ECU Sweeps Dual Meet Against Catawba

UABSPORTS.COM Natalia Favoreto
Natalia Favoreto

Nov. 12, 2011

Complete Results

GREENVILLE, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams won 32 of 33 events to sweep a dual meet from Catawba at Minges Natatorium on Saturday. The men's team improved to 2-2 with a 161-87 triumph, while the women's squad pushed its record to 4-2 with a 149-75 win.

Senior Natalia Favoreto posted three individual first-place finishes, touching first in the 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly. She won the 100 fly by nearly eight seconds and the 50-yard breaststroke by four seconds. Favoreto also helped her 200-yard medley relay team to a first-place finish.

Senior Kylie Francis and junior Holly Berenotto, also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay team, each posted multiple individual first-place finishes as well. Francis posted the fastest times in the 50 and 100-yard backstroke and Berenotto swept the sprint freestyle events, winning the 50 and 100.

Other winners for the ladies included: Amit Bechar (400 IM), Lauren Chew (500 free), Anna Gibas (200 IM) and Kristen Giese (100 breast). Senior Meghan Coyne also swept the diving events.

Freshmen Rokas Cepulis and Jeffrey Mead led the men's team with two individual first-place finishes each. Cepulis claimed victory in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard breaststroke with Mead capturing the 50 and 100-yard backstroke. Junior diver Tyler Dunsmore also earned top scores on both the 1 and 3-meter diving board.



Seven additional members of the men's team earned top finishes with senior Ailton Temotio proving to be the fastest swimmer of the day, edging teammate Geoffrey Bobsin by 0.32 in the 50-yard freestyle.

The Pirates will return to action Thursday, Nov. 17 on day one of the prestigious Nike Cup, being held at Korey Natatorium in Chapel Hill.