William & Mary vs. Towson
- Oct. 26, 2019
- Towson, Maryland
- Men: William & Mary 154-134
- Women: Towson 169-125
Courtesy: William & Mary Athletics
The William & Mary men’s swimming team moved one step closer to a major program record on Saturday, rallying to beat Towson on the road, 154-134. The Tribe improved to 2-1 on the year and 1-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association, while the Tigers fell to 2-3, 0-1 in conference play.
W&M has now won 14 dual-meets in a row against CAA opponents, one shy of the program record set between February of 1968 and January of 1975. The current winning streak began on Nov. 2, 2014, with wins over Delaware and UNCW at the CAA Pod Meet that season.
How it Happened
- W&M began the meet, as usual on the road, facing a 26-point deficit due to diving. That proved no problem, as the Tribe won 10 of the 14 swimming events, including both relays.
- First up was the 200 medley relay, where W&M’s top team of Colin Demers (Virginia Beach, Va.), Devin McNulty (Herndon, Va.), Jack Doherty (Middletown, Conn.), and Colin Wright (Williamsburg, Va.) swam the 14th-fastest time in school, winning in 1:30.32.
- In the 1,000 free, senior Chris Balbo (Short Hills, N.J.) kept his early-season streak going with the first of two wins, stopping the clock in 9:34.57. He would come back later in the meet and win the 500 free as well with a time of 4:38.84.
- Demers was victorious in the 100 back for the third week in a row, swimming 49.88 seconds, and then in the 100 breast, senior Ian Bidwell (Pelham, N.Y.) won his first race of the season, timing 57.83 seconds.
- Wright continued to cruise in the sprint events, sweeping the 50 free in 20.40 and the 100 free in 45.18 seconds, to match Balbo with five individual wins in the first three meets.
- In the 100 fly, the senior Doherty kept a 3-for-3 streak of his own going, winning in a dual-meet record time of 49.00 seconds. He has broken the Tribe’s dual-meet mark in all three meets so far this season, revising the record a total of 0.62 seconds from where it stood on Oct. 1.
- The final individual win went to Ben Skopic (Marriottsville, Md.) in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 1:52.04.
- W&M also won the 400 free relay in the fastest time of the season for any CAA team, with the team of Ian Thompson (Alexandria, Va.), Wright, Graham Hertweck (Greensboro, N.C.), and Doherty combining to swim 3:02.89.
William & Mary will have a chance to break the program record for consecutive conference wins next weekend, Nov. 2-3, at the CAA Pod Meet in Harrisonburg, Va. The Tribe will take on both UNCW and Delaware, with action beginning at 10 a.m. both days in James Madison’s pool.
The William & Mary women’s swim team opened the 2019-20 season on Saturday in a barn-burner with Johns Hopkins, with the meet going down to the final relay before the Blue Jays were able to escape Williamsburg with the 135-127 win. The Tribe starts the year at 0-1, while Hopkins, a powerhouse in Division III with more than a dozen All-Americans on its roster, begins the season 1-0.
How it Happened
- W&M started the meet with a strong showing to win in the 200 medley relay. Sophomore Anna Kenna (Chantilly, Va.) started the team off on the backstroke leg, before senior Lauren Freeman (Fairfax Station, Va.) handled the breaststroke and freshman Brooke Lamoureux (Virginia Beach, Va.) the butterfly. Heading into the final exchange, the Tribe was in second, more than half-a-second behind, but Olympic Trials-qualifier Missy Cundiff (Leesburg, Va.) blew through the water in a 22.86 split and won the touch at the wall in 1:45.96, 0.04 ahead.
- W&M kept the winning streak going over the next two events, starting with senior Norah Hunt (Stuarts Draft, Va.) in the 1,000 free. Hunt led wire-to-wire, and stopped the clock in 10:31.45 for the win.
- Junior Megan Bull (Hillsborough, N.J.) equally unrelenting in the 200 free, winning the event in 1:51.99 for the first of two wins on the day.
- In the 100 breast, freshman Annie Tuttle (Alexandria, Va.) won her first collegiate race, timing 1:05.85 for the win. She was just a second off the dual-meet record in the event, despite the team being in heavy training early in the season.
- Cundiff was back in the water in the 50 free, the event she’s the freshman record-holder in, and nearly added two more records with her winning time of 23.28. That’s less than two-tenths of both the pool and dual-meet records.
- After Hopkins won the next three events and took its first lead in the meet, Bull and Hunt were back in the water for the 500 free and finished 1-2 for the Tribe. Bull’s winning time was 5:05.57.
- Despite tight finishes in the final three races, including the 200 free relay where Cundiff posted another sub-24 performance in the 50 free, Hopkins was able to win each event and take the meet. One of the longest-standing pool records also went by the wayside, with Blue Jays senior All-American Michelle Wang timing 2:05.32 in the 200 IM to break the mark that had stood since 2002. Wang’s time was also an NCAA Division III provisional qualifier.
William & Mary hits the road for the rest of the fall semester, beginning next Saturday, Oct. 12, with a trip to face East Carolina at 1 p.m.
Courtesy: Towson Athletics
TOWSON, Md. – The Towson University women’s swimming team defeated William & Mary 169-125 in a dual match Saturday afternoon in Burdick Hall.
The Tigers captured 10 first-place individual events through 32 events.
How it Happened
- Christina Coleman finished first scoring 233.17 in the 1-meter diving competition to earn the Tigers nine points.
- Fiona Mcilmail scored 221.17 to earn four points and Sarah DiGaetano scored 208.87 to earn three points.
- Coleman also finished first in the 3-meter diving portion scoring 238.35. Sarah DiGaetano came in second scoring 227.41 and Fiona Mcilmail finished in third scoring 218.18.
- Meghan Jones, Kalyn Fetter, Hailey Ritter and Parker Schulz came in third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.17).
- Karlee Carminati finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:22.55).
- Annemarie Schnoor was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.66.
- Maddi Mangum captured first-place in the 100-yard backstroke with a final time of 57.17. Reagan Martin was third with a time of 59.39.
- Jacki Schoening added to the first-place victories with the 100-yard breaststroke finishing with a finals time of 1:03.78.
- Megan Cowan also had a first place victory in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.36. Sarah-Margaret Locke came in third (2:08.43).
- Madison Mince took second place in the 50-yard freestyle (24.49). Ava Enriquez came in third (24.82).
- Schnoor was also successful in the 100-yard freestyle finishing first with a time of 51.57. Katie Nunez came in third (53.38).
- Jones took first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.56). Alex Diacumakos came in second (2:06.13).
- Schoening also won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.56. Kasey Gamache finished in fourth (2:26.13)
- Lydia Plasser finished in fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:15.14). Meagan Clark came in fifth (5:17.58). Suzannah Mills was in sixth 5:24.52.
- The Tigers took first and second in the 100-yard butterfly with Andrea Ducar (56.93) and Mangum (57.53).
- Cowan took second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.16.
- Mangum, Kayla Reedy, Enriquez and Schnoor finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:32.61.
The Towson University men’s swimming and diving team fell to William & Mary Saturday afternoon in Burdick Hall.
The Tigers finished with a final score of 134 while the Tribe scored 154.
How it Happened
- Ajani Dorner captured first-place in the 1-meter diving competition scoring 252.98 to earn nine points. Will Canny came in second scoring 235.80 and earing four points.
- Canny won the 3-meter diving with a score of 247.20.
- Dorner came in second scoring 237.35.
- Owen Robinson, Ryan O’Leary, Nick McClure and Matt Essing captured second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:32.09).
- Drew Munson was second in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:41.25.
- Michael Fazio was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.66) and Ryan Baldino came in second with a time of 1:41.33.
- Robinson finished in second-place in the 100-yard backstroke (50.66).
- Noah Diacumakos had a finals time of 58.59 finishing in third in the 100-yard breaststroke. O’Leary finished in fourth (58.78).
- McClure won the 200-yard butterfly with a finals time of 1:50.77.
- Essing came in second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.44. He also was second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.87. Ryan Baldino came in third in the event with a time of 46.17.
- Robinson won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.93.
- Diacumakos captured first-place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.43). Alex Suehiro finished in third (2:07.73).
- Drew Munson took second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:41.02). Matt Kenney came in third (4:41.95).
- McClure finished in second in the 100-yard butterfly (50.09). Cody Stewart was fourth with a time of 51.01.
- Diacumakos came in second in the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.53).
- Fazio, Baldino, Trey Adkins and Essing took second in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:03.11.
Towson continues its home meets next Saturday, Nov. 2 in Burdick Hall versus UMBC. Diving begins at 10 a.m. and swimming starts at 1 p.m.