2020 ISL Match 3 Day 2: LA Current Take Thrilling Win Over Frog Kings Thanks to Skins Excellence

Beryl Gastaldello
Match MVP Beryl Gastaldello. Photo Courtesy: MIKE LEWIS / ISL

2020 ISL Match 3 Day 2: Current & Frog Kings Go Down to Skins

The third match of the 2020 ISL season will kicked off from Budapest, Hungary as the LA Current and Aqua Centurions are faced off against two new franchises in the Tokyo Frog Kings and Toronto Titans. The LA Current won both medley relays on Saturday and had control of the strokes for the Skins events, with the women going with freestyle and the men going with backstroke. It played to their favor as the Current were down big heading into the Skins but came out on top thanks to Ryan Murphy and match MVP Beryl Gastaldello.

The Frog Kings put up a good fight for second place with the Titans placing in third.

Tom Shields also grabbed a win for the Current in the 200 butterfly. The Current’s next match will be October 30.

ISL records fell the way to Suzuka Hasegawa in the 200 fly (Tokyo Frog Kings) and Szebasztian Szabo in the 50 fly (Aqua Centurions)

The next ISL match will be tomorrow, October 26 at 3 p.m. local Budapest time and 9 a.m. Eastern Standard time with the DC Trident, Team Iron, Cali Condors and New York Breakers.


  1. LA Current 535.5
  2. Tokyo Frog Kings 506.5
  3. Toronto Titans 401.0
  4. Aqua Centurions 260.0

Match MVP

  1. Beryl Gastaldello, LA Current, 78
  2. Ryan Murphy, LA Current, 60.5
  3. Abbey Weitzeil, LA Current, 40.5
  4. Yui Ohashi, Frog Kings, 37
  5. Tom Shields, LA Current, 36.5

ISL Match 3 Information

Where to watch:

  • BeIn Sports
  • Belarus TV and Radio Company
  • BBC
  • CBS
  • CBC
  • Claro Sports
  • ESPN (Central America)
  • Eurosport
  • Eurosport India
  • M4
  • Match TV
  • Seven
  • Sky, Gazetta Dello Sport
  • Sport 1
  • Sportklub
  • TV Asahi
  • TV Globo

*Jackpot times are determined in advance: for instance, 1.35secs in the men’s 100 free. If the winner touches in 45secs, all those who are slower than 46.35 forfeit their points to the man who stopped the clock first.

Women’s 100 Free

ISL record: 51.02, Cate Campbell, Emma McKeon, London Roar

Beryl Gastaldello got the day started with a win on Sunday at ISL Match 3 with a 51.71 in the 100 free, getting points for the LA Current. She finished ahead of Tokyo’s Catie DeLoof, who was charging hard on the last 25. LA’s Andi Murez snuck into third ahead of Toronto’s Michelle Coleman.

Men’s 100 Free

ISL record: 45.22, Caeleb Dressel, Cali Condors

The Aqua Centurions showed out their sprint prowess in the men’s 100 free with Alessandro Miressi taking the win from lane 7 at 46.13. He held off a hard charging Blake Pieroni of the Titans from lane 1, with early leader Marcelo Chierighini of the Centurions fading to third after flipping first at the 50.

Women’s 200 Fly

ISL record: 2:03.81, Hali Flickinger, Cali Condors

Tokyo’s Suzuka Hasegawa smashed the field in the 200 butterfly with a 2:03.12, breaking the ISL record in the process from last season. She finished 1-2 with Frog King teammate Sakiko Shimizu with Toronto’s Tess Cieplucha in third. Hasegawa’s efforts jackpotted half the field as the Frog Kings now have a five point lead over the Current.

Men’s 200 Fly

ISL record: 1:48.77, Daiya Seto, Energy Standard

LA’s Tom Shields used a stellar back half to run away from the 200 fly field with a 1:50.55 as he jackpotted seventh and eighth place. Tokyo’s Tomoru Honda came in second with Aqua’s Luiz Melo finishing third. Early leader Naoki Mizunuma went out hard, leading at the 100, but faded badly to sixth.

Women’s 100 Back

ISL record: 54.89, Minna Atherton, London Roar

The Toronto Titans got their first win of the day in ISL match 3 with a 56.38 to win the 100 back. Her teammate Lisa Bratton, yesterday’s 200 winner, finished in third, just behind Ali DeLoof of the LA Current. Masse jackpotted seventh and eighth place in the race.

Men’s 100 Back

ISL record: 49.50, Guilherme Guido, London Roar

Ryosuke Irie showed some unconventional strength in the 100 backstroke with a 49.91, taking down Ryan Murphy of the LA Current, who fell to third place. Toronto’s Shane Ryan finished in second as the Frog Kings continue to hold the lead with 13 events to go.

Women’s 100 IM

ISL record: 57.74, Sarah Sjostrom, Energy Standard

Tokyo’s Runa Imai continued the momentum for the Frog Kings as she won the 100 IM with aa 57.94, just holding off LA’s Anastasia Gorbenko. LA’s Abbey Weitzeil snuck into third, just out-touching Rio Shirai. The Frog Kings got jackpot points, stealing seventh and eighth to extend their lead on the Current.

Men’s 100 IM

ISL record: 51.36, Caeleb Dressel, Cali Condors

The Frog Kings took their third straight win with Vladimir Morozov showcasing his sprint prowess with a 51.46 to take the 100 IM. LA’s Tomoe Hvas finished in second as the lead is slipping away from the Current. Third place went to Toronto’s Sergey Fesikov. Tokyo is extending its lead on the Current, which will be needed since the Current are in control of both Skins events.

Team Scores after first break:

  1. Tokyo Frog Kings 359.5
  2. LA Current 339.5
  3. Toronto Titans 277.5
  4. Aqua Centurions 190.5

Women’s 200 Free

ISL record: 1:51.67, Siobhan Haughey, Energy Standard

Rebecca Smith of the Toronto Titans led wire to wire in the 200 free on ISL match 3 with a 1:53.59, leaving the rest of the field in her wake. Aqua’s Valentine Dumont finished in second with Andi Murez sneaking into third for the Current. The Frog Kings picked up fourth with Leah Smith and extended their lead by one point.

Men’s 200 Free

ISL record: 1:41.58, Alexander Graham, London Roar

Tokyo’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto won in wire to wire fashion with a 1:42.33. Toronto’s Blake Pieroni closed the gap well on the last 50 but it was not enough as he finished in second with Breno Correia of the Aqua Centurions in third. No points were stolen during the race with nine events to go.

Women’s 50 Fly

ISL record: 24.74, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Team Iron

The LA Current started their comeback train with Beryl Gastaldello scoring a whopping 24 points with a 24.79 to win the 50 butterfly with teammate Alyssa Marsh finishing in second. Toronto’s Louise Hansson, making her ISL debut, finished in third with fourth through eighth getting their points stolen. The 1-2 finish shot the Current into the lead with eight events remaining.

Men’s 50 Fly

ISL record: 22.00, Szebasztian Szabo, Aqua Centurions

Szebasztian Szabo of the Aqua Centurions broke his own ISL record with a 21.96 out in lane eight for the 50 fly win. There were questions over whether he false started but the results remained official. Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto finished in second, giving the Frog Kings the lead again – just one point, with seven events to go. Toronto’s Andrii Govorov finished in third as the Titans remain in third place.

Women’s 100 Breast

ISL record: 1:03.00, Lilly King, Cali Condors

Tokyo’s Miho Teramura showcased why her franchise is named the “Frog Kings” with a 1:04.89 in the 100 breaststroke as she held off a charge from Aqua’s Martina Carraro and Toronto’s Kelsey Wog tying for second. The Frog Kings extended their lead with Reona Aoki finishing in fourth.

Men’s 100 Breast

ISL record: 55.92, Adam Peaty, London Roar

Toronto’s Anton McKee kept the Titans in the team rankings with a 56.30 to win the 100 breaststroke as the Centurions finished in second and third with Nicolo Martinenghi finishing in second and Fabio Scozzoli in third. The Current picked up one point on the Frog Kings.

Mixed 400 Free Relay

ISL record: 3:15.97, Energy Standard

The LA Current took the mixed relay with a 3:17.64 with the team of Maxime Rooney, Kristian GkolomeevAly Tetzloff and Andi Murez. The Titans finished in second from lane 1 with the Frog Kings placing third.

Women’s 400 IM

ISL record: 4:24.15, Melanie Margalis, Cali Condors

Tokyo’s Yui Ohashi blasted the 400 IM field with a 4:26.13, winning wire to wire with teammate Sakiko Shimizu finishing in third. Tess Cieplucha of the Titans split the pair in finishing second. The Current finished fourth and fifth with Ohashi stealing seventh and eighth place points.

Men’s 400 IM

ISL record: 3:54.81, Daiya Seto, Energy Standard

Kosuke Hagino helped the Frog Kings sweep the 400 IM with a 4:02.58, going 1-2 with teammate Tomoru Honda. LA’s Jacob Heidtmann tried to close but finished in third while teammate Josh Prenot was fifth.

Women’s SKINS (Freestyle)

The Current utilized their sprint free depth with Beryl Gastaldello and Abbey Weitzeil advancing to the finals, catapulting them into the lead as the Frog Kings advanced no one after round one.

Round One:

  1. Michelle Coleman, Titans
  2. Abbey Weitzeil, Current
  3. Beryl Gastaldello, Current
  4. Lidon Munoz, Centurions
  5. Runa Imai, Frog Kings
  6. Chihiro Igarashi, Frog Kings
  7. Etiene Medeiros, Centurions
  8. Julie Meynen, Titans

Round Two:

  1. Abbey Weitzeil, Current
  2. Beryl Gastaldello, Current
  3. Michelle Coleman, Titans
  4. Lidon Munoz, Centurions

Round Three:

  1. Beryl Gastaldello, Current
  2. Abbey Weitzeil, Current

Men’s SKINS (Backstroke)

LA swept the Skins with Ryan Murphy taking the backstroke skins win in a thrilling race over longtime rival Ryosuke Irie of the Tokyo Frog Kings.

Round One:

  1. Ryan Murphy, Current
  2. Shane Ryan, Titans
  3. Ryosuke Irie, Frog Kings
  4. Takeshi Kawamoto, Frog Kings
  5. Sergey Fesikov, Titans
  6. Tom Shields, Current
  7. Matteo Rivolta, Centurions
  8. Leonardo de Deus, Centurions

Round Two:

  1. Ryan Murphy, Current
  2. Ryosuke Irie, Frog Kings
  3. Shane Ryan, Titans
  4. Takeshi Kawamoto, Frog Kings

Round Three:

  1. Ryan Murphy, Current
  2. Ryosuke Irie, Frog Kings

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