Sports Briefs

Swimming and diving loses at VTU

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both suffered losses at Virginia Tech Nov. 8.

The men’s team fell 139-104, despite placing first in six of the 13 events. Sophomore Tim Champney led the Colonials by placing first in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.55 and helping the 400-yard medley relay team take first. Champney also placed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.81.

Senior diver John Klonsky won both the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions, but it was not enough to defeat the Hokies.

The women’s team was routed 166-77 by Virginia Tech. The Hokies took first in 10 of the 13 events. Senior Connie Shelton placed first for GW in the 200-yard breastroke with a time of 2:25.96. The Colonial women also took first in the 200-yard backstroke and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

-Dave Mann

Andrews reaches quarterfinals at Rolex Championships

The GW women’s tennis team’s top-seeded player, Helen Andrews, reached the quarterfinals at the Rolex Intercollegiate Tennis Championships Nov. 1-2.

Andrews beat Nina Flori of Fordham 6-0, 6-2 and Christi Schweer of the University of Virginia 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. However, Andrew fell in the quarterfinal round to Harvard’s Ivy Wang 6-1, 6-4. Wang went on to win the singles draw.

The GW doubles team of Andrews and Sarah Weingarten reached the semifinals in the doubles draw, where they fell to the top-seeded team from the College of William & Mary.

-Dave Mann

Manole earns A-10 rookie honor

Suzana Manole, an outside hitter for the GW women’s volleyball team, was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for her performance last week.

The 6-1 freshman recorded 22 kills, 11 assists, 16 digs and seven blocks in the Colonial women’s two victories last week. She recorded 2.75 kills per game in GW’s two road wins over St. Bonaventure and Duquesne.

-Dustin Gouker

Hockey club tops Catholic

The Colonial Hockey Club collected an amazing 89 shots on goal in a 9-1 rout at Catholic University Nov. 9.

The Colonials outshot CU 89-11, improving to 2-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Hockey Association. Seth Jackson led the team with 5 points on one goal and four assists, while Matt Schliftman added two goals and two assists.

The club will play its next game against Slippery Rock University Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Fort DuPont Ice Arena.

-Dave Mann

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