Georgetown Men, Villanova Women Pick Up Wins in Big East Dual

by SwimSwam 0

November 04th, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Villanova at Georgetown

  • Men: Georgetown def. Villanova 178-120
  • Women: Villanova def. Georgetown 196-103
  • Results
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 3, 2018

Courtesy: Georgetown Athletics

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University swimming & diving team split a dual meet against BIG EAST rival Villanova on Saturday afternoon at Albert G. McCarthy Pool. The GU men came away with a convincing 178-120 victory over the Wildcats, while the women’s squad fell 196-103.

The Hoyas got off to a strong start on the men’s side, taking the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass. / Central Catholic), Nathaniel Goldfarb (Columbus, Ohio / Columbus Academy), Jack Lynch (Ridgefield, Conn. / Ridgefield) and Seth Maslowski (Cary, N.C. / Green Hope) touched the wall first. Two seconds later, the team of Henry Hollinshead (Raleigh, N.C. / Green Hope), Arthur Wang (Wilmington, Del. / Charter School of Wilmington), Emmanuel Emovon (Hattiesburg, Miss. / Wando) and Sean Devlin (Framingham, Mass. / Wayland) won a tight race for second.

Carbone, Michael Wheeler (Lafayette, Calif. / Campolindo) and Justin Summers (Weston, Conn. / Weston) each came away with a pair of individual victories. Carbone swept the 100- and 200-yard backstroke races for the third-consecutive meet. Wheeler took first in both distance events, winning the 1,000- and 500-yard freestyles, while Summers touched the wall first in both the 100- and 200-yard butterflies. Brett Sherman (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) also came away with a win in the 400-yard IM.

The Blue & Gray also swept the top three spots in both breaststroke events. Goldfarb claimed gold medalist honors in the 100 breast, finishing just ahead of Wang and Matthew Szilagyi (Leesburg, Va. / Thomas Jefferson), who took second and third, respectively. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Carlson Temple (San Diego, Calif. / Patrick Henry) touched the wall first, followed closely by Szilagyi and Goldfarb.

Georgetown capped off the win in the 400 freestyle relay as the quartet of Jack Calderwood (Houston, Texas / Strake Jesuit College Prep), Wheeler, Carbone and Jacob Kohlhoff (Tega Clay, N.C. / Fort Mill) eased to a six-second victory, nearly clipping the school record.

On the women’s side, Alexandra Rieker (Winston-Salem, N.C. / Ronald Reagan) came away with Georgetown’s only individual swimming victory as she touched first in the 200-yard breaststroke. Christina Barrett (Chatham, N.J. / Chatham) took second in both distance freestyle events, while the Hoyas claimed second- and third-place finishes in three different events.

On the diving boards, Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass. / Wayland) won the 1-meter event with a score of 280.50. Riley Fujioka (Los Altos, Calif. / Los Altos) and Naomi Peng (Gainesville, Fla. / Eastside) placed third and fourth, respectively, while Margaret Barnhorst (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Ponte Vedra) and Rebecca Cox (Atlanta, Ga. / George Walton Comprehensive) were right behind them. In the 3-meter dive, Fujioka won with a score of 264.38, with Peng and Miller taking third and fourth, respectively, and Cox placed fifth.

Georgetown will be back in the pool the weekend of Nov. 16-18 for the Bucknell Invite in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Preliminary heats will get underway at 10 a.m. each day, while the finals will start at 6 p.m.

Courtesy: Villanova Athletics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took their first road trip of the season to Washington, D.C. where they faced Georgetown on Saturday, Nov. 3. For the second meet of the season the women walked away with a victory, defeating the Hoyas, 196-103 and the men came up short, 178-120.

The women finished the competition with 12 first place finishes.  Nicole Welch, Darby Goodwin, Milly Routledge and Kelly Montesi all ended the day with two first place finishes apiece.

Welch clocked a first-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:18.77 as well as a top finish in the 500 free with a 5:01.40 finish. Routledge placed first in the 200-yard freestyle after clocking a 1:53.39 finish. In the 100-yard free Villanova grabbed a 1,2,3 sweep, where Routledge clocked in the top spot with at 51.94, Samantha Cheruk took second with a 53.11 finish, behind her by .01 seconds was Abbey Berloco at 53.12. Goodwin’s two first place finishes came in the 100-yard backstroke and swam 100-yard fly. In the backstroke she clocked a time of 57.45 and in the fly, she touched the wall at 57.37.

Montesi grabbed both her first place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke and the 400-yard individual medley. In the 200 back she clocked a 2:03.66 finish and in the 400 IM she came in at 4:27.70, 3.93 seconds faster than the second-place finish.

Rayann Jaryszak, Elise Pidutti, and Taylor Wilson also earned first place finishes of their own for the Wildcats. The lady ‘Cats also snagged first place finishes in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

On the men’s side there were two first place finishes, both by Stephen Krecsmar. He swam to a first-place finish in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:42.48. His second top spot finish was in the 50-yard free where he clocked in at 21.51.

Justin Cucchi was also a strong competitor for the Wildcats earning three second place finishes. In the 200-yard freestyle he came in at a time of 1:42.54, in the 200-yard backstroke he recorded a time of 1:50.37 and lastly in the 400-yard individual medley he clocked a final time of 4:13.01.

Men’s diving also had great effort on the day, placing first, second and third in the 3-meter dive and first and second in the 1-meter.

Villanova returns to action Friday, Nov. 9 when they host UPenn in the Villanova Swimming Complex for a 5 p.m. meet.

Final Score:
Women: Villanova 196, Georgetown 103
Men: Villanova 120, Georgetown 178

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