Colonials Athletics Weekend Preview
Feb. 10, 2012
A preview of George Washington's athletic events this weekend. The Colonials' gymnastics, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's squash teams will all be competing on the road this weekend.
The George Washington gymnastics team, a week removed from its highest team score of the season, will continue its six-meet road swing on Saturday night with a trip south to Raleigh, N.C., to visit EAGL rival No. 21 North Carolina State for the annual Sweetheart Invitational at Reynolds Coliseum. Also competing in the event is No. 10 Penn State and William & Mary.
In last week's quad meet at Pittsburgh with Rutgers and W&M, the Colonials posted a season-best 194.550 to secure second place overall.
For the fourth week in a row to open the season, junior Stephanie Stoicovy medaled in the all-around, finishing in third place on Saturday with a 38.700. Redshirt junior Monique Blount delivered a second consecutive career-high routine on the balance beam with a 9.800 (T-2nd), while sophomore Kiera Kenney tied for first on the uneven bars with a 9.725.
GW at No. 23 NC State with No. 10 Penn State, William & Mary
The No. 18 George Washington men's squash team will conclude the 2011-12 regular season with a Friday evening tilt at No. 8 Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pa.
GW (12-8) will attempt to move up in the national rankings before heading to the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Nationals in Princeton, N.J., Feb. 17-19.
In their final home matches of their careers, the senior duo of Brett Feldman and Jose Calderon each went 2-0 in the Colonials' victories over Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins. Fellow senior Adam Pistel, who was held out of last week's matches due to injury, is expected to return to the lineup on Friday night.
The No. 19 George Washington women's squash team will finish the 2011-12 regular season on Friday night with a visit to Lancaster, Pa., to face No. 16 Franklin & Marshall at 5 p.m.
The match marks the Colonials' final tune-up before CSA Team Nationals in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 24-26.
Last weekend, the senior trio of Lauren Mathieu, Caroline Shumway and Tiffany Hingley each went 3-0 in weekend victories over Virginia, Vanderbilt and Bucknell in their final home matches of their careers.
GW (10-9) had lost three-in-a-row before closing out its home schedule with three consecutive 9-0 victories over the Cavaliers, Commodores and Bison.
The George Washington men's tennis team continues its road swing this weekend with back-to-back matches in New York City. The Colonials first head to Manhattan to take on Columbia on Friday before traveling to nearby Queens to face St. John's on Saturday.
GW (3-4) is coming off a 2-1 weekend in which it defeated Ivy League foe Penn, 5-2, and swept Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph's, 7-0. GW dropped a 4-2 decision at Temple.
Columbia opened its season 2-0 after defeating Fordham and Cleveland State, both by 7-0 shutouts. St. John's is also 2-0 after opening the season with a pair of victories over Division II opponents Concordia (N.Y.) and Queens (N.Y.) last weekend.
Action with the Lions is set for Friday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m., inside Dick Savitt Tennis Center. Saturday's match with St. John's is slated for 1 p.m., at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Tennis Center.
The Colonials are 1-1 after two weekends of play and will compete in their first multi-match weekend of the 2012 season. Most recently, GW dropped a tight 4-3 decision to unbeaten Old Dominion on Sunday.
Seniors Jacqueline Corba and Meg Tyner are both undefeated this season in both singles and doubles play. Corba is 2-0 at the No. 2 singles spot while Tyner is unbeaten at No. 6. The duo have been consistent at the No. 3 doubles spot, defeating their opponents, 8-3 and 8-1.
GW first travels to Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Feb. 11, to face the Mountaineers, who are currently 0-5 on the season. The Buff and Blue then head to Philadelphia, Pa., to take on Drexel (4-4) on Sunday.
Action against WVU is set to begin at 1 p.m. at the Ridgeview Racquet Club. The Colonials' match with the Dragons is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday inside the Drexel Armory.