Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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Swimming and squash began to wrap up fall seasons as basketball picks up speed:

Women's Squash
-No. 12 ranked GW began the weekend with a defeat of Connecticut College in a 9-0 shutout on Friday evening in Hartford. 
-The Colonials continued dominant play with a 7-2 victory over No. 19 ranked Amherst on Saturday afternoon. 
-Freshman Anna Gabriela Porras and Emely Levyn and juniors Jackie Shea, Elizabeth Tapley and Maya Nair all defeated their Amherst opponents in straight sets.  
-GW finished up a busy weekend with a convincing 9-0 win over No. 21 Colby before suffering a 9-0 loss to No. 3 Trinity in Hartford on Sunday. 
-Each Colonial swept a Colby opponent to combine for a dominant match in the first competition of the day.
-The squash squad will finish up fall play next weekend when it takes on Princeton as the Colonials return to the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. 

Men's Squash
-The No. 16 ranked Colonials opened the weekend in dominating fashion as the men swept No. 22 Connecticut College, 9-0, on Friday evening in Hartford. 
-Seniors Islam El-Fiky and Omar Sobhy, freshmen Ahmed Abdel-Latif and Browning Platt and junior Sam Ehrlich contributed straight-set victories to the win. 
-GW continued strong play with a 7-2 win over No. 21 Amherst on Saturday afternoon, including straight-set showings by senior Omar Sobhy, junior Sam Ehrlich, and sophomore Browning Platt.  
-GW's squad split the final day of weekend competition, beating No. 18 Colby, 9-0, before snapping a four-match win streak with a 8-1 loss to No. 2 Trinity on Sunday. 
-Freshman Reid Breck went the distance to pull an upset at No. 6 over Trinity's Matthew Mackin, the 39th best player in the College Squash Association Individual rankings.
-The Colonials will take a full month off before resuming play against the University College of Grand Cayman Islands in January. 

Women's Swimming
-The Colonials finished up fall competition with losses to Old Dominion, 198-84, and Rutgers, 204-79, on Saturday afternoon.
-Junior Caroline Myers took second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:0.54.
-Sophomore Janica Lee placed third in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard breaststroke, posting times of 2:09.90 and 2:25.54, respectively.
-GW will take month off before returning to the pool in Jan. 2013 at the Rhode Island Invitational.  

Men's Swimming
-The Colonials dropped the final meet of the fall season, 144-109, to Old Dominion on Saturday afternoon.
-Senior Phillip Graeter won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.96 seconds while junior Jake Mortensen followed closely behind to take third with a time of 53.80.  
-Graeter continued a strong showing earning the top spot in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.98 and placing second in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:55.33. 
-Sophomore Garrett Cottingham touched the wall in 59.20 to win the 100-yard breaststroke before finishing second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.66.
-Senior Luke Quimby won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 21.84 seconds before taking second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.36 seconds, just ahead of classmate Niklas Glenesk who took third in 48.54.  
-The 200-yard Medley relay team of junior Jake Mortensen, freshman Oliver Keegan, Cottingham and Quimby earned a second-place finish with a time of 1:37.51.  
-The Colonials will return to the pool on Jan. 11 at the Rhode Island Invitational. 

Women's Basketball
-GW dropped a crosstown match-up to local foe Georgetown, 70-54, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center. 
-Graduate student Tara Booker matched her season high with 20 points, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc.  Booker's six three-pointers were the most by a Colonials player this season and equaled her career best.  
-The Colonials could not match a strong first half in the final 20 minutes of the game, shooting just 29 percent compared to 43 percent in the first stanza. 

Men's Basketball
-GW defeated Manhattan College, 67-55, at the Verizon Center in the opening game of the 18th annual BB&T Classic on Sunday afternoon. 
-Senior Isaiah Armwood led all players with a career-high 23 points to go along with nine rebounds and six blocks. Armwood's performance included a perfect 7-7 showing at the free throw line. 
-Senior Lasan Kromah tied his season-high mark of 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor and a 7-of-9 effort at the free throw line. 
-GW's defense, led by freshman Patricio Garino, held Manhattan's leading scorer to just nine points - 10 below his average - while stifling the Jaspers to just 33.9 percent overall on the day.

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