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Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Jan. 18-20

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The return of students to Foggy Bottom means the return of Weekend Roundup. Take a look back at a successful weekend for the Colonials.

Women's Basketball
-First-year head coach Jonathan Tsipis recorded his first A-10 victory in a 79-68 defeat of VCU on Sunday afternoon at Verizon Wireless Arena.
-Sophomore Chakecia Miller led GW with 20 points as five Colonials reached double figures, including graduate student Sara Mostafa, who posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, complemented by four blocks.
-GW shot a season-high 52.7 percent from the field and 95.2 percent from the foul line, while VCU shot just 33.8 percent on the day.
-The Colonials return to action on Thursday, as they visit defending A-10 champion and No. 17-ranked Dayton.

Men's Basketball
-GW notched its second A-10 win of the season and first on the road in a 79-76 victory over UMass on Saturday afternoon at the Mullins Center.
-Freshman Joe McDonald led the squad with a 16-point, 10-assist double-double, while seniors Dwayne Smith and Lasan Kromah and freshman Patricio Garino also reached double figures in scoring.
-Behind four freshman starters (the only team in the nation to start four freshmen this season), GW built a 16-point lead early in the second half and withstood a late rally by Massachusetts (12-5, 2-2 A-10).
-The Colonials return to action tomorrow night when they visit Rhode Island.

Men's Swimming
-GW defeated cross-town rival Georgetown for the second year in a row with a 145-135 victory on Saturday afternoon at the Hoyas' McCarthy Pool.
-Junior Jake Mortensen, sophomore Garrett Cottingham and freshman Oliver Keegan each one three events to pace the Colonials.
-The trio teamed with senior Luke Quimby to lead off the meet with a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.
-Cottingham continued his strong performance with wins in both breaststroke events, while Keegan won both butterfly events and Mortenson took both backstroke events.
-GW will host George Mason on Saturday at the Charles E. Smith Center in its final dual meet before the Atlantic 10 Championships. The meet will serve as Senior Day for eight Colonial swimmers.

Women's Swimming
-The Colonials earned a come-from-behind one-point victory (147-146) over District rival Georgetown as GW took the meet in the final event with first- and third-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the Hoyas' McCarthy Pool.
-The Colonials mimicked last season's dual meet victory over the Hoyas, as junior Sload Saunders, freshman Kally Vanderbilt and juniors Melissa Fernandez and Sydney Saunders claimed first in the relay, and the team of juniors Lindsay Moore and Taylor Cole, sophomore Morgan Zebley and junior Caroline Myers took third to give GW the victory.
-Myers led GW with three individual victories in the 200-, 500- and 1,000-yard freestyles.
-Freshman Lauren Steagall won the 100-yard breaststroke, while sophomore Janica Lee placed first in the 200 breast.
-Sloan Saunders rounded out the winning performances in the 100 free.
-GW will host George Mason on Saturday at the Smith Center in its final dual meet before the A-10 Championships.

Gymnastics
-The Colonials finished in third place with 192.475 points in Sunday's tri-meet at North Carolina's Carmichael Arena, behind the host Tar Heels (194.500) and William & Mary (192.925).
-Senior Stephanie Stoicovy won the floor exercise for the second week in a row with a 9.850 performance and posted a second-place 38.925 all-around score on the day.
-Sophomore Elena Corcoran earned second place with a 9.775 vault routine, topping her season-opening performance by .050.
-Junior Taylor Henderson posted a career-high 9.800 on the uneven bars to tie for third place in the event.
-GW returns to action on Friday in Ohio for a tri-meet with Kent State and Western Michigan.

Women's Squash
-GW's No. 12 women's squash team fell in four contests against nationally ranked competition over the weekend in New England.
-GW suffered a 9-0 loss to No. 2 Yale on Friday night, as freshman Anna Gabriela Porras was the only Colonial to win a set.
-On Saturday, No. 10 Williams and No. 13 Columbia bested the Colonials in consecutive 8-1 losses, as Porras won a pair of 3-0 victories at the No. 1 position on the ladder.
-Sunday saw GW fall to No. 6 Cornell by a score of 9-0.
-The Colonials host Johns Hopkins at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health and Wellness Center on Friday night before hosting Bucknell on Saturday afternoon.

Men's Squash
-The No. 16 GW men's squash team suffered losses to No. 12 Williams, No. 9 Columbia, No. 4 Cornell and No. 17 Middlebury in a tough weekend of nationally ranked competition.
-Saturday saw a pair of 8-1 defeats for the Colonials, as senior Omar Sobhy and freshman Reid Breck posted GW's wins on the day against Williams and Columbia, respectively.
-Sobhy picked up two victories on the weekend at the No. 1 spot on the ladder with a pair of wins on Sunday.
-Breck and freshman Browning Platt also recorded wins against Middlebury on Sunday.
-The Colonials will host a doubleheader with Johns Hopkins and Virginia on Friday before facing Maryland on Saturday at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health and Wellness Center.

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