Duquesne Sweeps Opponents At Richmond Duals

Meet Results

Press Release

Courtesy of Richmond Athletics

Day 1

In the first day of the Richmond Duals, the Spider Swim and Dive program defeated George Mason, 170.5-123.5. Senior Annie Lanethe freshmen and the divers all shined in the first day of the competition. Lane won three events while the freshmen recorded four first-place finishes and eleven top-five finishes. At Robins Center Natatorium, the divers swept the top-four spots in both events.

Freshman Mallory Shake won the 50 free heat (24.10) with sophomore Virginia Marsh touching the wall just after at 24.35.

Freshman Ellie Ronan won the 200 backstroke at 2:04.45, which was the fastest time of the night. Classmates Sarah Mautino and Jordan Kohut turned in times of 2:11.93 and 2:12.79, respectively.

Ronan also took the top spot in the 200 IM in a time of 2:08.90, just out touching Mason’s Dorothy Reilly (2:08.92). Marsh and classmate Lexie Gilbert took third and fourth in the event at 2:12.57 and 2:12.75, respectively.

In the 100 backstroke, the Spiders also took the top four spots with Kohut leading the way, in a time of 56.46. Sophomore Hannah Gougertook second at 57.70 while senior Hannah Verrette (57.93) and Ronan (58.53) finished close behind.

The Spiders swept the diving event taking the top four spots in both the 3-meter and 1-meter. In the 3-meter event, sophomore Sydney Weiskopf lead the way with a score of 252.65. Senior Laura Rokop(247.85), sophomore Maddy Chao (238.30) and freshman Alex Beran(225.20) rounded out the top four.

Rokop took the top spot in the 1-meter event registering a score of 259.15. Chao (249.35) took second with Weiskopf (247.70) and Beran (239.05) rounding out the top-four.

Senior Annie Lane cleaned up wins in the 200 free, 100 free and 500 free. She won the 200 free touching the wall at 1:53.71, she clocked a 53.07 in the 100 and a 5:08.74 in the 500 free. Junior Nicole Piercytook second in both the 200 and 500 frees while Gouger took second place in the 100 free.

In the 200 fly, Piercy took second in her heat with a time of 2:09.98 with sophomore Lexie Gilbert (2:11.26) and junior Lauren Wallace (2:11.65) right behind her. Marsh finished third overall in the mile at 18:04.85, with Mautino finishing just a minute behind at 18:05.67.

Junior Morgan Soulia took second in her heat of the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:06.17. Senior Erin Barry was third at 1:07.47. Barry turned around to win the 200 breast stroke at 2:19.69. Soulia had a top-five finish at 2:29.69 with Verrette (2:29.69) and Gilbert (2:30.44) touching the wall just behind.

Junior Lauren Wallace placed third in the 100 fly at 59.58 with Shake (59.69) and Barry (1:00.70) just behind her.

In the relays, the Spiders’ 200 medley relay of Kohut  Soulia, Shake and Marsh turned in the second-fastest time of the day at 1:46.66, but bested the Patriots by two minutes.

The Richmond Duals concludes tomorrow as the Spiders square off with Duquesne. Diving gets things started at the Robins Center Natatorium at 9:30 a.m. Swimming is slated to begin at 10:15 a.m. with the 1,650 free.

Day 2

On the second day of the Richmond Duals, it came down to the wire as the Spiders and Duquesne went head-to-head in the pool. The score was tied going into the final event, the 200 free relay, where the Spiders touched the wall at 1:37.28 just behind the Dukes, who clocked a 1:36.31. Duquesne won the dual, 154-145. Senior Annie Lane continued her winning ways picking up two more wins today to add to the three yesterday, and senior diver Laura Rokop had an NCAA Zone qualifying score in the 1-meter event.

For the second-straight day, the Spiders swept both diving events. On the 1-meter board, Rokop led the way with a score of 266.35, which qualifies her for NCAA Zones. Sophomores Sydney Weiskopf (250.85) and Maddy Chao (250.50) took second and third respectively. In the 3-meter event Weiskopf posing the top score of 261.35. Freshman Alex Beran (255.0) took second and Rokop (248.35) rounded out the top three.

Lane and junior Nicole Piercy cruised to the top-two spots in the 1,650 free at 17:38.91 and 17:41.76, respectively, to start the second day of action at the Collegiate Aquatics Center. Lane also took second in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.25, just behind Duquesne’s Lexi Santer (1:54.67). Junior Lauren Wallace (1:57.11) recorded a top-five finish in the event.

The duo of Lane and Piercy raced to first and second in the 500 free too. Lane touched the wall at 5:08.78 with Piercy at 5:09.67. Wallace registered another top-five finish in the event at 5:15.47 and freshman Sarah Mautino finished in seventh (5:21.02).

In the 100 backstroke, the Spiders put three swimmers in the top five with freshman Jordan Kohut taking first. She touched the wall at 56.06 with sophomore Hannah Gouger (57.13) taking third and freshman Ellie Ronan (59.15) placing fourth.

Kohut placed second in the 50 free (24.50) just behind the Dukes’ Kristi McKnight at 24.19. Classmate Mallory Shake rounded out the top-five at 24.74.

Senior Erin Barry won the 200 breast stroke in a time of 2:21.63 as sophomore Lexie Gilbert (2:30.59) and senior Emily Landon (2:35.03) finished in sixth and seventh, respectively. Sophomore Virginia Marsh claimed the top spot in the 100 free in a time of 52.45 beating out three Dukes. Kohut and Brynn Robertson finished in sixth and seventh, respectively. In the 400 IM, Gilbert was the first Spider to touch the wall to place third at 4:33.57. Junior Morgan Soulia placed fourth in the event at 4:35.32. Soulia came in just behind Duquesne’s Abby Stauffer at 1:06.23 to take second in her heat of the 100 breast stroke while Barry (1:06.95) finished third. Gilbert was also the top Spider finisher in the 200 fly in a time of 2:11.02 to take fourth and Wallace rounded out the top five at 2:13.14.

In the 200 backstroke, senior Hannah Verrette came in at 2:04.72 to place second with Gouger (2:06.59), Ronan (2:07.95) and Mautino (2:10.20) close behind. Richmond’s 400 medley relay (Kohut, Soulia, Gouger, Marsh) clocked a time of 3:52.37 to edge out the Dukes 3:52.43.

The Spiders will take some time away from competition before the Patriot Invitational, which is a three-day meet. Action at the invitational begins on Thursday, November 16.

Press Release

Courtesy of Duquesne Athletics

Following a back-and-forth affair, the Duquesne 200-yard freestyle relay team earned a victory over Richmond in the final event of the meet to secure a 154-145 triumph over the host Spiders on Saturday morning.

The Dukes completed the sweep of the Richmond Duals after a 187.50-104.50 victory over Davidson on Friday night.

The DU 200-yard freestyle relay team, consisting of seniorMichelle Heim (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale), juniors Kristen McKnight (Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton) and Emily Thirion(Warren, Ohio/Warren) as well as sophomore Carson Gross(York, Pa./York Suburban), posted a time of 1:36.31 to seal the win over Richmond, the winners of the last seven A-10 titles.

All told, the Dukes bested the Spiders in eight events on the day.

Freshman Emma Brinton (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) finished with two event wins in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.94) and the 400-yard IM (4:30.05).

McKnight paced all swimmers in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.19, while senior Lexi Santer (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington) finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.67. In addition, Santer was right behind Brinton in the 400-yard IM, finishing in 4:32.83.

The Dukes had four swimmers finish prior to any Spider swimmers in the 100-yard butterfly, including junior Morgan Smith (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) (58.30), freshman Cateri Christinis (Charleroi, Pa./Oakland Catholic) (58.79), Thirion (58.88) and senior Kayla Owens (Youngstown, Pa./Greater Latrobe) (58.88). Smith (2:07.90), Christinis (2:10.35) and juniorGabrielle Werner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) (2:10.89) did the same for Duquesne in the 200-yard butterfly.

Junior Abigail Stauffer (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) topped all Richmond swimmers in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.80.

Head Coach David Sheets“It was great to get two wins this weekend, the swimmers and the divers worked really hard for both. For the Richmond meet to come down to the last relay was very fitting for the way the meet went back and forth. With that being said, we have a lot of work to do if we want to compete at the highest level of the conference. The ladies are working very hard but we have to start focusing on the little things in our races and at practice. If we can do that we will continue to get better.”

Head Diving Coach Charlie Hauser“The ladies did an awesome job this weekend. Day one started off with a lot of nerves but all three divers found their stride and managed to get the job done in spite of that. I was very happy with the focus and that they all made corrections and adjustments for day two. I think this was a strong first experience for the divers”

Up Next: The Dukes return to action next Saturday, Oct. 28 with the Atlantic 10 Conference Quad Meet in Geneva, Ohio. The meet is slated to get underway at 11 a.m. George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure and St. Louis are also scheduled to compete at the two-day event.

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