George Washington Defeats Georgetown in Saturday Dual, Winning 23 Events

Georgetown vs. George Washington

Courtesy: Georgetown Athletics

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams fell to the George Washington University Colonials at McCarthy Pool on Saturday. The men’s squad dropped to 5-2 on the season with a 159-141 setback while the women fell to 3-4 with a 165-127 defeat.

“It’s really tough to race in back-to-back days,” Head Coach Jack Leavitt said. “Both teams showed a lot of toughness throughout the whole weekend. I’m excited to get back to training next week and get ready for Seton Hall and Senior Day.”

HOYA HIGHLIGHTS

GU picked up 12 wins, placed second in 14 events and earned 19 third-place times.

The women’s 200 medley relay teams went 2-3 to open the meet while the men’s side secured a second-place time in the same event.

After Ryan Evangelista earned a third-place mark with a season-best time of 10:34.59 (1,000 free), Michael Wheeler and Jack Brearton finished first and third in the men’s 1,000 free.

Brett Sherman reached the podium with a second-place mark in the 200 free.

On the women’s side, Grace Chen and Kylie Stronko went 1-3 in 100 back and before men’s swimmer John McEachern finished in third.

Women’s Erin Hood and men’s Ansen Meyer captured first and third, respectively, in the 100 breast.

Following third-place finishes by Genevieve Youngman and Jack Januario in the 200 fly, Michael Baldini and Sean Devlin secured the top two podium spots in the 50 free.

Kyle Maziarz and Charlie Reichle finished 1-2 in the 1m dive after Emilie Ginovker earned the final spot on the podium on the women’s side.

Jack Muratori picked up a first-place finish in the 100 free after Bella Wylie rounded out the women’s portion.

Women’s swimmer Stronko and men’s swimmer Drew Carbone went 1-2 in their respective 200 back events.

Carson Temple and Meyer went 1-3 in the 200 back while Hood picked up a second-place finish in the same event.

Corey Moon and Evangelista on the women’s side and Januario and Brearton on the men’s side logged second and third-place finishes, respectively, in the 500 free.

Youngman, Gabriella Meringolo and Cora Martin swept the podium in the women’s 100 fly before Baldini earned a second-place mark on the men’s side.

In the final dive break of the meet, Maziarz and Joseph Hofman went 1-3 in the 3m and Ginovker finished in third in the women’s portion.

Hood, Carly Rutledge and Maddie Haley swept the 200 IM before the men’s Stephen Kim and Carbone captured second and third, respectively, in the same event.

The Hoyas ended the day with a pair of women’s 400 free relay teams in the top two before the men’s side had teams place second and third.

ON DECK

The Hoyas will wrap up the regular season at home with Senior Day against conference foe Seton Hall on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m., before heading to the BIG EAST Championships in New York (Feb. 23-26).

Courtesy: GW Athletics

WASHINGTON – GW swimming and diving returned to competition in fine form on Saturday, earning a sweep of crosstown foe Georgetown at McCarthy Pool in its first dual meet of 2022.

Connor Rodgers won three individual races to lead the men vs. the Hoyas, while Moriah FreitasErin McCarthyBecca BrownJulia Knox and Jamie Doak took two events apiece to pace the women in victory.

In all, the Buff and Blue claimed 23 of 32 events on the day, including all four relays contested.

WOMEN’S HIGHLIGHTS
– Brown led a strong effort from the GW sprinters. The junior from Mohnton, Pa., won the 50 free (:23.92) followed by teammates Chloe HernandezGrace Olivardia and Rebecca Smolcic. She went 1-2 with Hernandez in the 100 free with a winning time of 52.26 seconds.
– Knox won the 200 free in 1:52.89, just ahead of teammates Molly Smyers and Olivardia, and the rookie from Craigavon, Northern Ireland also landed a win in the 200 IM in 2:05.35.
– McCarthy picked up wins in both distance races. The senior from Minnetonka, Minn., edged teammate Andrea Moussier to win the 1,000 free in 10:20.23 and then also took the 500 free in 5:03.90.
– Doak and Dara Reyblat took the top two places in both diving events. Doak posted a season-best score of 282.98 on the 3-meter board and a winning score of 246.98 on 1-meter.
– Freitas captured both the 100 fly (:56.50) and 200 fly (2:04.96).
Stine Omdahl Petersen also picked up a victory, touching first in the 200 breast in 2:20.11.
– In addition to leading GW in both backstroke races, Marlee Rickert had a hand in both relay victories. She teamed with Petersen, Hernandez and Smolcic on a narrow win in the 200 medley relay (1:46.38) and then closed the meet by partnering with McCarthy, Olivardia and Brown to win the 400 free relay (3:33.59).

MEN’S HIGHLIGHTS
– A rookie from Carmel, Calif., Rodgers was a triple winner with victories in the 200 free (1:42.92), 500 free (4:36.33) and 200 fly (1:52.81).
Karol Mlynarczyk took both backstroke events. The sophomore from Warsaw, Poland, went 1-2 with Ryan Patterson in the 100 fly (:50.08) and then added a victory in the 200 back in 1:49.87.
Durde Matic won the 100 fly in 48.46 and also led the Buff and Blue in the 50 free (:21.97).
Tyler Kawakami went 1-2 with Bode Ringenbach in the 100 breast, winning in 58.29 seconds. The junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, was also runner-up in the 100 free (:47.52).
– With the score tight late in the meet, Ringenbach scored a victory in the 200 IM in 1:52.82.
– Mlynarczyk, Kawakami and Matic teamed with Dylan Koo on a victory in the 200 medley relay (1:30.91) and then closed the meet by taking the 400 free relay with Ethan Tulenko in 3:04.61.
Spencer Bystrom led the Buff and Blue with runner-up finishes on both the 1-meter (270.90) and 3-meter (301.88) diving boards.

UP NEXT: GW’s final tune-up for the A-10 Championships comes at Virginia’s Cavalier Invitational, which runs Feb. 4-6 in Charlottesville, Va.

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3 months ago

Really feel like Georgetown’s ceiling is so much higher than they are now. Hoping for continued upward trajectory.