relay.

On an individual level, Martir won the 100 butterfly and Gibbons won the 500 free. Both swam in the 200 medley relay as well.

The women’s team (1-2) fell to Lehigh 190-98.

Freshman Breanne Hatter won the 1-meter dive (209.45) and took second in the 3-meter dive (144.30). Also, freshman Taylor Stalnaker won the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.84.

Sophomore Tara Maniace won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:10.31 and senior Virginia Bresko won the three meter dive in 180.10.

The Broncs will travel to La Salle on Nov. 7, with the men’s team hoping to continue its winning streak.

Zack Molloy said that along with being undefeated, his team has been enjoying the season thus far.

“Our team has great chemistry and is getting along well. We are having a lot of fun and I credit that to why we’ve had so much success early,” Zack Molloy said. “We will do what we’ve been doing to prepare for La Salle. Train hard, have fun, and go in with confidence to win.”

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