Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Oct. 19-21
Here's how the Colonials fared over a busy weekend of fall competition,
-Sophomore goalkeeper Luke Farrell recorded his first career shutout on Friday as GW defeated A-10 foe Rhode Island by a score of 2-0.
-Freshman Glen Sousa's 40-yard free kick found its way into the back of the net for his first collegiate goal and the Colonials' first goal of the match against the Rams.
-Senior Seth Rudolph provided the insurance goal for his 28th career goal, moving him into a tie for seventh-place all-time at GW.
-Seniors Zach Abaie, Alejandro Almodovar, Daniel Ripperger-Suhler, and Seth Rudolph were honored in a Senior Day ceremony prior to Sunday's 3-0 loss to UMass.
-GW lost a close 1-0 match on Friday to A-10 rival URI.
-The Colonials dropped the final road match of the regular season to UMASS by a score of 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
-GW recorded 9 shots on the weekend.
-The team returns home next weekend for the final games of the regular season, taking on A-10 newcomer Butler for the first time ever on Friday and facing Saint Louis on Sunday.
-Seniors Molly Bruh, Samie Cloutier, Moya, Clare Roche, and Kayley Sullivan will be honored in a Senior Day ceremony prior to Sunday's match against SLU.
-Senior Candace Silva-Martin became the fourth player in Atlantic 10 history to reach 2,000 career digs in Friday's 3-0 loss at VCU.
-The Colonials posted a season-high 15.0 team blocks in Saturday's 3-1 defeat of Charlotte with three different players recording at least six blocks.
-GW mirrored a strong defensive performance with eight service aces in the win over the 49ers.
-Senior Lauren Whyte led the squad with her 38th career double-double, notching 15 kills and 11 digs while recording a match-high 16.5 points.
-GW completed the opening three days of the USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional Championship over the weekend at the University of Virginia.
-Junior Nikita Fomin received a first-round singles bye and defeated two opponents before dropping his round of 16 match to the tournament's No. 4 seed and No. 52 nationally ranked Alexis Huegas of VCU.
-Junior Ulrik Tomsen defeated two main draw foes before falling to the No. 1 seed and the nation's No. 2 ranked player Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia.
-In doubles action, the duo of Fomin and freshman Danil Zelenkov won four straight matches, including an upset of the tournament's No. 3 seed and 28th-ranked doubles team in the country, to advance to the semifinals and will face the No. 47 ranked doubles pair UVA's Justin Shane and Julen Uriguen on Monday afternoon.
-The Colonials competed in the USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional hosted by Virginia over the weekend to conclude fall play.
-Freshman Lana Robins won two qualifying matches as well as Round 1 of the singles main draw before falling to the tournament's No. 1 seed and the nation's No. 52 ranked Petra Januskova on Sunday.
-The doubles pair of Robins and senior Mimi Hamling advanced to the round of eight but were stopped by Virginia's Maci Epstein and Erin Vierra.
Men's Water Polo
-Freshman goalkeeper Connor Dillon recorded a career-high nine saves in his first collegiate start in GW's 10-6 victory over Iona on Saturday.
-GW dropped the second match of the day to No. 17 ranked Princeton by a score of 13-6.
-Freshman Bogdan Petkovic led the Colonials with three goals in the match against the nationally ranked Tigers.
-The Colonials finish regular-season play against Navy on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Annapolis, Md.
-GW placed 11th out of 20 teams in this weekend's Kings Point Dinghy Open, a tune-up for next weekend's War Memorial MAISA Fall Coed Championship.
-Three Colonials sailed in the A Division and took home a trio of top-five finishes under senior skipper Ian Conners.
-Conners and seniors Skye Kussmann and Rebecca Engel put forth a 10th place effort overall in the A Division.
-Freshman skipper Jay Spector combined with classmate Henry Young and senior Richard Sant to capture 15th place in the B Division.
-Spector and Young highlighted their weekend with a third-place showing in Race #2.
-GW currently holds 15th place in a field of 18 through Round 1 of the three-day 33rd annual Old Dominion/Outer Banks Collegiate Invitational at the par-72, 6,535-yard Kilmarlic Golf Club in Powells Point, N.C.
-Freshman Michael Helton leads the Colonials with a 3-over 75 performance to tie him in 25th place.
-Sophomore Jack Persons is tied for 32nd just one stroke behind Helton with a 4-over 76.
-Round 2 play resumes on Monday.
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