Colonials Athletics Weekend Preview
Squash & Swimming Hit the Road for Weekend Competition
Nov. 29, 2012
WOMEN'S SQUASH - @GWSquash
The George Washington women's squash team, currently ranked an all-time program-best 12th nationally in the Dunlop College Squash Association (CSA) rankings, heads north for a quartet of matches against ranked opponents this weekend.
On Friday, GW (2-1) will visit No. 28 Connecticut College before heading to Amherst, Mass., to face No. 19 Amherst on Saturday. On Sunday, the Colonials will return to Hartford, Conn., for a doubleheader with No. 21 Colby and No. 3 Trinity.
Last time out, the Colonials split a home doubleheader, stunning No. 12 Bates, 5-4, before falling to No. 5 Penn, 9-0.
Freshman Anna Gabriela Porras, fresh off a trip to France to compete for her native Colombia at the World Team Championships (link), is off to a 2-1 start as the Colonials No. 1 player on the ladder.
The Colonials will close out the fall portion of its 2012-13 schedule with a match against No. 4 Princeton at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center on December 8th.
GW resumes its season with a winter training trip to the Cayman Islands in early January. The Colonials will face Wellesley College on January 11 in the Caymans.
MEN'S SQUASH - @GWSquash
The No. 16 George Washington men's squash team returns to action with four matches against ranked opponents this weekend in Hartford, Conn., and Amherst, Mass., to close out its fall portion of the 2012-13 schedule.
On Friday, GW (4-1) will visit No. 22 Connecticut College in Hartford, Conn., before heading to Amherst, Mass., to face No. 21 Amherst on Saturday. On Sunday, GW will return to Hartford for a doubleheader with No. 18 Colby and No. 2 Trinity.
Freshman James Reiss, off to a 5-0 start in his debut season, was named the Harrow Sports College Squash Association (CSA) Player of the Week after leading the Colonials to a 5-4 upset of No. 9 Penn on November 24.
The Colonials will resume their season on January 11 with a winter training trip to the Cayman Islands. There, GW will face the University College of Cayman Islands before returning to Foggy Bottom to host Navy on January 16.
MEN'S & WOMEN'S SWIMMING - @GWSwimming
The George Washington men's and women's swimming teams travel to Norfolk, Va. on Saturday for their final meet of 2012 as the women's squad competes in a tri-meet with host Old Dominion and Rutgers while the men race in a dual meet against ODU. Action inside the Monarchs' J.C. "Scrap" Chandler Pool is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Following a one-month break the Colonials will return to action on Jan. 11, 2013 at the three-day Rhode Island Invitational. The Buff and Blue will compete against Atlantic 10 foes La Salle, Massachusetts and host URI.
The GW women are coming off a third-place finish in a 10-team field at the Patriot Invitational two weekends ago with a three-day total of 500 points. The Colonials' men's side finished sixth out of eight competing teams with a combined score of 352.5 points.
ODU's women's team enters Saturday's meet with an overall record of 6-2 after posting wins over Richmond, UNC Wilmington and two victories each over George Mason and Northeastern. The men's side owns a record of 4-1 after recording back-to-back wins over George Mason and Towson in early November. The Monarchs swept the Colonial Athletic Association's weekly awards as Sidni Hoxha and Kimberley Rashleigh were named the CAA Swimmers of the Week for the men and women, respectively.
The Rutgers women's team hits the road for the first time this season following three straight meets at the RU Aquatic Center. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a second-place finish out of seven teams at their own Frank Elm Invite from Nov. 16-18.