Yale Men Beat SCSU; Freshman Class Shines Through

The Bulldogs took on the Southern Connecticut State Owls this past weekend at the Robert J.H Kiphuth Exhibition pool. Yale knocked their regular season opener out of the park with a win over the Owls with a score of 210-88. The Yale freshman class this year has been on fire and it showed in their performance against SCSU. Full results can be found here.

Yale didn’t hesitate right out of the gates with 200 medley relay as their sophomore dominated A-relay of Kevin Stang, Danny McDermott, Victor Zhang, and Brian Clark took first with a 1:36.14. Yale’s junior dominated B-relay of Andy Wingerson, Ronald Tsui, Danny Clarke, and Andrew Heymann placed second with a 1:37.13. The Yale C-relay would have placed third with a 1:38.08 if not for an unfortunate disqualification.

Sophomore Brian Hogan blew the field away with his 1000 free that won by over 20 seconds with a 9:32.78. Second was Dylan Swanepoel of SCSU representing the freshman class with a 9:53.74. Alex Schultz took third with a 10:03.61.

Aaron Greenberg took first in the 200 free with a 1:44.07 and just behind him for SCSU was Louis Geist with a 1:45.29. Yale junior Mike Lazris took third with a 1:45.36 and Oscar Miao took fourth with a 1:46.89.

Victor Zhang showed off his backstroke skill in the 100 back with a win of 53.63 which just out-touched Christian Berg of SCSU who swam a 53.81 for second place. Andy Wingerson took third with a 54.90.

In the 100 breast, Ronald Tsui was the only swimmer in the field to break the minute mark by swimming a 58.45 followed up by teammate Nick Sehlinger who took second with a 1:02.65. SCSU freshman Kyle Pietro took third with a 1:04.00.

SCSU came in for the win in the 200 fly as Raymond Cswerko swam a 1:53.40. Yale took second and third place with Will Yang in a 1:55.35 and right behind him was Ed Becker in a 1:55.93. Fourth place was Dan Elliot with a 2:04.30.

Brian Clark came back with the 50 free with a 21.72 but took second to teammate Andrew Heymann who swam a 21.05. Jared Thurston took third with a 22.35.

In the 100 free Josh Ginsborg took first with a 46.45 and Raymond Cswerko took second with a 47.34. Pat Killian took third for Yale with a 48.46. SCSU took fourth and fifth with Brendan Murphy and Travis Burke with respective times of 49.92 and 50.55.

Yale pulled through with a first, third, and fourth place in the 200 back. Alex Schultz was the only one to break the two minute mark with a 1:58.35 as teammate Andy Wingerson swam a 2:01.25 and Danny McDermott came in third with a 2:03.73. Second place went to Oscar Castillo for SCSU with a 2:00.83.

Yale dominated the 2oo breast with first, second, and third place as they left SCSU behind. First place finisher Ronald Tsui swam a 2:08.28 which finished over three seconds faster than teammate Alex Goss who swam a 2:11.97. In third was Nick Sehlinger with a 2:21.59.

Rob Harder of Yale won the 500 free with a 4:37.01 while SCSU’s Louis Geist swam a 4:42.99 for second place. Third place for Yale was Kevin Stang with a 4:53.97.

In the 100 fly, Yale dominated once again with first, second, and third place finishes with Victor Zhang first in a 52.49 while teammate Brian Clark fell just short of that in second place with a 52.74. Oscar Miao took third with a 54.97.

Raymond Cswerko took first in the 200 IM with a 1:54.65 as Aaron Greenberg was out-touched with a 1:54.85 which was good for second place. Brian Hogan took third with a 1:55.23 and Ben Lerude took fourth with a 1:59.58.

The SCSU A-relay slid right by the Yale A-relay in the 200 free relay as the SCSU relay of Brendan Murphy, Jared Thurston, Travis Burke, and Dan Elliot took first with a 1:29.33. Yale took second with the A-relay of Ed Becker, Pat Killian, Josh Ginsborg, and Milan Sandhu with a 1:29.52.

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About Gisselle Kohoyda

Midland, Michigan native Gisselle Kohoyda is all too familiar with life in the pool and on the deck, even with her late start in the sport at the age of 14. This part time coach and full time breaststroker focuses her driven energy towards social media management, journalism, writing practices, …

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