The Marist College women moved to 9-1 in overall dual competition Tuesday with a senior night win (172-123) against Seton Hall. The Seton Hall men moved to 8-3 with their win over Marist’s Red Foxes: 153-141.
Senior captain Bethany Powhida led the way for the Marist team, scoring individual victories in the 200 back (2:07.09), the 200 free (1:55.63), and the 500 free (5:07.14).
In the 200 medley relay, she swam alongside Georgia Goldman, Isabelle Morreale, and Meredith Wurtz to take a .4 second victory over the Seton Hall relay in 1:49.30.
Three Marist swimmers took wins in a pair of individual events. Wurtz, a junior, won the 50 free in 24.67 and the 100 free in 53.75. Morreale, another junior, won both breaststroke events in 1:06.43 and 2:25.56. Diver and sophomore Megan Berardelli swept the diving events with 235.65 points in the 1-meter 279.22 points in the 3-meter.
Other Marist wins came from Goldman (100 back: 59.59) and Shannon Gordon (1000 free: 10:44.51).
Seton Hall’s Tessa Lindner proved as fierce a competitor as Powhida, taking three individual events of her own. The junior won the 100 fly (59.21), the 200 fly (2:11.41), and the 200 IM (2:13.65). She ranks in the top 10 in the Big East Conference in all three events.
The women of Seton Hall, Kylene Ronayne, Madison Harris, Melody Bush, and Cora Meehan, took the win in the 400 free relay with 3:47.04.
The men of Seton Hall posted 10 first place finishes to score a 12 point victory over Marist.
Freshman Lior Grubert, already a three-time Big East Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week, scored the most thrilling victory of the night, a win over Marist’s Ryan Murphy by just .01 in the 1000 free. His time was 9:39.10 to Murphy’s 9:39.11. Later, Grubert won the 200 IM in 1:55.75.
Grubert’s fellow freshman David Rowe took two victories in the 100 back and the 100 fly. His 100 back, a season best, was a 52.43, while his 100 fly came in at 51.42.
Sophomores Noah Yanchulis and Zohar Suslovich also grabbed a pair of victories, with Yanchulis making his way to the top in the 200 free (1:43.02) and the 200 breast (2:11.99) and Suslovich taking wins in the 100 breast (1:01.44) and the 200 back (1:55.48).
Matt Zebrowski took Seton Hall’s other individual victory of the night with a 1:54.45 in the 200 fly.
The Seton Hall men also took a relay victory, when Rowe, Sean Sali, Grubert, and Yanchulis teamed up for a 1:36.58 in the 200 medley relay, just edging out Marist’s 1:36.77.
The Marist men’s lone individual swimming victor was Daniel Knoll, who took wins in both sprint freestyle events; his winning 50 free was 21.52, and his winning 100 free was 47.54.
Red Fox diver and senior Josh Dodway swept the diving events with 312.37 points in the 1-meter and 323.25 points on the three meter.
The Marist men, Knoll, Manuel Garcia, Miguel Madeira, and Murphy, took a huge victory in the 400 free relay to round out the night, clocking 3:09.31 to Seton Hall’s 3:17.01.