Sports In Brief

Four Colonial swimmers finish first at Old Dominion

Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams fell on the road at Old Dominion Saturday, but four Colonials had first-place finishes in the meet.

Freshman Caroline Myers continued her strong rookie campaign with wins in the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle.

Sydney Saunders, also a freshman, got the first win of her career Saturday, touching the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.13 seconds.

Saunders and Myers, along with fellow freshmen Lindsay Moore and Sloan Saunders, placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

On the men’s team, sophomore Niklas Glenesk won a pair of events for the Colonials against Old Dominion. He took the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 9:50.93 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.36. Glenesk also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and was a member of the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Sophomore Phillip Graeter rounded out the group of top-finishing Colonials with a win in the 200-yard individual medley. He also placed second in the 200-yard butterfly.

GW won’t compete in the pool again until Jan. 14-15 at the Rhode Island Invitational in Kingston, R.I.


Baseball to open season against Georgia Southern

The baseball team announced its 56-game 2011 schedule Friday, highlighted by home series against Atlantic 10 opponents Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s and Temple.

The Colonials will open their season Feb. 18-20 with a three-game set on the road against Georgia Southern followed by another three-game series Feb. 25-27 in New Orleans against Tulane, with a game against Maryland-Eastern Shore sandwiched in between on Feb. 22.

GW’s home opener is March 2 against District-rival Georgetown University and the Colonials will open conference play against UMass March 25. GW will hit the road for A-10 matchups against Fordham, La Salle, Saint Louis and Xavier. The A-10 tournament is set to begin May 25 in Camden, N.J., the winner of which advances to the NCAA Tournament.


Upcoming Games

Men’s Basketball
vs. Towson
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Smith Center

Women’s Basketball
at Old Dominion
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Norfolk, Va.


Number Crunch: 11

The number of three-pointers made by Navy in its 64-57 win over GW in the BB&T Classic Sunday evening.

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