Villanova Picks Up Tuesday Dual Meet Sweep Over La Salle

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November 25th, 2021 College, News

Villanova vs La Salle

Courtesy: Villanova Athletics

Women’s Recap

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova racked up 10 wins to take down La Salle 176-121 on Tuesday at the Villanova Swim Complex.

Kelly Montesi (Greenwich, Conn.) continued her streak of strong outings, leading Villanova (3-1) with victories in the 100 fly (56.16), 50 fly (25.46) and 100 IM (58.78), setting personal bests in the latter two events.

Perri Stahl (La Grange, Ill.) and Audrey Pastorek (Savannah, Ga.) also tallied multi-win days over La Salle (2-3), winning two apiece. The duo were a part of the Wildcats’ winning 200 Medley group (1:48.74) alongside Molly Benson (Kensington, Md.) and Cara Stapleton (Dublin, Ireland). Stahl recorded top-two finishes in all four of her events, also winning the 50 breast (30.27). As for Pastorek, she won the 100 fly with a season-best 58.05 and was second in the 100 IM, setting a new personal best with a 1:00.68 mark.

Andrea Holtz (Rosemount, Minn.) was the lone diver for the Wildcats in the meet. She set a new personal best with a win in the 1-meter (258.29).
As a whole, Villanova swept the top-three in three events, those being the 100 free, 50 fly and 100 IM.

Abbey Berloco (Cranbury, N.J.) was the top ‘Cat in the 100 free, touching the wall in 51.57. Milly Routledge (North, Ascot, U.K.) and Stapleton followed behind her in second (52.30) and third (54.01).

Kailtin Gravell (Ashton, Md.) and Stahl picked up a 1-2 combination in a close 100 breast finish with Gravell edging out Stahl for the win with 1:06.66 and 1:06.73 times, respectively.
Another top-two pairing came in the 500 free with Nicole Welch (Beverly, Mass.) touching the wall for the win in 5:07.88. Francesca Raimondi (Manhasset, N.Y.) came in second with a 5:15.27 showing.

Montesi led a trio of Wildcats at the top of the 50 fly. Berloco turned in a personal best swim of 26.25 that was good enough for second while Elizabeth Bailey (Brookhaven, Ga.) touched third at 26.44. Much of the same came in the 100 IM with Montesi taking first, followed by Pastorek in second (1:00.68) and Gravel and Bailey both in third (1:03.21).

The next time Villanova is back in the pool for competition will be after the new year when Richmond comes to town on Jan. 14 for a 3 p.m. meet.

Men’s Recap

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Jake McIntyre (Essex, Vt.) took over the program’s 1000 free time with a 9:12.19 swim in Tuesday’s 183-103 dual meet victory over La Salle at the Villanova Swim Complex.

The trio of McIntyre, Patrick Hemingway (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Michael Ackert (Rye, N.Y.) won a combined seven events throughout the meet, six coming in individual fashion with the other in a relay.

McIntyre threw down the record-breaking swim that now sits as a pool record. He finished first in two events in the Villanova (2-2) victory.

Hemingway’s three wins over La Salle (0-5) were a team-high. He was first in the 50 free (21.49) and 100 free (47.08) and was a part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:33.68) with Charlie Hinkley (New York, N.Y.), Henry Halloran (Brookhaven, Ga.) and Jesse Marsh (Kingston, Jamaica).

On the diving side, Ackert swept the meet winning both the 1-meter (285.00) and 3-meter (282.67) dives. His 1-meter showing marks a new personal best and season-best for the ‘Cats.

Villanova swept the top-three in half five of its 12 victories, taking the top spots in the 100 fly, 1000 free, 50 free, 500 free and 3-meter dive.

McIntyre was joined by Hinckley and Richard Nolan (Wilton, Conn.) atop the leaderboard for the 1000 free, with the duo touching the wall second (9:57.26) and third (10:08.31), respectively. In the 500 free, McIntyre was first (4:40.44), yet again, with Hinckley at second (4:44.65) and Aubrey Bowles (Richmond, Va.) third (4:47.38).

Reid Hutcherson (Richmond, Va.) and Halloran combined for a 1-2 finish in the 200 free with 1:43.11 and 1:45.40 swims. Ethan Brown (West Hartford, Conn.) was victorious in the 50 back with a 23.93 time.

In the 50 breast, Andrew Mitchill (Killingworth, Conn.) and Stephen Griner (Greenville, S.C.) turned in a 2-3 Wildcat finish, touching the wall in 27.72 and 27.75, respectively. Later on, Mitchill turned in the top time for the 100 breast with a 58.98 showing.

Villanova swept the 100 Butterfly with Marsh winning the race (51.12). Kevin Geist (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was not far behind with his second-place finish (51.43) while Nolan Danus (Morris Plains, N.J.) took third (53.00).

Ryan Maher (Phoenixville, Pa.) and Carson Brockette (Dallas, Texas) joined 50-free winner Hemingway in the top-three of that event, touching and second (22.29) and third (22.37), each. Brockette was also victorious in the 100 back (52.46).

Nicholas Jubilee (Painted Post, N.Y.) also turned in a personal best dive in the 1-meter, landing at second with a 266.92 score.

The Wildcats face a nearly two-month layoff from competition before picking up the second half of the season when Richmond comes to town on Jan. 14 for a 3 p.m. meet.

Courtesy: La Salle Athletics

VILLANOVA, PA – Competing for the fourth time in five days, La Salle swimming & diving dropped a pair of duals to Villanova on Tuesday afternoon.

The women’s team fell by a final score of 183-114, while the men lost to the Wildcats 183-103.


  • Anne Moser picked up the first win of the day for La Salle, pacing the pack in 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:34.71.
  • Senior Sara Rizzetto continued her torrid pace to start the season, picking up another win in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:52.59.
  • In the 50-yard backstroke, Iris Faur touched the wall first with a time of 28.18 to record her first win of the campaign.
  • Toni Rafferty added a fourth victory for the Explorers, clocking in at 24.08 in the 50-yard freestyle.
  • In the three-meter dive, the Explorers took the top three spots led by Phoebe Shaya’s 271.57.
  • Erica Kenski finished in second at 237.90, while Julie DaMore took third at 230.47.


  • Jason Rosales’ final time of 26.77 was good for first in he 50-yard backstroke as he tallied the first win of the day for the men.
  • Freshman Caleb Ingham recorded a win in the 50-yard butterfly, timing in at 23.79.
  • Trenton Burr’s time of 54.14 paced the field in the 100-yard IM, giving him the third Explorers win of the day.
  • Burr and Ingham also combined for a relay win, joining teammates Zachary Wolbert and Alec Fatta to close the meet with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

The men will be back in the pool on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. when they head to NJIT for their makeup meet after the original meeting between the two sides was postponed on Oct. 16. The women will have an extended break, with their next action coming on Saturday, Jan. 15 against Richmond.

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