BUFFALO, New York, Feburary 2. THE University at Buffalo women's swimming and diving team closed out its Mid-American Conference schedule with a 164-127 victory over visiting Bowling Green at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The Bulls improved to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in MAC action. The Falcons are 0-7 overall and in league play.
Sophomore diver Meili Carpenter swept both springboard competitions on Saturday, breaking her own school record on the three-meter board. Carpenter compiled a six-dive total of 336.10 points, eclipsing her old mark of 333.08 set two weeks ago at Niagara. Carpenter also won the one-meter diving with a total score of 272.00 points.
Ashley Schaffert swept the breaststroke races and was also part of a winning relay squad to help the Bulls in the pool. Schaffert won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.16 and followed with a victory in the 200-yard race in 2:26.43. She also swam the breaststroke portion of UB's victorious 200-yard medley relay as the foursome of Jessica Ballard, Schaffert, Sam Palma and Jessie Koltz finished in 1:48.27.
Koltz and Palma also scored individual wins in their specialty events. Koltz took the 100-yard freestyle in 53.77 while Palma won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.34.
Other individual winners for the Bulls included Kim Dale scoring a season-best mark in her victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Dale turned in a 10:30.33 clocking, shaving 10 seconds off her previous best mark.
Two other season-bests were turned in by victorious Bulls. Senior Meghan Lafferty posted a season best in winning the 50-yard freestyle in 24.78, taking the event by one-hundredth of a second over Bowling Green's Carrie Enright (24.79). Caitlin Reilly also set a season best to take the 200-yard backstroke in 2:08.98. Renae Sharkey won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.99. Andrea Lehner won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.22.
Special thanks to Buffalo for contributing this report.