Davidson Women Win, George Mason Men Lead in Richmond, Virginia

Davidson vs. George Mason at Richmond Duals

  • Oct. 18, 2019
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Men: George Mason def. Davison 130-56; Women: Davidson def. George Mason 165.5-95.5
  • Results

Courtesy: Davidson Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. — Siena Senn, Sarah Helen Shepherd and Shelby Stanley won two events each Friday — and the Wildcat women topped George Mason in the team scores — to highlight the first day of swimming and diving action at the Richmond Duals.

The Davidson women’s team emerged with a 165.50-95.50 win over the Patriots and will now face host Richmond on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

“The women were outstanding tonight,” said coach John Young. “It was fun to see them start to explore what they’re capable of.”

A sophomore, Senn won the 200- and 500-yard freestyles in 1:53.99 and 5:08.38, respectively, while Shepherd, a junior, won the 200 individual medley (2:06.77) and the 200 backstroke (2:05.01). Stanley, a freshman, won both butterfly events, swimming the 100 fly in 56.90 and the 200 fly in 2:05.81.

In all, the Davidson women won nine events, beginning with the 200 medley relay, as Hope Carpenter, Stanley, Olivia Stanley and Abby Francis swam it in 1:47.64.

Julia Goodhead posted a win in the 100 backstroke (58.07), and Hannah Gould won the 200 breaststroke in 2:25.11. Diver Liz Goei was unopposed and added key points in two events.

The top finish for the Davidson men came from junior diver Daniel Valmassei, who won the 1-meter competition. The reigning Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week continued his strong start to his first Davidson season, totaling 263.10 points to win by 18 points.

The Davidson men are back in action at 10 a.m. Saturday in Richmond and will conclude their two-day meet with George Mason.

Courtesy: George Mason Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. – Facing Atlantic 10 opponents for the first time this season, the George Mason men’s swimming and diving team leads Davidson, 130-56, while the women’s team fell to Davidson, 165.5-95.5, on Friday in the first day of competition at the Richmond Duals.

On the women’s side, Mason won five events against the Wildcats.

Sophomore Sophie McKinley got the Patriots started with a win in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:07.43), with classmate Megan Cummins, who won the event last year, placing third (18:29.72).

Freshman Jacquee Clabeaux won two events, taking first in both the 50-yard freestyle (23.78) and 100-yard freestyle (51.65).  Sophomore Ariana Lewis placed third in both the 50-yard freestyle (24.91) and 100-yard freestyle (54.07).

Junior Shannon Glesing took the top spot on the podium in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.53) and placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:27.96).

The combination of freshmen Leah Riley and Emily Lewantowicz, Clabeaux and Glesing placed second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.66).  Riley was second in both the 100-yard butterfly (57.79) and 200-yard butterfly (2:09.71), and third in the 200-yard IM (2:09.47).

The top three finishers in the 200-yard freestyle were separated by just over two seconds, with Mason sophomore Laura Hodge third in the event (1:56.50).

The Patriots took two of the top three spots in the 100-yard backstroke, with sophomore Hannah Milikich second (58.46) and freshman Lauren Ashton third (59.87).

In the 200-yard backstroke, Ashton placed second (2:06.45), Milikich was third (2:07.72) and senior Hannah Ikenberry finished fourth (2:08.32).

Freshman Ashton Gasper placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.62).

In the final event of the day, Clabeaux, Lewantowicz, Hodge and Ashton won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:33.20).

On the men’s side, the Patriots won eight events and hold the lead over the Wildcats after day one of the two-day dual.

Senior Attila Kiss won the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:24.55) at the Richmond Duals for the fourth straight year.  Freshman Jackson Knouse was second in the event (16:32.54).

The combination of seniors Ryan Donnelly and Christopher Stankiewicz, along with junior Dylan Peck and sophomore Will Rastatter took first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.22).

Stankiewicz also took the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle (21.20), with Rastatter right behind for a close second (21.61).  Junior Drake Moretz won the 100-yard freestyle (46.00), with Stankiewicz third in the event (47.57).

Junior Devin Truong touched the wall first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.08), while classmate Andres Alarcon, who won the event last year, placed third (1:55.80).

The Patriots swept the top three spots in the 200-yard breaststroke, with freshman Thomas Chapman placing first (2:08.91), senior Jake Ball second (2:09.95) and junior Wallace Watkins third (2:10.48).

The Patriots took two of the top three spots in the 200-yard backstroke, with Donnelly first (1:51.89) and sophomore Sam Westmont third (1:55.29).

The team of senior Logan Eubanks, Donnelly, Moretz and Rastatter claimed the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:06.97).

Senior Gerald Hodges, Jr. placed second in the one-meter diving event with a score of 245.70, while senior Joseph Amato was third with a score of 216.60.

The Patriots are back in action on Saturday morning, with the men’s team continuing their dual meet against Davidson, while the women’s team will face Richmond.

Diving will be held at the Robins Center Natatorium and swimming at SwimRVA on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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