William and Mary defeats GW Swimming and Diving

The GW men’s swimming team remains winless on the season after dropping their eighth-straight meet, this time to host William and Mary Friday.

Strong individual performances by Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, freshman Mark Adam, and junior Andrew De Sorbo were not enough to upset the William and Mary swimmers, who ran away with the 124-108 win.

Adam took first in the 200-yard breast-stroke in a time of 2:12.06 while Sorbo took first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.20. The GW men (0-8) also took first in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:40.06. Other Colonial winners included Sean Kernan who won the 50-yard freestyle (0:22.50) and the 100-yard free-style (0:55.22) and diver Robert Stuart who won the one and three-meter dive.

GW women’s swimmers shared the men’s fate, suffering a 137-103.5 loss to William and Mary. The defeat dropped the women’s record below .500 at 3-4.

Freshman Maggie Moss led the women, winning two events, the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.65) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.35).

Other women winners included Ruth Dubyel in the 200-yard butterfly (2:10.60), Christina Boland in the 100-yard freestyle (0:55.22) and Kristen Fagley in the 500-yard freestyle (5:15.14).

The Colonials return to the Smith Center Friday Jan. 24 when the divers will host Massachusetts at 7 p.m. The swimmers will compete the next day at 10:30 a.m.

Lauren Silva

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