UNCW Picks Up Sunday Sweep Over CAA Rival William & Mary

UNCW vs William & Mary

  • Sunday, October 2, 2022
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results (PDF)
  • Final Scores
    • Women: UNCW 199, William & Mary 95
    • Men: UNCW 222, William & Mary 52

Courtesy: UNCW Athletics

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Aidan Duffy and Sam O’Brien each won three events for the UNCW men and Brooke Knisely added two for the women as the Seahawks posted a pair of wins over Colonial Athletic Association rival William & Mary on Sunday at the Allen Natatorium.

The Seahawks improved to 2-1 on the women’s side while the men picked up their first win of the season to move to 1-2. UNCW won the men’s meet, 222-52, while the women fashioned a 199-95 win over the defending conference champions.

UNCW combined to win 23 races and all four diving events.

Duffy, the reigning CAA champion in the 400 IM, won the 100 Breaststroke in his first swim of the day and later added first-place showings in the 200 Breaststroke and the 200 IM. O’Brien added three wins in the 500 and 100 Free and the 200 Backstroke.

Adding multiple event wins for UNCW were Jacob Duracinsky (100 Free, 200 Free), David Fitch (100 Fly, 100 Fly) and Knisely (500 Free, 1000 Free).

It was a team effort for the women as six different swimmers and two divers won events. Among the winning swimmers were Tink Niebel (200 Free), Quinn Bike (100 Back), Sarah Olson (50 Free), Maura Schoppa (100 Free) and Mia Corrado (200 Back).

Will Goldey (100 Back) and E’Likai Crompton-English (50 Free) were additional race winners for the men.

UNCW opened the meet with two wins in the 200 Medley Relay and closed out the meet in a similar style by taking both races in the 400 Free Relay.

In diving, freshman Ethan Badrian posted a season-best 306.30 points in winning the 3-meter board and had 283.05 in his 1-meter victory.

Senior Courtney Klausen claimed the 1-meter with 262.20 points and sophomore Lauren Mehta earned her first collegiate win on the 3-meter board (219.15).

The Seahawks continue their season-opening home stand on Oct. 8, when they host Georgia Tech and the Campbell women for an 11 a.m. start at the Allen Natatorium.

Courtesy: William & Mary Athletics

WILMINGTON, N.C.- William & Mary men’s and women’s swimming teams lost a season-opening meet at UNCW Sunday morning. The women dropped a 199-95 meet, while the men lost by a 222-52 count.

Tribe senior Annie Tuttle won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events with times of 1:05.97 and 2:23.16 respectively. William & Mary freshman Sophia Heilen swept both butterfly events to earn her first collegiate first place finishes. Heilen finished second to Ellie Scherer in the 200 IM.

For the men, Brock Rempe and Kyle Demers finished second and third respectively in the 100 breaststroke and swapped places with Demers finishing second and Rempe in third in the 200 breaststroke. Connor Sokolowsky took third place in the 200 IM and Owen Miller took the bronze in the 500 free.

William & Mary will next be in action October 15 for a home meet with Johns Hopkins in the Bee McLeod Recreation Center.


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2 months ago

Mark my words UNCW is taking home both trophies this year

Reply to  FortyTwo
1 month ago

I wouldn’t count out Delaware, or Towson. Both have pretty solid men and women. UNCW definitely the favorite right now but we’ll see how the other teams first dual meets go

Reply to  CAA ALum
1 month ago

Delaware maybe but Wilm is deeper in almost every event. Towson no chance.