Delaware Falls to William & Mary, East Carolina at Final Day of Pod Meet
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads closed out the weekend at the Colonial Athletic Association Pod Meet Sunday afternoon at James Madison University.
The Delaware men (1-3, 0-2 CAA) dropped a 153-68 decision to CAA foe William & Mary while the Blue Hen women (1-5, 0-2 CAA) fell to William & Mary by a 144-77 score and to non-league opponent East Carolina by a 122-98 verdict.
Delaware captured six first place finishes in the pod meet led by a pair of freshmen divers. Aaron Nolan won both the one-meter (163.80 points) and three-meter (179.40) events for the men while fellow rookie Emma Larson won both events, taking the one-meter with 148.10 points and the three-meter board with 136.75 points.
The Delaware men’s 400 freestyle relay team of Brad Donohue, Asher Kiely, Andrew Woerth and Tomas Elder won with a time of 3:10.66 while the Blue Hen women’s 400 freestyle relay quartet of Jordan Sawyer, Kristen Bishop, Ellie Jogani, and Sarah Braatz swam to a winning time of 3:37.55.
Also for the Delaware men, Patrick Savidge was second in the 200 individual medley (1:55.23) and third in both the 200 freestyle (1:43.97) and 400 medley relay (3:30.20) while Kevin Basch was second in the 1,650 freestyle (16:16.14).
On the women’s side, Delaware posted three individual third place finishes led by Julia Capobianco in 50 butterfly (26.36), Alyssa Santangelo in the 50 backstroke (27.96), and Madeline Maher in the 50 breaststroke (30.32).
Both Delaware teams will return to action this Saturday, Nov. 12, when they host La Salle in a dual meet at Rawstrom Natatorium.
Men: William & Mary def. Delaware, 153-68
Top Delaware Finishers:
1st Place - 400 Freestyle Relay (Brad Donohue, Asher Kiely, Andrew Woerth, Tomas Elder), 3:10.66; Aaron Nolan, 1m diving (163.80), 3m diving (179.40)
2nd Place - Kevin Basch 1,650 freestyle (16:16.14); Patrick Savidge, 200 individual medley (1:55.23); 400 Freestyle Relay (Ryan Daniel, Dillon DiGuglielmo, Mark Imus, Thomas Scott), 3:21.40
3rd Place - 400 Medley Relay (Asher Kiely, Patrick Savidge, Tomas Elder, Andrew Woerth), 3:30.20; Patrick Savidge, 200 freestyle (1:43.97);
Women: William & Mary def. Delaware, 144-77; East Carolina def. Delaware, 122-98
Top Delaware Finishers:
1st Place - 400 Freestyle Relay (Jordan Sawyer, Kristen Bishop, Ellie Jogani, Sarah Braatz), 3:37.35; Emma Larson, 1m diving (148.10), 3m diving (136.75)
2nd Place - 400 Medley Freestyle Relay (Sarah Dwyer, Mina Feyrer, Samantha Kauffman, Lyndsay Taddei), 3:50.08
3rd Place - Julia Capobianco, 50 butterfly (26.36); Alyssa Santangelo, 50 backstroke (27.96); Madeline Maher, 50 breaststroke (30.32)
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