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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Oct. 26-28

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Though delayed by Sandy, here's our weekly look at the Colonials in competition over the past weekend:

Women's Soccer
-GW dropped a close 1-0 match to A-10 newcomer Butler on Friday afternoon in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
-The Colonials finished their season with a 4-1 victory over Saint Louis on Senior Day on Sunday, beating the Billikens for the first time ever in the six meetings between the programs.
-Sophomore Nicole Belfonti scored her first career goal in the season finale.
-Senior Molly Bruh racked up three points on Sunday with a goal and an assist en route to Colonial of the Week honors.
-Prior to the match against the Billikens, the Colonials honored Bruh, Adriana Moya, Samie Cloutier and Kayley Sullivan in a Senior Day ceremony.

Men's Soccer
-Butler proved too much for GW on Friday, as the Colonials dropped the match, 4-0, in Indianapolis.
-Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jean-Pierre van der Merwe made four stops on the day.
-GW suffered a 5-0 loss to No. 20 Saint Louis on Sunday.
-Junior Tyler Ranalli took four of GW's five shots in the match.

Men's Swimming
-The Colonials dropped their first dual meet of the season to UMBC, 148-99, on Saturday at the Smith Center Pool.
-Freshman Oliver Keegan placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.09, while senior Alex Etz finished second with a time of 54.92.
-Senior Phillip Graeter, junior Jake Mortensen and sophomore Garrett Cottingham took the top three spots in the 200-yard individual medley.
-GW earned the top spot in the 400-yard freestyle relay with the team of Graeter, Keegan, senior Stephen Nelson and freshman Jordan Sharples.

Women's Swimming
-GW fell to UMBC, 138-119, in its opening dual meet of the season on Saturday at the Smith Center Pool.
-Junior Caroline Myers led the Colonials with four first-place finishes in the 200-, 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
-Sophomore Janica Lee won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:27.48.
-Lee, freshman Hannah Schaefer and junior Emily Kane took the top spots in the 200-yard individual medley.
-GW finished out the day with a first-place showing by the junior team of Sloan and Sydney Saunders, Melissa Fernandez and Caroline Myers in the 400-free relay.

Volleyball
-The Colonials suffered a 3-0 loss to No. 15 Dayton on Friday night on the Flyers' home court.
-GW was not able to rally back on Saturday, as the Buff and Blue lost to Xavier, 3-2.
-Senior Lauren Whyte led GW with 17 kills and six digs, while sophomore Kelsey Newman recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs against the Musketeers.
-Senior Candace Silva-Martin posted a team-high 20 digs to place her just 29 away from becoming the A-10's all-time career leader.

Men's Water Polo
-GW concluded regular-season play with a 12-7 loss to No. 14 Navy on Saturday.
-Sophomore Ridvan Pehlivan paced the offense with a trio of goals.
-Freshman Bogdan Petkovic recorded a goal, seven steals and two field blocks in the match.

Cross Country
-GW's women's team finished in 10th place at the Atlantic 10 Championships at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
-Senior Heather Stevens earned All-Conference honros with a 15th-place finish out of 140 runners.
-The men's team finished in 13th place.

Golf
-GW golf wrapped up the 2012 fall season with a 20th-place finish at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic in South Carolina with an overall team score of 75-over par 927.
-Sophomore Jack Persons shot a combined score of 11-over to tie for 28th place.

Sailing
-GW placed 15th in the weekend's War Memorial Regatta, the Colonials' first MAISA Fall Coed Championship as a varsity program.
-The sailors narrowly missed qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Tournament as teams placing eight through 14 received bids.

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