Georgetown Men Beat Delaware For First Time In Program History

Meet Results

  • September 30
  • Newark, Delaware
  • Meet Results
  • Score
    • Men: Georgetown 175, Delaware 125
    • Women: Georgetown 186, Delaware 114

Press Release

Courtesy of Georgetown Athletics

The Georgetown University swimming & diving team opened up the 2017-18 season on Saturday, cruising to a dual meet sweep at the University of Delaware. Racing at Rawstrom Natatorium, the Hoya women defeated the Blue Hens, 186-114, while the men’s squad won, 175-125. It was the first time in the program history that the GU men beat Delaware.

The Hoyas were boosted by seven freshmen who, swimming in their first collegiate dual meet, combined for 11 individual wins. The Blue & Gray won 20 of the 28 individual events and two of the four relays.

On the men’s side, freshman Andrew Stange (St. James, N.Y./Saint Anthony’s) registered three victories, winning both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle as well as the 100-yard butterfly. Fellow freshman Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic) also had two wins, touching the wall first in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, while classmate Jack Lynch (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) won the 200-yard butterfly. Junior Ryan Blom (Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey) won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events, and sophomore Jack Calderwood (Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep) picked up Georgetown’s ninth individual win by finishing first in the 50-yard freestyle.

The Hoya women were paced by three individuals who won two races apiece. Senior Molly Fitzpatrick(Manchester, N.H./The Derryfield School) swept both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, while sophomore Cristina Barrett (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) claimed both of the distance events easily, winning by eight and 13 seconds in the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyles, respectively. Freshman Phoebe Slaughter (Darien, Conn./Darien) touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM, while finishing second in the 200-yard backstroke behind classmate Evie Mauzé (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School). Fellow freshman Alexandra Rieker (Winston-Salem, N.C./Ronald Reagan) won the 100-yard backstroke, while taking second in the in 200-yard breaststroke and sophomore Lauren Henasey (Newtown, Pa./Germantown Academic) just outtouched her opponent in the 100-yard butterfly. Freshman diver Naomi Peng (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside) won the 1-meter event, while sophomore Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) won the 3-meter dive.

Georgetown will return to the pool on Saturday, Oct. 14 when it hosts Towson University in its first home meet of the season. The meet will get underway at 1 p.m. at McCarthy Pool.

Press Release

Courtesy of Delaware Athletics

MEN: The University of Delaware men’s swimming and diving program dropped its season opener to Georgetown University, falling 175-125 at Rawstrom Natatorium Saturday afternoon.

Senior Patrick Savidge opened the season in style, as the South Windsor, Conn. native took first place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.18), the 100-yard breaststroke (54.60), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.03), and the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.20).

Delaware started the day fast, as the 200-yard medley relay team of Corbin Borrero, Savidge, Chris Dryden and Andrew Woerth took home the title with a time of 1:36.18.

Sophomore Kevin Basch and freshman Bryce Ciecko also swam well as the duo finished first and second in both the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:38.57, 10:00.63) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:42.06, 4:48.33).

Delaware returns to action Saturday, Oct. 14 against George Mason at 1 p.m.

Head Coach John Hayman:
“We had some great swims for our opening meet, but it was a tough loss. This is the earliest we have ever competed, and we have a large freshman class, so it will take some time to develop their speed. Georgetown had a good meet and their depth in diving certainly hurt us. Our teams had many highlights today on the men’s distance and breast events and the women’s sprints. We will be working hard these next two weeks to get ready for when we host George Mason.”

WOMEN:

The University of Delaware women’s swimming and diving team dropped its season opener Saturday, falling to Georgetown University 186-114 at Rawstrom Natatorium.

Junior Athena Cimino starred in her Delaware debut, as the Georgia Southern transfer took home two individual titles, a relay title and swam for the 200-yard IM relay team (1:48.89) that finished second. Cimino placed first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.72) and the 100-yard freestyle (53.45). The freshman concluded action when she swam the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:39.31) as Delaware finished first.

Junior Mina Feyrer also swam well, as the Whitehall, Pa. native finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.45) and second in the 100-yard butterfly (59.11).

Delaware returns to action Saturday, Oct. 14 against George Mason at 1 p.m.

Head Coach John Hayman:
“We had some great swims for our opening meet, but it was a tough loss. This is the earliest we have ever competed, and we have a large freshman class, so it will take some time to develop their speed. Georgetown had a good meet and their depth in diving certainly hurt us. Our teams had many highlights today on the men’s distance and breast events and the women’s sprints. We will be working hard these next two weeks to get ready for when we host George Mason.”

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