Colonials Athletics Weekend Preview
Gymnastics, Men's Squash, Women's Squash, Men's Swimming and Women's Swimming All Hit The Road
Jan. 17, 2013
GYMNASTICS - @GWGymnastics
A week after defeating East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival North Carolina and three other teams to win the season-opening Lindsey Ferris Invitational, the George Washington gymnastics team will clash with the Tar Heels once again in a tri-meet with William & Mary on Sunday at 2 p.m., at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Sunday's meet marks the second of five times this season that the Colonials and Tar Heels will compete in the same meet.
Senior Stephanie Stoicovy was named GWSports.com's Colonial of the Week on Monday after winning the all-around title with a career-high score of 38.975. Stoicovy posted the top floor exercise routine of the afternoon with a 9.875. She added a career-high 9.775 on uneven bars to tie for fifth place in addition to a 9.775 on vault (t-4th) and a 9.600 on balance beam (t-11th).
The Colonials strongest event in the season opener was the floor exercise, where they placed five routines in the top-six, including a first-place finish from Stoicovy and a second-place routine from sophomore Elena Corcoran.
GW was also strong on the uneven bars, where they posted a team score of 48.675, their best uneven bars score since March 21, 2008.
MEN'S & WOMEN'S SWIMMING - @GWSwimming
The George Washington men's and women's swimming teams head to district rival Georgetown on Saturday, Jan. 19 for their final road dual meet of the season. Action inside the Hoyas' McCarthy Pool is slated for 1 p.m.
The Colonials are coming off of the two-day Rhode Island Invitational last weekend, which served as their first competition since Dec. 1, 2012. GW competed against Atlantic 10 foes La Salle, Massachusetts and host URI at the annual meet.
The women's squad finished fourth with a total of 362 points while Massachusetts took home first with 545 points, La Salle finished second with 395 points and host Rhode Island placed third with 393 points. GW collected 18 top-five finishes on the weekend, paced by sophomore Janica Lee and juniors Lindsay Moore and Caroline Myers.
On the men's side, GW finished third with 379 points on the strength of 23 top-five finishes, led by seniors Phillip Graeter, Niklas Glenesk and Luke Quimby, as well as freshman Oliver Keegan. Reigning conference champion Massachusetts took first with a total of 609 points, La Salle finished second with 482 points and host Rhode Island's club team finished fourth with 146 points.
Georgetown's men's team is coming off a 172-126 win over American last Saturday, while the Hoyas' women defeated American, 236-57, and fell to James Madison, 210-86, at home.
The Buff and Blue came away with two team victories in last season's meeting with Georgetown inside the Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The men's side handed the Hoyas a dominating 161-110 defeat while the women came from behind in the final event of the afternoon to earn a 132-129 victory. The Colonials posted necessary first- and third-place finishes in the 400-yard freestyle relay to stun the visitors and close their final home meet with a win.
In addition, Georgetown assistant coach Bryan Ferretti ('05) swam for GW head coach Dan Rhinehart and was named the Colonials' Most Valuable Player in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
MEN'S SQUASH - @GWSquash
The No. 15 George Washington men's squash team will head north to New Haven, Conn., this weekend for a quartet of matches against ranked opponents.
GW (7-3) will face No. 12 Williams (11:30 a.m.) and No. 9 Columbia (5 p.m.) on Saturday and No. 4 Cornell (10 a.m.) and No. 17 Middlebury (5 p.m.) on Sunday.
The Colonials resumed their 2012-13 season on Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 6-3 decision to No. 16 Navy.
Freshman Reid Breck continued his impressive freshman campaign, running his individual record to a perfect 10-0 while senior Omar Sobhy and freshman Ahmed Abdel-Latif also provided victories against the Midshipmen.
WOMEN'S SQUASH - @GWSquash
The No. 12 George Washington women's squash team returns to action this weekend in New Haven, Conn., with a quartet of matches against some of the top programs in the country.
The Colonials will face No. 2 Yale on Friday night followed by Saturday matches with No. 10 Williams and No. 13 Columbia. GW wraps up the weekend on Sunday against No. 6 Cornell.
GW (6-2) resumed its 2012-13 schedule following a month layoff with a 9-0 sweep of No. 25 Wellesley College during its winter training trip (link) to Grand Cayman Island.
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