Swimming & Diving Splits Tri-Meet Against Boston College & Williams College
Dec. 1, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - After a two-week layoff, the Fordham swimming & diving team was back in action on Saturday at the Messmore Aquatic Center, as the Rams hosted both Boston College and Williams College, marking the fourth straight year that these teams have gotten together for a tri-meet. Fordham had a very strong showing with the women's team defeating both Ephs and the Eagles, while the men's squad narrowly dropped both match-ups.
The Fordham women defeated Williams, 166-128, and Boston College, 223-75, while the men's squad fell to Williams, 156-140, and Boston College, 161.5-137.5.
Fordham would post 16 event wins on the afternoon, led by junior Shintaro Noguchi and freshman Steve Sholdra, as each won three individual events. Noguchi won the 200 freestyle by tying a season-best with a time of 1:42.00, while later winning the 100 freestyle in a season-best time of 46.37 seconds. His third win came in the 100 butterfly, as he clocked in at 50.01 seconds. Sholdra captured both distance freestyle events, taking the 1000 freestyle in 9:28.74 and the 500 freestyle in 4:37.26, while also winning the 200 butterfly in 1:52.90.
Senior co-captain Thomas Yi was also a multiple event winner on the men's side, taking home both the 100 (52.83) and 200 (1:53.32) backstroke events.
In addition to the event winners, sophomore Patrick Militti was the top finisher in the 50 freestyle, taking second in 21.91 seconds, while in the relays, the men's 200 medley relay team and the 400 freestyle relay both finished third in 1:36.52 and 3:12.30, respectively.
Carroll and Shannon Lulley would also win individual events for Fordham on top of their relay victories. Carroll captured the 100 breaststroke in a season-best time of 1:06.09, while also taking second in the 200 individual medley in 2:08.55 with Lulley winning the 100 butterfly in 57.72 seconds.
The Fordham swimming & diving teams are now off until Friday, January 18th, when the Rams host the Iona College Gaels at the Messmore Aquatic Center, beginning at 4:00 PM.