Duquesne Edges George Mason Women 149-144

George Mason vs. Duquesne

  • Oct. 19, 2019
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Women: Duquesne 149-144
  • Results

Courtesy: Duquesne Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. – The Duquesne swimming and diving team closed out day two of competition at the Richmond Duals with a 149-144 victory over George Mason.

The Dukes posted seven first-place marks on the day, led by two apiece from freshmen Emma Menzer (Newark, Del. / Newark Charter) and Sidney O’Donnell (Solon, Ohio / Solon). Menzer paced both the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:56.99) and 400-yard IM (4:36.47) while O’Donnell placed first in the 1-meter (248.15) and 3-meter (247.90) dives.

Sophia Perez (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill) and Emma Brinton (Landenberg, Pa. / Avon Grove) each won an event for the second-straight day, as Perez paced the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.84) and Brinton the  200-yard breaststroke (2:27.62).

Carson Gross (York, Pa. / York Suburban) placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:09.19) for Duquesne.

Head coach David Sheets: “The meets this weekend really gave us a gauge of where we are as a team. Our upperclassmen and divers did what they needed to do to keep us competitive but our freshmen swimmers are still learning what it means to consistently compete in the college environment. The positive is they have a lot of room to grow and are willing to work at getting better.” Head diving coach Charlie Hauser: “In our first competition with conference members this season the divers performed very well. The first day was decent but everyone seemed to have some jitters. On the second day, however, everyone looked more settled and stepped up their game. The goal now is to continually compete at that level.”

Duquesne travels to SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio for the 2019 Atlantic 10 Classic next Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27.

Courtesy: George Mason Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. – The George Mason women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up competition at the Richmond Duals on Saturday.

The Mason women’s team won eight events but fell just short to Duquesne, 149-144.

On the women’s side, the Patriots went two-three in the 1,650-yard freestyle to begin the day, with senior Hannah Ikenberry second (18:13.39) and junior Erica King third (18:55.91).

Sophomore Laura Hodge won the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.71), while freshman Ashton Gasper placed fourth in the event (1:59.55).  Hodge placed third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.04).

Sophomore Hannah Milikich took the top spot on the podium in the 100-yard freestyle (58.25), with freshman Lauren Ashton just missing the podium with a fourth-place finish (1:00.03).

Sophomore Jacquee Clabeaux won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.05), with freshman Grace Newton fourth in the event (1:10.46).  In the 200-yard breaststroke, sophomore Sophie McKinley placed third (2:31.73).  McKinley also placed second in the 400-yard IM (4:41.50).

Clabeaux also claimed the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle (51.47), with sophomore Ariana Lewis third (54.70) and freshman Emily Lewantowicz fourth (54.73).

In the 200-yard butterfly, freshman Leah Riley won by under a second (2:10.17) with Hodge just behind in second (2:10.48).  Sophomore Annie McNenny placed fourth in the event (2:12.27).

Riley also won the 100-yard butterfly (58.68), while Milikich touched the wall third (1:00.08).  Junior Shannon Glesing took first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.79), while Lewis was third in the event (25.07).

In the 200-yard backstroke, Ashton was second (2:07.38) and Milikich placed third (2:07.88).  The Patriots also won the 400-yard medley relay (3:54.55) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.32).

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