Buffalo Bulls Past Siena in Swimming Opener
Oct. 26, 2002
Buffalo won nine of the 14 events en route to a 163-81 victory over Siena in both team's women's swimming debut meet in Loudonville Saturday afternoon. The Saints captured both the distance and speed free style events in defeat.
The Bulls started off hot, edging the Saints by three seconds in the 400 medley relay. Siena's Kelly Pangburn won the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:42.37 Pangburn is the two-time defending MAAC Champion in the event.
After Buffalo's Jolie Pun took the 200-yard free, but sophomore Debra Tagliaferro got the Saints back on track with a victory in the 50-yard free sprint. Tagliaferro tore through the 50 yards in 25.72
The Saints next win came when freshmen Dana Golino coasted to a victory in the 200 yard backstroke. Pun then picked up her second win reaching the finish line just .28 seconds before Pangburn in the 500 yard free.
Last year's Most Outstanding Diver in the MAAC, Leah Serbalik took first in the 3M Diving event.
Jennifer Brankowski edged Siena's Kaitlin Krause by less than a second in the penultimate event-the 200-yard breaststroke. The Bulls completed the relay sweep with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay to close the event.
The Siena swimming and diving team returns to action against Holy Cross on November 6 in Loudonville.