WEB EXCLUSIVE: Women swimming and diving beats La Salle, Men lose fourth of season

Kristen Fagley and Kristen Rasmuson turned in strong performances for GW swimming and diving Saturday, contributing two wins each to the women’s 154.5-83.5 victory over La Salle. But the men’s team continued to struggle, losing a close meet 124-116, for its fourth loss of the season.

The women took first place in 10 of 13 events to secure the win. Fagley, last year’s Rookie of the Week in the Atlantic 10 championships, led the effort, winning the 500-yard and the 220-yard freestyle race in 5:09.68 and 1:56.78 respectively.

Rasmuson was the other force behind the women’s victory, collecting first place in both of her events, the 50-yard freestyle (25.50) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.12). Sophomore Crystal Freeman added first place points with a win in the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:42.90.

In the 200-yard events, senior Jocelyn Finch won the individual medley in 2:12.40, senior Laura Clemens won the backstroke in 2:11.59 and sophomore Ruth Dubyel won the butterfly in 2:09.63.

Despite the loss, the men put in a strong performance coming up only nine points short of the win. Freshman Bryan Ferretti and sophomores Ryan White and Andrew De Sorbo won two events each to lead the men. Ferretti dominated the distance events winning the 1000-yard freestyle in 9:58.47 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.52.

White took first place in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:45.38 and the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 0:48.35. De Sorbo won the 200-yard Individual Medley in 1:58.44 and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.74.

Freshman Jacob Cohen and Sophomore Josh Roberts notched a win. Cohen won the 50-yard freestyle in 0:22.39 and Roberts won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:13.46.

The next competition for both teams is a week away, at the George Mason Invitational, Nov. 16-18.

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