Pace Women, St. Peter’s Men Win in Saturday Matchup

Pace at St. Peters

  • Dec. 8, 2018
  • Results
  • Men: St. Peter’s def. Pace 139-75
  • Women: Pace def. St. Peter’s 134-76

Courtesy: St. Peters Athletics

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Saint Peter’s men’s swimming & diving team won its fifth straight meet on Saturday with a home win over Pace University, improving the team’s record to 5-0 on the season. The women’s team was defeated by Pace at the meet.

Meet Notes

  • The men’s team topped Pace by a final score of 139-75.
  • The women’s team was defeated in the contest 76-134.
  • The men’s record improved to 5-0 overall on the year, the best start in a season for third year head coach Mark Kretzer.
  • The women’s record drops to 0-5 this season.

Top Finishers

  • Both the men’s and women’s teams grabbed victories in the 400-medley relay.
  • Joshua Varrie won the men’s 200 free.
  • Devyn Hantgin took first in the women’s 200 free
  • Yann Le Gall posted the best finishes in the men’s 50 free and 100 free.
  • Oleksiy Polishchuk was the top finisher in the 200 IM.
  • Chad Williams placed first in the 100 butterfly.
  • Arthur Bertrand was the winner of the 100 backstroke.
  • Dylan Dela Cruz finished first in the 100 breaststroke.
  • Rachel Valentine won the women’s 100 breaststroke.
  • The men’s squad concluded the meet with a victory in the 200-free relay.

Coach’s Quotes – Mark Kretzer

  • “We were really excited to have our second home meet of the season today. We were wearing lime green caps in honor of Mental Health awareness, which added a fun extra bit of excitement to the meet.”
  • “On the Men’s side, I was particularly impressed with freshman Chandler Tucker‘s performances today, especially leading off the Medley Relay with a personal best 100 Backstroke time.”
  • “On the women’s side, I was really excited to see gutsy wins from both Devyn Hantgin (200 Freestyle) and Rachel Valentine (100 Breast). The Women’s team was victorious in the 400 Medley Relay, and won several individual events through the meet, which made the meet really excited to watch as a coach.”
  • “I am excited for the future of this Women’s team since we only have one graduating senior and much of our strength as a team are in the Freshman and Sophomore classes.”

Up Next

The meet concluded the 2018 portion of the schedule for the Peacocks.

The teams return to action in the new year, beginning 2019 with a meet at Wagner on Friday, January 4 in Staten Island.

Courtesy: Pace Athletics

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Seeing their final competition of the fall semester, the Pace University women’s swimming and diving team earned a 134-76 over Saint Peter’s on Saturday afternoon. The victory sends the Setters into 2019 with a dual record of 3-1.

The Setters’ point total was fueled by eight individual victories, along with a triumph in the 200-free relay. Joana Krause Massaguer (Premia de Mar, Spain/Institut Premia de Mar) and Jana Ciric (Nis, Serbia/Gimnazija “Svetozar Markovic”) led the way for Pace, combining for four solo wins.

Massaguer secured the first top time of the day, touching the way first in the 1,000-free (11:13.57). She then followed with a first-place showing in the 100-back (1:04.17).

Ciric tallied triumphs in both the 200-IM (2:18.56) and the 100-free (56.03). She was also a part of the Setters’ final win of the day in the 200-free relay. Ciric teamed up with Morgan Franklin (Asheville, NC/A.C. Reynolds), Leigha Kosakowski (Selkirk, NY/Bethlehem Central), and Daniela Lusuriello (Montgomery, NY/Valley Central) for a top mark of 1:45.12.

Kosakowski and Franklin also registered victories for the Blue and Gold on Saturday. Kosakowski clocked in first in the 50-free (24.96), while Franklin tallied the top time in the 500-free (5:31.21).

In the Setters’ final meet prior to the new calendar year, the Pace University men’s swimming and diving team was defeated at Division I Saint Peter’s University on Saturday afternoon (139-75).

Daniel Galarza (Edison, NJ/John P. Stevens) continued his stellar senior season with two more wins against the Peacocks. The Pennsylvania native notched top times in the distance events, winning both the 1,000 (9:44.53) and 500-free (4:45.07).

The Setters’ point total was also supplemented by a trio of second-place finishes. Sophomore Joshua Lozano (Helotes, TX/O’Connor) nabbed the silver in the 200 IM (2:02.93), while freshman Samuel Gibson (Nassau, Bahamas /Saint Andrew’s) placed second in the 100-free (48.41). Gibson also finished third in the 50-free with a time of 22.90.

JunWoo Moon (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary’s International School) put together Pace’s third second-place effort in the 100-back, clocking a time of 54.50. Sophomore Filip Turecky (State College, PA/State College Area) finished behind Moon in third place, coming in at 55.74.

Turecky also posted a third-place performance in the 200-free, swimming to a time 1:51.72.

Up Next
The Setters will enjoy more than a month off before returning to action in the New Year. Pace will host Bentley University on Jan. 19.

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