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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Oct. 12-14

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Here's a look at GW's performances over the weekend,

Volleyball
-The Colonials are riding a four-match winning streak after defeating A-10 rivals LaSalle and Temple over the weekend at the Charles E. Smith Center.
-GW claimed a straight-set victory over LaSalle on Friday night as sophomore Kelsey Newman recorded a .409 attack percentage with 10 kills against just one error in 22 attempts.
-Sophomore Landon Garvik contributed a career-high six blocks while freshman Alexis Huntey recorded 28 assists in the setter position and senior Candace Silva-Martin posted a team-high 17 digs.
-Sunday's match against Temple went the distance before the Colonials claimed their fourth-straight conference win.
-Senior Lauren Whyte posted the fifth double-double of her career, and 37th of her career, with a match-high 26 kills and 24 digs.  
-Freshman Alexis Huntey recorded her first career double-double with a career-high 51 assists and 17 digs.
-The Colonials defense was marked by a season-high 13.0 team blocks with junior Jamie Armstrong leading the way with eight while Huntey contributed six.



Men's Soccer
-Senior Seth Rudolph moved to eighth place on the Colonials' all-time goals list as he scored for the 27th time on Sunday in a 2-1 loss to Fordham
-GW went step-for-step with the Rams until the decision-maker was scored with 1:11 left on the clock.
-Sunday's defeat came after a 4-0 loss to La Salle on Friday. 



Women's Soccer

-Freshman goalkeeper Nicole Fasano recorded a career-high 10 saves in GW's tough 1-0 loss to Atlantic 10 leader LaSalle, which is ranked No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of American Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll.
-In Sunday's match at Fordham, freshman Kristi Abbate's goal knotted the match at one with just 53 seconds left in regulation play, forcing overtime.
-The Colonials could not find the back of the net as Fordham's game-winning goal found the back of the net off of a deflection by Fasano to tip the scale in Fordham's favor.
-Sophomore Nicole Belfonti led the Colonials with three shots on Sunday while Abbate and seniors Molly Bruh and Kayley Sullivan each took two.  


Cross Country
-The women's team took 13th out of 28 teams at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday at the West Windsor Fields.  
-Senior Heather Stevens recorded a new personal best in the 6,000-meter with a time of 22:14 earning her a 22nd-place finish out of 219 runners.
-Sophomores Katie Bishop, Aubrey Gunnels, and Erica Halvorson also set personal bests with times of 23:38, 24:05, and 24:33, respectively.
-All six of GW's men set personal bests as the squad ran to a 16th-place finish out of 28 teams at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
-Freshman Ryan Tucker broke his previous best time by nearly two minutes as his 25:13 time earned him 60th place out of 212 runners in the 8,000-meter event.
-Senior Alex Dadds improved by the next highest margin shaving 45 seconds off his previous personal record with his 95th-place 24:34 finish followed by sophomore John-Louis Pane's 42 second improvement, setting a new PR of 25:58 in his 24th-place performance.
-The Colonials will next run in the Atlantic 10 Championships later this month. 



Men's Water Polo
-Sophomore Ridvan Pehlivan led GW with three goals in Sunday's 13-8 loss to Southern Division rival Bucknell. 
-Senior goalkeeper Camerin Illes added to his program-leading career saves total with 11 denials in the contest. 
-The Colonials' next match on Wednesday will serve as Senior Night and will recognize seniors Illes, John Paul Bezerra and Guy Helman as well as graduate student Milos Purkovic.



Sailing
-GW's first team of freshman Maria Sinagra and sophomore Matthew Ricci in the A Division and freshman Hannah McNomee and junior Sloan Dickey in the B Division combined for a sixth-place showing out of 15 teams at the North #2 Regatta hosted by Cornell on Cayuga Lake over the weekend.
-Sinagra and Ricci placed fourth in the A Division with 10 top-five finishes, including a victory and a second-place showing.
-McNomee and Dickey's weekend was highlighted by three top-five finishes including a third-place finish on Sunday en route to earning ninth-place in the B Division.  
-The Colonials' second team of freshmen Benjamin Helfand and Alix Suter in the A Division and freshman Michael Ince and junior Christopher Nolfi in the B Division claimed 11th place.
-Helfand and Suter recorded a pair of top-five finishes, while Ince and Nolfi sailed to four top-five performances. 



Women's Tennis
-GW competed in the fourth annual Navy Blue and Gold Invitational at the Midshipmen's Brigade Sports Complex in Annapolis, Md. over the weekend.
-Senior Dorota Lysienia won the Flight C consolation singles final on Sunday after defeating Navy's Mikaela Carlson 6-1, 6-3.
-Junior Leah Pascarella in Flight A, senior Mimi Hamling in Flight B, and junior Isabella Escobar in Flight D all reached the semifinals of their respective brackets before being eliminated.
-In doubles play, the duo of Hamling and freshman Lana Robins defeated Towson's Ariel Burke and Cailey Easdale in Flight A by a score of 8-1.



Women's Swimming
-GW dominated the field in the weekend's tri-meet with American and Catholic at AU's Reeves Aquatic Center, amassing 239 points through 13 events while American and Catholic earned 55 and 41, respectively .
- The Colonials won all but one of the 13 events over the two-day span.
-Sophomore Janica Lee and junior Caroline Myers each won four events throughout the weekend. 
-In the 200-yard freestyle, GW took first through seventh places led by Myers with a time of 1:57:39.
-Freshman Hannah Schaefer won her first collegiate event with a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01:90.  Schaefer went on the win the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:13:46.



Men's Swimming

-The Colonials took second-place overall at the weekend's tri-meet with American and Catholic, trailing AU by just 14 points.
-Senior Phillip Graeter won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:10:00 while junior teammate Jake Mortensen took fifth with a time of 4:25:00 in the same event.
-GW took the top three spots in the 200-yard freestyle, led by freshman Jordan Sharples with a time of 1:44:62. Sharples was followed by seniors Luke Quimby and Stephen Nelson with times of 1:46:84 and 1:48:87, respectively.  
-Quimby claimed victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.24.

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