NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware men’s swimming and diving program dropped its season opener to Georgetown University, falling 175-125 at Rawstrom Natatorium Saturday afternoon.

Senior Patrick Savidge opened the season in style, as the South Windsor, Conn. native took first place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.18), the 100-yard breaststroke (54.60), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.03), and the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.20).

Delaware started the day fast, as the 200-yard medley relay team of Corbin Borrero, Savidge, Chris Dryden and Andrew Woerth took home the title with a time of 1:36.18.

Sophomore Kevin Basch and freshman Bryce Ciecko also swam well as the duo finished first and second in both the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:38.57, 10:00.63) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:42.06, 4:48.33).

Delaware returns to action Saturday, Oct. 14 against George Mason at 1 p.m.  

Head Coach John Hayman:
“We had some great swims for our opening meet, but it was a tough loss. This is the earliest we have ever competed, and we have a large freshman class, so it will take some time to develop their speed. Georgetown had a good meet and their depth in diving certainly hurt us. Our teams had many highlights today on the men's distance and breast events and the women's sprints. We will be working hard these next two weeks to get ready for when we host George Mason.”

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