ISL SEASON 3 PLAYOFFS MATCH 2: DAY 2 LIVE RECAP

2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – PLAY-OFFS MATCH 2

Team scores after Day 1

  1. London Roar – 280.5
  2. LA Current – 246.0
  3. Toronto Titans – 231.5
  4. Aqua Centurions – 138.0

The London Roar hold the lead heading into day 2 of the second ISL Season 3 playoff match, though the LA Current and Toronto Titans are still well within striking range. London won the right to pick the stroke for both skins races after Day 1, picking butterfly for the men and breaststroke for the women. The session starts at 1 PM EST.

On Day 1, LA was bolstered by the return of American backstroker Ryan Murphy, who who won the 200 and 50 back in his first races since Tokyo and will look to sweep the backstrokes with the 100 today. London was a perfect four for four on the relays yesterday and figures to be the favorite heading into the mixed relay today. High school phenom Summer McIntosh returned for the Toronto Titans and won the 400 free handily yesterday and still has two events left to swim today.

Women’s 100 free

Top 8 finishers

  1. Emma McKeon (LON): 51.28
  2. Abbey Weitzeil (LAC): 51.85
  3. Kasia Wasick (TOR): 51.87
  4. Madison Wilson (LAC): 51.88
  5. Michelle Coleman (TOR): 52.53
  6. Freya Anderson (LON): 53.02
  7. Silvia di Pietro (AQC): 53.15
  8. Lindon Munoz del Campo (AQC): 53.45

Australian Emma McKeon started the day off strong for the Roar, taking the 100 free in 51.28, well ahead of second place Abbey Weitzeil. Mckeon held a slim lead at the 50, but pulled away in the second half of the race to easily take the win. McKeon also jackpotted one point from 8th place Lindon Munoz del Campo.

LA Current’s Abbey Weitzeil went out with McKeon and faded down the stretch but was able to hold on for the silver, just outtouching Toronto’s Kasia Wasick 51.85 to 51.87. Also close in that fray was LAC’s Madison Wilson, who touched fourth in 51.88.

Men’s 100 free

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Kyle Chalmers (LON): 46.30
  2. Vladislav Grinev (AQC): 46.37
  3. Maxime Rooney (LAC): 46.74
  4. Brett Pinfold (LAC): 46.82
  5. Alessandro Miressi (AQC): 46.90
  6. Lorenzo Zazzeri (TOR): 47.17
  7. Uri Kisil (TOR): 47.35
  8. Tom Dean (LON): 48.18

The Roar’s Aussie contingent made it a clean sweep of the 100 free, with Kyle Chalmers stopping the clock in 46.30. That time is well off of his lifetime best and World Record of 44.84, which he set just last month in Kazan.

Touching in second was AQC’s Vladislav Grinev, who finished just behind Chalmers in 46.37. The LA Current completed a 3-4 finish with Maxime Rooney touching in 3rd in 46.74 and Brett Pinfold finishing in 46.82 for fourth.

Women’s 200 fly

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Laura Stephens (TOR): 2:05.37
  2. Summer McIntosh (TOR): 2:07.02
  3. Ilaria Bianchi (LON): 2:07.75
  4. Helena Gasson (LAC): 2:07.87
  5. Alessia Polieri (AQC): 2:09.60
  6. Anna Ntountounaki (LAC): 2:09.99
  7. Laura Taylor (AQC): 2:10.26
  8. Laura Lahtinen (LON): 2:10.65

After a weak showing in the 100 free, the Toronto Titans showed up in a big way in the women’s 200 fly, with Laura Stephens taking her first-ever ISL victory in 2:05.37. Her teenage teammate Summer McIntosh touched in 2nd in 2:07.02 to complete a dominant Titan showing. For her efforts, Stephens also jackpotted the 7th and 8th place points.

Touching in third was Ilaria Bianchi of the London Road, who was able to hold off a charging Helena Gasson, 2:07.75 to 2:07.87.

Men’s 200 fly

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Teppei Morimoto (LON): 1:51.80
  2. Alberto Razzetti (TOR): 1:51.81
  3. Tom Shields (LAC): 1:51.99
  4. Leonardo de Deus (AQC): 1:52.47
  5. Max Litchfield (TOR): 1:54.38
  6. Vini Lanza (LON): 1:54.40
  7. Matteo Ciampi (AQC): 1:54.82
  8. Hector Cruz Ruvalcabra (LAC): 1:55.31

London’s Teppei Morimoto mounted a comeback victory in the men’s 200 fly, posting a blistering 28.43 on the final 50 to pass both Alberto Razzetti and Tom Shields to take the win in 1:51.80.

Razzetti, who is coming off a strong showing at last week’s Short Course Euro’s touched just .01 behind in 1:51.81 to take second place points for the Titans. LAC”s Tom Shields, who posted the field’s fastest third 50 split, was able to hang on for third in 1:51.99.

Team scores after men’s 200 fly

  1. LON: 321.5
  2. LAC: 284
  3. TOR: 276.5
  4. AQC: 162

Women’s 100 back

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Ingrid Wilm (LAC): 55.78
  2. Kira Toussaint (LON): 55.81
  3. Kylie Masse (TOR): 56.01
  4. Kathleen Baker (LAC): 56.32
  5. Minna Atherton (LON): 57.19
  6. Lisa Bratton (TOR): 57.39
  7. Holly Barratt (AQC): 58.47
  8. Elena di Liddo (AQC): 59.58

In a stacked women’s 100 back, including former LCM World Record holders Kyle Masse and Kathleen Baker and current SCM World Record holder Minna Atherton, it was LA Current’s Ingrid Wilm who came away with the upset win. Wilm touched in first in 55.78, jackpotting this 7th and 8th place points from the Aqua Centurions.

London Roar’s Kira Toussaint, who swept all three backstroke races at last week’s SC Euro’s touched just behind Wilm in 55.81 to take the silver. Toronot’s Kylie Masse finished in 3rd in 56.01, while the current World Record holder Atherton fell all the way to 5th, well 0ff her World Record of 54.89.

Men’s 100 back

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Ryan Murphy (LAC): 49.49
  2. Guilherme Guido (LON): 49.66
  3. Apostolos Christou (LAC): 50.03
  4. Christian Diener (LON): 50.28
  5. Simone Sabbioni (AQC): 51.31
  6. Shane Ryan (TOR): 51.78
  7. Fabio Santi (AQC): 53.57
  8. Tobias Bjerg (TOR): 1:05.44

LA Current’s Ryan Murphy completed the backstroke sweep, winning the 100 in 49.49. He touched just ahead of London Roar’s Guilherme Guido, who touched in 49.66.

The Current also got a third place finish from Apostolos Christou, who touched in 50.03.

Toronto’s Tobias Bjerg was notably lagging in the heat, touching in 8th in 1:05.44. The Titans have been crushed by injury and having a swimmer enter regardless of time results at worst in -1 points, while an empty lane results in -4.

Women’s 100 IM

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Maria Kameneva (AQC): 58.15
  2. Beryl Gastaldello (LAC): 58.24
  3. Anastasia Gorbenko (LAC): 58.34
  4. Louise Hansson (TOR): 58.72
  5. Kayla Sanchez (TOR): 58.75
  6. Sydney Pickrem (LON): 58.92
  7. Rika Omoto (AQC): 59.24
  8. Jenna Laukkanen (LON): 1:00.68

AQC’s Maria Kameneva picked up the win in the women’s 100 IM in 58.15, touching just ahead of the LA Current’s 58.24. Kameneva’s swim was good enough to jackpot Jenna Laukkanen’s 8th place points.

LA also picked up a third place finish from Israeli Anastasia Gorbenko, who touched in 58.24. THe 1-3 finish paired with a soft London contingent helps tighten the team race.

Men’s 100 IM

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Thomas Ceccon (AQC): 51.85
  2. Duncan Scott (LON): 52.09
  3. Javier Acevedo (LAC): 52.21
  4. Abrahm Devine (LAC): 52.55
  5. Fabio Scozzoli (AQC): 52.91
  6. Tobias Bjerg (TOR): 54.90
  7. Luke Greenbank (LON): 55.28
  8. Yuri Kisil (TOR): 1:03.99

The Aqua Centurions sweep the 100 IMs, with Italian Thomas Ceccon taking the win in 51.85. Ceccon also jackpotted the 6th-8th place points.

Touching in second was Duncan Scott of the London Roar in 52.09, just holding off LA Current’s Javier Acevedo, who touched third in 52.21. For the second men’s event in a row, the Toronto Titans had a laggard in the heat to avoid a -4 no show penalty. Yuri Kisil touched in 8th in 1:03.99

Team scores through men’s 100 IM

  1. LON: 353.5
  2. LAC: 346
  3. TOR: 291.5
  4. AQC: 196

Women’s 100 breast

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Alia Atkinson (LON): 1:03.58
  2. Martina Carraro (AQC): 1:04.63
  3. Annie Lazor (LON): 1:04.83
  4. Kotryna Teterevkova (LAC): 1:05.01
  5. Imogen Clark (LAC): 1:05.89
  6. Dominika Sztandera (TOR): 1:06.62
  7. Kelsey Wog (TOR): 1:07.71
  8. Laura Taylor (AQC): 1:20.36

Veteran and World Record holder Alia Atkinson put up a huge swim in the 100 breast to take the win by over a full second in 1:03.58. She also jackpotted the 6th-8th place points to take home 15 points for the Roar.

Touching in second was the Aqua Centurion’s Martina Carraro in 1:04.63, while London’s Annie Lazor finished in 3rd in 1:04.83.

In what is beginning to look like a theme in this session, AQC’s Laura Taylor finished over half a pool behind the rest of the heat in 8th in 1:20.36.

Men’s 100 breast

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Arno Kamminga (AQC): 56.31
  2. Nicolo Martinenghi (AQC): 56.37
  3. Fabian Schwingenschlogl (TOR): 56.80
  4. Anton McKee (TOR): 57.53
  5. Christopher Rothbauer (LAC): 58.25
  6. Sam Williamson (LON): 58.52
  7. Ross Murdoch (LON): 59.24
  8. Brett Pinfold (LAC): 59.30

A week after going head to head as rivals at the short course Euro’s, Arno Kamminga and Nicola Martinenghi teamed up for a 1-2 Aqua Centurion finish in the men’s 100 breast. Kamminga touched first in 56.31 and jackpotted the 7th and 8th place points, while Martinenghi touched jsut behind him in 2nd in 56.37.

Toronto grabbed a 3-4 finish courtesy of a pair of former NCAA stars in Fabian Schwingenschlogl and Anton McKee.

Women’s 50 fly

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Holly Barratt (AQC): 25.31
  2. Anna Ntountounaki (LAC): 25.43
  3. Silvia di Pietro (AQC): 25.55
  4. Louise Hansson (TOR): 25.61
  5. Beryl Gastaldello (LAC): 25.64
  6. Marie Wattel (LON): 25.65
  7. Kira Toussaint (LON): 26.06
  8. Michelle Coleman (TOR): 26.11

Holly Barratt makes it two event wins in a row for the Aqua Centurions, as she touched the wall first in the 50nfly in 25.31. Coming in just behind her was the LA Current’s Anna Ntountounaki in 25.43.

AQC also grabbed a third place finished courtesy of Silvia di Pietro’s 25.55.

Men’s 50 fly

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Tom Shields (LAC): 22.51
  2. (TIE): Dylan Carter (LON)/ Matteo Rivolta (AQC): 22.52
  3. —-
  4. Marius Kusch (TOR): 22.72
  5. (TIE): Kyle Chalmers (LON)/ Thomas Ceccon (AQC): 22.73
  6. Ryan Murphy (LAC): 22.93
  7. Grigori Pekarski (TOR): 22.94

After finishing 3rd in the 200 fly earlier, LA Current’s Tom Shields returned to claim victory in the 50 fly in 22.51. He touched just ahead of London’s Dylan Carter and the Aqua Centurion’s Matteo Rivolta, who tied for 2nd just .01 behind Shields in 22.52.

Backstroke World Record holder Ryan Murphy took on a different challenge here in the 50 fly, touching in 7th for the Current in 22.93.

Team scores after men’s 50 fly:

  1. LON: 392.5
  2. LA: 381
  3. TOR: 314.5
  4. AQC: 246

Women’s 200 free

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Freya Anderson (LON): 1:53.00
  2. Madison Wilson (LAC): 1:53.23
  3. Kayla Sanchez (TOR): 1:54.27
  4. Emma McKeon (LON): 1:54.67
  5. Federica Pellegrini (AQC): 1:54.79
  6. Valentine Dumont (LAC): 1:55.91
  7. Holly Hibbott (AQC): 1:57.43
  8. Julia Hasler (TOR): 1:58.30

The Roar’s Freya Anderson took home the women’s 200 free, holding off a late challenge from LA’s Madi Wilson 1:53.00 to 1:53.23. Anderson’s win comes as a bit of an upset, with teammate and 100 free winner Emma Mckeon finishing all the way back in 4th in 1:54.67.

London and LA have started to put distance between themselves and Toronto, making it pretty clearly a two team race heading down the stretch of Day 2.

Men’s 200 free

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Luc Kroon (TOR): 1:43.48
  2. Vladislav Grinev (AQC): 1:43.61
  3. Breno Correia (LAC): 1:43.64
  4. Zac Incerti (LON): 1:43.83
  5. Fernando Scheffer (LAC): 1:44.07
  6. Matteo Ciampi (AQC): 1:44.37
  7. Tom Dean (LON): 1:45.34
  8. Yuri Kisil (TOR): 1:46.66

Toronto’s Luc Kroon, who is coming off a stellar SC Euro’s meet last weekend, took the men’s 200 free in 1:43.48 after charging home in 25.43 in the final 50. He touched just ahead of AQC’s Vladislav Grinev, who touched in second in 1:43.61.

The LA Current picked up a 3-5 finish with Breno Correia’s 1:43.64 and Fernando Scheffer’s 1:44.07.

Mixed 4×100 medley relay

Top 8 finishers:

  1. LAC A: 3:34.70
  2. TOR A: 3:36.41
  3. AQC A: 3:36.53
  4. LON A: 3:36.85
  5. LAC B: 3:36.94
  6. AQC B: 3:39.08
  7. TOR B: 3:40.07
  8. LON B: 3:41.33

The LA Current used a pair of great back half splits to take the win in the mixed medley relay in 3:34.70. Flyer Maxime Rooney split 49.85 and Abbey Weitzeil anchored in 51.34 to lead the Current to victory.

In a tight race for second, Toronto came out on top in 3:36.41. AQC’s A, LON’s A and LAC’s B were all within a half second of the second place finish. The Current now take the lead heading into the 400 IMs courtesy of their 1-5 finish in the relay.

Team scores after mixed medley relay

  1. LAC: 429
  2. LON: 424.5
  3. TOR: 348.5
  4. AQC: 280

Women’s 400 IM

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Summer McIntosh (TOR): 4:27.87
  2. Tess Cieplucha (TOR): 4:30.04
  3. Sydney Pickrem (LON): 4:30.10
  4. Rika Omoto (AQC): 4:35.30
  5. Katie Shanahan (LON): 4:36.04
  6. Helena Gasson (LAC): 4:39.51
  7. Alessia Polieri (AQC): 4:45.05
  8. Kotryna Teterevkova (LAC): 4:51.13

After winning the 400 free yesterday, Summer McIntosh returned to win the 400 IM in dominant fashion. McIntosh was out quick, over 5 seconds ahead of the field at the halfway point. That lead proved to be insurmountable as she touched in first in 4:27.87. She also jackpotted the 6th-8th place finishers and earned 8 bonus points for leading at the halfway points, meaning McIntosh took home 24 points for the Titans.

Behind McIntosh was a battle between former SEC/NCAA rivals Tess Cieplucha of Toronto and Sydney Pickrem of London. Cieplucha came out on top by just .06 to Pickrem’s 4:30.10.

Men’s 400 IM

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Illia Borodin (AQC): 4:01.75
  2. Duncan Scott (LON): 4:02.83
  3. Alberto Razzetti (TOR): 4:05.02
  4. Max Litchfield (TOR): 4:05.07
  5. Abrahm Devine (LAC): 4:06.43
  6. Hector Cruz Ruvalcabra (LAC): 4:11.25
  7. Luke Greenbank (LON): 4:13.14
  8. Leornardo de Deus (AQC): 4:16.03

The Aqua Centurions won the final event before the skins, with Illia Brodin touching first in 4:01.75. London’s Duncan Scott made a charge during the freestyle but ran out of room and touched in second in 4:02.83.

The LA Current put up a weak showing in the 400 IM and will have ground to make up in the skins if they want to take the match win.

Team scores heading into skins

  1. LON: 449.5
  2. LAC: 435
  3. TOR: 393.5
  4. AQC: 309

Women’s 50 breast skins

Round 1:

Advancing to round 2: Gorbenko (LAC), Clark (LAC), Atkinson (LON), Carraro (AQC)

The Current needed a big showing in the skins to bump ahead of the London Roar for the match title and so far they are off to a great start, putting both Imogen Clark and Anastasia Gorbenko into round 2 of the 50 breast skins. They will be joined by the Roar’s Alia Atkinson and AQC’s Martina Carraro.

Round 2:

Advancing to final: Gorbenko (LAC), Atkinson (LON)

As has been the case for most of the meet, it will be a Current vs. Roar showdown in the 50 breast skins final. It will also be youth vs. experience, as the teenager Anastasia Gorbenko will take on the 32 year old Atkinson.

Final:

  1. Anastasia Gorbenko (LAC): 30.55
  2. Alia Atkinson (LON): 30.58

The Current make a huge move in the women’s skins thanks to Anatsasia Gorbenko’s win. She just outtouched the veteran Atkinson by .03 to secure 14 points for the Current. The Current now take the lead by 12.5 points heading into the men’s 50 fly skins.

Team scores after women’s skins:

  1. LAC: 482
  2. LON: 469.5
  3. TOR: 395.5
  4. AQC: 324

Men’s 50 fly skins

Round 1:

Advancing to round 2: Chalmers (LON), Carter (LON), Shields (LAC), Rivolta (AQC)

After taking a punch in the the women’s skins, the London Roar struck back in the first round of the men’s skins by placing both Kyle Chalmers and Dylan Carter into round 2 of the men’s 50 fly skins. They will be joined by LAC’s Tom Shields and AQC’s Matteo Rivolta.

Round 2:

Advancing to final: Shields (LAC), Rivolta (AQC)

Both of the Roar’s round 2 contestants will be shut out of the final, with Tom Shields and Matteo Rivolata advancing. The result secures a match victory for the LA Current.

Final:

  1. Matteo Rivolta (AQC): 23.39
  2. Tom Shields (LAC): 23.84

Aqua Centurion’s Metteo Rivolta takes the title in the men’s 50 fly skins in 23.39, but Shield’s efforts are enough to secure a playoff Match 2 victory for the LA Current.

FINAL TEAM SCORES

  1. LAC: 506
  2. LON: 494.5
  3. TOR: 398.5
  4. AQC: 357

 

 

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Luke guy
23 days ago

Here we go KING KYLE

Tony
Reply to  Luke guy
22 days ago

LOL, no.

Troyy
23 days ago

McKeon in start list to do both 200 free and mixed medley relay.

Scott FTW
Reply to  Troyy
23 days ago

that’s interesting when I looked 30mins ago Emma had nothing after the 200 and they had different relay line ups, like Duncan Scott swimming the breaststroke leg of that relay wasn’t a thing then either. will be interesting if they keep these changes.

Last edited 23 days ago by Scott FTW
Yoo
Reply to  Scott FTW
23 days ago

wait Duncan’s swimming Breast? he’s probably quicker than London’s current breastrokers anyway lol

Scott FTW
Reply to  Yoo
23 days ago

yeah they moved Murdoch to the “B” relay and have taken away Williamson currently. Whether or not it stays like that now is another thing.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  Yoo
23 days ago

Duncan split a 1:02 LCM in a random university relay, probably could do a decent job

Troyy
Reply to  Scott FTW
23 days ago

Scott in breast smells like desperation lol.

Sapnu puas
23 days ago

Duncan Scott is swimming WHAT now

Greg Peter
Reply to  Sapnu puas
22 days ago

What next? Peaty swimming freestyle?!

CY~
Reply to  Greg Peter
22 days ago

Wouldn’t mind this as long as he shows up

Daeleb Creseel
Reply to  Greg Peter
22 days ago

peaty did swim freestyle relay before

Lopez
23 days ago

The stands look empty, does anyone know what the attendance is? I read there were 1500 seats being sold.

Troyy
Reply to  Lopez
23 days ago

Covid restrictions.

Swimel
Reply to  Lopez
22 days ago

No spectators allowed due to new Covis rules that came into act Saturday.

Troyy
23 days ago

What’s Incerti doing in 100 free instead of Carter?

CC2004
Reply to  Troyy
23 days ago

Carter doing 50m fly and skins

CC2004
Reply to  Troyy
23 days ago

Incerti Replaced by Tom Dean

Troyy
23 days ago

57.19 from Atherton 😒

Lil Swimmy
Reply to  Troyy
23 days ago

Flopiana

Breezeway
23 days ago

Guido is gonna have Ryan Murphy nightmares this week after this weekend. Fresh off the couch and getting W’s

Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
Reply to  Breezeway
23 days ago

Both are still more than 1s off Stewart’s wr though.

Breezeway
Reply to  Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
22 days ago

Oh for sure. I’m referring to Murphy out touching him all weekend in the 50/100 back