Men’s Swimming & Diving Falls at Catholic, 166-96

Sophomore Michael Diana was second at both one meter and three meters on Saturday at Catholic.
Sophomore Michael Diana was second at both one meter and three meters on Saturday at Catholic.

Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team fell in its second dual meet of the 2017-18 season on Friday night, as the Royals dropped a 166-96 decision to Catholic.

With the result, Scranton is now 2-1 on the short season.

In the opening event of the evening, Scranton's 200-medley relay team of juniors Michael Ramsthaler (Florham Park, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) and Brayan Winiarz (Long Pond, Pa./Evergreen Community), along with senior Patrick Blaser (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and sophomore Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was victorious in a time of 1:39.74 to put the Royals on the board with a victory to start the night.

The Royals, however, did not pick up their next win until Quigley captured the 100-breaststroke in a time of 1:01.33. It was a dominating night for Catholic from then on out, as freshman Matthew Mills (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) was the only other Scranton swimmer to win an individual event on the evening, as he captured the 200-IM in 2:02.47, besting his nearest competitor by almost six seconds in the process.

Sophomore diver Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) also made his 2017-18 debut in the meet, taking the three-meter dive with a final score of 181.38. He also took part in the one-meter dive, finishing second with a score of 181.73.

The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team returns to action on Saturday, November 4th, as they travel to Goucher to take on the host Gophers and Juniata. Action gets underway at 1 p.m.

--ROYALS--