ISL Match 5, Day 2 Recap: Toronto Titans Claim Victory Behind Depth, Skins Win

Louise Hansson (photo: Mike Lewis)
Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/ISL

The International Swimming League (ISL) season three continued with Match 5 from Naples, Italy, and during the first day of the match, the Toronto Titans opened up a lead ahead of the DC Trident, the LA Current and Team Iron.

On Day 2, the Titans aimed to hang on to that lead — and they did with a strong performance, led by a skins victory by Louise Hansson in the 50 butterfly. The Titans earned several wins, and when they didn’t win, they turned in several 2-3 performances, using their second swimmer in each event to add even more points.

 

ISL Match 5: Final Team Standings

  1. Toronto Titans – 536
  2. LA Current – 452.5
  3. DC Trident – 416.5
  4. Iron – 374

 

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Women’s 100 Freestyle

The LA Current got off to a fast start in the 100 freestyle with Madison Wilson winning in 51.72.

The Toronto Titans scored 13 points by going 2-3 in the ISL race with Kasia Wasick taking second in 51.81, tying the Polish record, and Michelle Coleman going 51.98.

Team Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo took fourth in 52.00, ahead of LA’s Abbey Weitzeil (52.14) and DC’s Anna Hopkin (52.27).

 

Men’s 100 Freestyle

LA Current’s Maxime Rooney used a quick start to hold off the field and win the men’s 100 freestyle. He touched the wall in 46.68.

Toronto’s Blake Pieroni was just behind in 46.72 to finish second. DC Trident’s Aleksandr Shchegolev took third in 47.03 ahead of LA’s Brett Pinfold (47.12).

 

Women’s 200 Butterfly

Team Iron got its first win of the day as Alys Thomas touched the wall in 2:06.00 in the women’s 200 butterfly.

She finished more than a second ahead of DC Trident’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos, who finished second in 2:07.12.

Toronto’s Laura Stephens took third in 2:07.39, ahead of DC’s Klaudia Nazieblo (2:07.45).

 

Men’s 200 Butterfly

LA Current’s Tom Shields earned his second victory of the meet, winning the 200 fly in 1:51.28.

Shields was more than a half second ahead of DC Trident’s Zach Harting in 1:51.99.

Toronto’s Alberto Razzetti finished third in 1:52.99.

 

Women’s 100 Backstroke

LA Current’s Ingrid Wilm earned some major ISL jackpot points in her 100 backstroke victory. Wilm won the race in 55.68 and earned 19 points, taking the jackpot points from the bottom four competitors in the race. It also was a Canadian record.

DC Trident’s Ali DeLoof was second in 55.89, ahead of Toronto’s Kylie Masse (55.95) and Lisa Bratton (57.30), the only swimmers to keep their own points in the race. DeLoof’s time was the second-fastest short course time in U.S. history behind Olivia Smoliga’s 55.04.

 

Men’s 100 Backstroke

While the women’s 100 backstroke saw some huge jackpot points, the men’s race was very close with no jackpot points.

Team Iron’s Robert Glinta won the race in 50.090, finishing ahead of Toronto’s Shane Ryan (50.43) and LA’s duo of Javier Acevedo (50.60) and Apostolos Christou (50.79).

 

Women’s 100 IM

LA Current went 1-2 to score 17 points in the 100 IM. Anastasia Gorbenko won the race in 58.08 to hold off teammate Beryl Gastaldello (58.21).

The Toronto Titans took the next two spots as Kayla Sanchez finished third in 58.48 and Louise Hansson was fourth in 58.52.

 

Men’s 100 IM

Team Iron’s Marco Orsi earned 12 points with some jackpot points to win the 100 IM in 51.32.

Toronto’s Finlay Knox was second in 51.82, ahead of LA’s Tomoe Hvas (52.10) and Team Iron’s Leonardo Santos (52.13).

 

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

DC Trident went 1-2 in the women’s 100 breaststroke with Tatiana Belonogoff winning in 1:05.16 and Maria Temnikova took second in 1:05.40.

Team Iron’s Ida Hulkko was third in 1:05.45 ahead of LA’s Imogen Clark (1:05.97).

 

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Toronto’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl won the 100 breaststroke in 56.93 to finish ahead of a pair of Trident swimmers.

DC’s Felipe Franca Silva took second in 57.45 ahead of teammate Cody Miller (57.51) and Team Iron’s Emre Sakci (57.95).

 

Women’s 50 Butterfly

Team Iron went 1-2 in the women’s 50 butterfly with Ranomi Kromowidjojo winning in 24.81 and Emilie Beckmann taking second in 24.57.

Team Iron scored 19 points with the duo, plus the jackpot points in the event.

Toronto’s Louise Hansson took third in 24.59.

 

Men’s 50 Butterfly

Team Iron made it two wins in a row as Nicholas Santos touched the wall in 22.28, earning 12 points.

Toronto’s Marius Kusch was second in 22.32, ahead of LA’s Tom Shields (22.57).

 

Women’s 200 Freestyle

LA Current’s Madison Wilson earned victory int he 200 free, touching the wall in 1:53.77.

She finished ahead of a Team Iron duo as Barbora Seemanova took second (1:53.98) and Veronika Andrusenko was third (1:55.48).

 

Men’s 200 Freestyle

DC Trident’s Aleksandr Shchegolev won the 200 free in 1:42.26, finishing ahead of LA Current’s Martin Malyutin (1:42.58) and teammate Fernando Scheffer (1:42.89).

 

Mixed 400 Medley Relay

The LA Current claimed the first relay victory of the Day 2 of ISL Match 5 by winning the mixed 400 medley relay.

Ingrid Wilm, Christopher Rothbauer, Tom Shields and Abbey Weitzeil won the event in 3:34.14.

The DC Trident finished second with Ali DeLoof, Felipe Franca Silva, Zach Harting and Anna Hopkin finishing in 3:35.85.

Toronto’s Kylie Masse, Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Marius Kusch and Kayla Sanchez took third in 3:36.92.

 

Team Scores Heading into Final Four Events of ISL Match 5

  1. Toronto Titans – 426
  2. LA Current – 411.5
  3. DC Trident – 374.5
  4. Iron – 291

 

Women’s 400 IM

DC Trident’s Bailey Andison earned a convincing victory in the women’s 400 IM, touching the wall first in 4:26.39. She earned 16 jackpot points in the event.

Toronto continued its strong meet going 2-3 with Summer McIntosh taking second (4:29.81) and Tessa Cieplucha taking third (4:31.07).

 

Men’s 400 IM

The Toronto Titans got another win in the final non-skins event of the match in the men’s 400 IM. Alberto Razzetti won the event in 4:01.57.

LA Current’s Tomoe Hvas took second in 4:02.85, followed by Toronto’s Max Litchfield (4:05.71) and DC’s Andreas Vazaios (4:06.68).

 

Women’s 50 Butterfly Skins

Toronto’s Louise Hansson won the 50 butterfly skins. Hansson won the first round in 25.19, then 25.86 in the second round and 26.27 in the final round.

Hansson held off Team Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo in each stage. Kromowidjojo was 25.34 in the first round, then 25.97 and 26.77 in the finals.

 

Men’s 50 Free Skins

Team Iron’s Thom de Boer claimed victory in the 50 freestyle skins, winning in 23.36 in the final to hold off Toronto’s Shane Ryan (23.83) and Yuri Kisil (23.92).

The Toronto duo tied in the semifinals at 22.72, allowing three in the skins final, finishing behind de Boer (22.44).

Iron’s Marco Orsi won the first round in 21.11 and was fourth in the semis in 22.90.

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