Jan. 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming and diving team completed its home dual meet schedule, as the men's team rallied late in the meet, but fell to crosstown rival George Washington, 145-135, while the Hoya women fell by one point after their final race, 147-146 on Saturday afternoon at McCarthy Pool.
Senior captain Paul Quincy and freshman Erin Timochenko each earned three individual victories for the Hoyas, setting the tone for the team in its final home meet of the season, as they prepare for the BIG EAST Quad Meet on February 9, before going to the BIG EAST Championships in early March.
Timochenko earned the first individual victory on the women's side in the meet's seventh event, finishing the 100 yard backstroke in 59.70. She came back strong in the 200 yard backstroke, the 19th event of the meet, winning in a time of 2:08.53. Six events later, Timochenko would conclude her day with a victory in the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 58.52.
Meanwhile, on the men's side, Paul Quincy continued an impressive senior season starting with a victory in the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:41.79 to earn nine points for Georgetown in the meet's sixth race. Much later in the meet, Quincy would win the 500 yard freestyle in 4:44.67, as Austin Evenson, who had earlier won the 1000 yard freestyle, finished close behind. Quincy earned a victory in the final individual race of the meet, the 200 yard IM, finishing in 1:55.11, with Liuben Chipev finishing third.
For the women, Erica Fabbri added nine points for the Blue & Gray, winning the 50 yard freestyle in 24.88. She also finished second in the 100 yard freestyle, finishing in 54.08. Jillian Carter earned a win in the 200 yard butterfly, finishing in 2:12.23, with Lauren Ward taking second place for GU. Casey Bandman wrapped up the squad's individual success, picking up a victory in the 200 yard individual medley in, the final individual women's race of the afternoon, finishing in 2:11.83. The men's quartet of Rohde, Christian Kilgore, Matthew Mandel and Michael Smigelski closed the afternoon of swimming by winning the 200 yard freestyle relay in 1:27.31.
Bryan Doremus earned nine points for GU in both the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions, earning a 219.23 score in the one-meter and a 209.85 in the three-meter.
Casandra Schwartz also won the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions. Schwartz earned a 235.95 in the one-meter competition and a 213.98 in the three-meter for the Hoyas.