Villanova Women Defeat Richmond On The Road

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January 25th, 2020 College

Villanova vs Richmond (W)

  • January 24, 2020
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Results

Courtesy: Villanova Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. – Although they were competing in the front end of back-to-back meets, the women’s swimming and diving team of Villanova did not hold back against Richmond on Jan. 24. The Wildcats were able to topple the Spiders on the road, 173-124.

Villanova took first in 12 events and had placed in the top three 26 times on the day.

Nicole Welch continued to dominate distance events, touching first in the 1,000 and 500 freestyle with times of 10:24.32 and 5:05.70, respectively. However, she was not the only one claiming first in multiple events. Milly Routledge took first in the 200 (1:51.37), 50 (23.94) and 100 (51.46) freestyles. Micaela Grassi was victorious in the 200 and 100 butterfly with times of 2:05.97 and 57.36. Bridie Dunn racked up scores of 283.65 and 264.37 in the 3 mtr dive and 1 mtr dive, respectively.

Kelly Montesi also had multiple wins, taking first in the 200 backstroke (2:00.67) and 200 IM (2:04.48). She also took second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.63. Rayann Jaryszak touched first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.28.

The Wildcats finished second in the 200 medley relay, swimming a time of 1:45.50. Emily Provenzo was second in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:27.78. Tarryn Els finished second in the 200 and 100 butterfly, swimming 2:06.41 and 58.42, respectively. Kaitlin Gravell touched second in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.74), while Brenna McLaughlin was second in the 500 freestyle (5:10.35). McLaughlin also registered a third-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:28.09.

Grace Wielar took third in both the 200 freestyle (1:53.47) and the 200 backstroke (2:03.56). Abbey Berloco also took third in two events, the 50 freestyle (24.69) and the 100 freestyle (53.36). Perri Stahl finished third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:07.52, while Danielle Scarano was third in the 3 mtr dive with a score of 240.97.

It will not be long until the Wildcats are back in the pool as the host Connecticut on Jan. 25. Diving is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m., followed by swimming at 12:00 p.m.

Courtesy: Richmond Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond swimming and diving was back in the Robins Center Natatorium for its annual Senior Day meet Friday evening. The Spiders took on the Villanova Wildcats of the Big East in a dual meet, falling 173-124. Prior to the start of the meet, head coach Matt Barany recognized his 2020 senior class featuring Maddy Chao (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Lexie Gilbert (Annapolis, Md.), Hannah Gouger (Cockeysville, Md.), Eliza Manning (Frederick County, Md.) and Sydney Weiskopf (Clifton Park, N.Y.).

The meet started with the quartet of Gouger, Maggie Purcell (Southampton, N.Y.), Claire O’Shaughnessy (Laurel, Md.) and Manning teamed up for the second-fastest time of the season in the 200-medley relay to begin the race, turning in a time of 1:45.29. The meet ended with a 200-freestyle relay where Jordan Kohut (Raleigh, N.C.), Lauren Medlin (Cary, N.C.), Manning and Gouger added a first-place finish and a season’s third-best time at 1:37.57.

The Spiders saw a pair of first-place finishers in the dual meet. Gouger took first in the 100-backstroke with a time of 56.18, and Purcell took first in the 200 breaststroke with her season-best time of 2:17.94. Also in the 200-breaststroke, Gilbert added a third-place finish at 2:26.49.

Richmond saw several second-place finishes in Friday’s dual meet. Purcell earned a silver medal in the 200-freestyle with her and the team’s season-best time at 1:52.13. Freshman Sara Greene (Tega Cay, S.C.) took second in the 100-breaststroke at 1:06.62.

Medlin added a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a 24.28 time. She earned another second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle at 51.87.

Purcell and Gouger each added another second-place finish. Gouger finished the 200-backstroke with a time of 2:03.49, and Purcell took silver in the 200-individual medley at 2:05.07.

Richmond tallied three third-place finishes during the meet. O’Shaughnessy earned third in the 200-butterfly with a time of 2:07.66, and a third-place finish in the 500-freestyle at her new season-best time 5:11.74. Rachel Pak (Fairfax, Va.) added a third-place finish in the 100-butterfly with a time of 59.26.

In the diving competition, the seniors were the Spiders top point-getters. Chao took second in the 1-meter event with her season-best score of 255.29. Weiskopf added a third-place finish at 244.72. Weiskopf was the Spiders top performer in the 3-meter event, scoring a 255.45.

The Spiders will return to the pool for the Atlantic 10 Championships in Geneva, Ohio February 19-22 at the SPIRE Institute.

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