Army Welcomes Buffalo To West Point On Saturday

Head Coach Mickey Wender

Head Coach Mickey Wender

Nov. 7, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. - After taking last weekend off, the Army swimming and diving teams return to action on Saturday, Nov. 10, when the Black Knights host Buffalo in a non-conference dual meet. The first events are scheduled to get under way from Crandall Pool at 12 p.m.

The Army men bring a perfect 4-0 record into Saturday's matchup after posting victories versus Boston College, Rowan, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Black Knight women, meanwhile, show a 3-2 mark following victories opposite Boston College, Rowan and Vermont.

Both Buffalo teams will compete at Colgate on Friday evening, before making the trek to West Point for Saturday's meet. The UB women boast a 1-0 record after posting a 165-133 victory over Akron last Saturday. The Buffalo men will make their dual meet debut on Friday versus Colgate.

Army has been idle since splitting a dual meet versus Connecticut on Oct. 26. The Black Knight men defeated the Huskies (167.5-132.5) while the Army women were beaten by UConn (174-126).

Ayman Andrews had a hand in three victories in the pool, and Chris Nguyen swept the diving events to pace the Army men in the UConn meet. Nat Beale had a hand in four victories in the pool, and Molly Mucciarone was a part of three wins to pace the Black Knight women versus the Huskies.

Andrews began the Connecticut meet by teaming with Kenny Yacynych, Carter Kelly and Dan Foky to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:33.92. Andrews went on to sweep the butterfly events, taking gold in both the 100 fly (46.69) and 200 fly (1:53.30).

Nguyen, who has been tabbed Patriot League Male Diver of the Week twice already this season, swept diving events versus UConn. He coasted to victory off the one-meter board, piling up 310.20 points and winning by nearly 60 markers. Nguyen capped his productive evening by taking gold off the three-meter board (314.55).

Chris Szekely added a victory in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:42.45. Sam Mo chipped in a win in the 200 IM (1:54.29).

Beale, who was named Patriot League Female Swimmer of the Week early last month, began the UConn meet by teaming with Jess Fabrizio, Mucciarone and Grace Hamilton to take gold in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.35). Beale then went on to post victories in the 100 back (59.22), 200 back (2:06.01) and 200 IM (2:10.40).

Mucciarone, meanwhile, recorded individual wins in the 100 free (53.09) and 100 fly (57.05). Her clocking in the 100 fly ranks as the fourth-fastest time in Academy history.

Army and Buffalo will be squaring off for the first time when the two programs lock horns on Saturday.

Following this weekend's meet, the Black Knights will finish off their brief homestand by hosting the Columbia men and the LIU Post women on Saturday, Nov. 17.

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