Mount Saint Mary Swimming Takes Down Sarah Lawrence

NEWBURGH – Mount Saint Mary swimming took down Sarah Lawrence College with wins against the men (110-79) and women (113-87).

Mount Saint Mary Press Release

The Mount Saint Mary College men’s and women’s swim teams both improved to 2-0 in the Skyline Conference and 3-1 overall with victories over the Sarah Lawrence College men’s and women’s swim teams Saturday afternoon in the Kaplan Center Pool. The Knight women defeated the Gryphon women, 113-87, while the Mount men beat the Sarah Lawrence men, 110-79.

Sophomore Lauren Becerra (White Plains, N.Y.) had her usual successful outing on Saturday, picking up a pair of individual wins and being part of a third win in a relay. She swam the first leg of the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay, helping the team of her, freshman Rachael Stone (Wallingford, Conn.), sophomore Regina Zeoli (Washingtonville, N.Y.) and sophomore Jessica Daigle (Trumbull, Conn.) pick up the win with a time of 4:04.34. Becerra also notched victories in the 200-yard freestyle (2:05.46) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.38).

Each of the other three members of that relay had individual wins on the day as well. Stone touched first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:45.06. Zeoli won the 200-yard backstroke at 2:27.38. Daigle swam a time of 19:57.20 to win the 1,650-yard (one mile) freestyle.

The men started off their day with a victory in the 400-yard medley relay. The team of sophomore Sam Watson (Groton, Conn.), freshman Matthew Gamboa (Huntington, N.Y.), freshman Kyle Barber (Shelton, Conn.) and freshman Ryan Ward (Brooklyn, N.Y.) swam a time of 3:59.44 to pick up 11 points for the Knights.

Barber later won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:43.61. Watson also grabbed an individual win in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:13.04. Freshman Jake Schoenherr (Scarsdale, N.Y.) won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.31. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Schoenherr, senior Jason Lorch (Plainview, N.Y.), freshman Ryan Verillo (Cheshire, Conn.) and sophomore Camilo Gonzalez (Elmont, N.Y.) swam a time of 3:44.23 to pick up a win to close out the meet.

The Knights next swim on Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23, when they participate in the Diamond City Invitational hosted by King’s College (Pa.) in Scranton, Pa.

Sarah Lawrence Press Release

The Gryphons were held to wins in three events but broke two team records, as Sarah Lawrence College women’s swimming fell to Mount Saint Mary College, 113-87, in a Skyline meet at Kaplan Recreation Center on Saturday.

Sarah Lawrence (1-2, 1-1 Skyline) took an early lead by winning the 400 yard medley relay in record fashion. Sophomore Gabby Risica (Narragansett, R.I./Narragansett), rookie Hannah Lawson (Portland, Ore./Pacific Crest Community School) and sophomores Colette Harley (Shelton, Conn./Shelton) and Jacqueline Quirk (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) combined for a time of 4:28.49 for first place in the race. The foursome edged the previous SLC record by .01 second.

The Green and White “B” squad of Rachel Barkowitz (Dedham, Mass./Dedham), Sky Mihaylo (Albany, Ore./West Albany), Lydia Mullan (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) and Brenna Rice (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam Central) added third-place points in the event to give SLC a 13-4 advantage.

Senior distance specialist Alexis Bates (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) was held to third place in the 1650 free, while Mihaylo was fourth, as Mount Saint Mary College (3-1, 2-0 Skyline) closed the gap to 18-17.

Harley and Elizabeth Kroll (Sacramento, Calif./The Met Sacramento) scored third and fourth-place points in the 200 freestyle, surrendering the lead to MSMC.

In the 50 free, Risica picked up a victory by .01 second, clocking in at 27.11. Skyline Rookie of the Week Lawson followed a second later in third place.

Though MSMC won the 400 individual medley, junior Sam Amberchan (Alameda, Calif./Menlo-Atherton), Barkowitz and senior Sonia Abraham (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte) scored points by securing second through fourth place.

SLC regained the lead after the 200 butterfly. Harley touched the wall first in 2:29.57, while Mullan’s third-place points gave the Green and White a 56-51 edge.

MSMC went ahead for good after the next event. In the 100 free, SLC sprinters Quirk and Risica were relegated to third and fourth place. MSMC again took the top two spots in the 200 backstroke, while Amberchan, Kroll and rookie Sarah Schnapp (Taiwan/Tzu Chi) rounded out the scoring positions.

Bates, Amberchan and Rice banked six points in the 500 yard freestyle, taking the last three scoring positions.

Lawson gave the Gryphons their second record of the day, posting a time of 2:39.27 in the 200 breaststroke. Lawson now controls both SLC breaststroke record. Quirk took third in the race, while Barkowitz swam to fifth place.

In the day’s final event, SLC was beat out in the 400 freestyle relay. Schnapp, Kroll, Bates and Amberchan combined for second place, while the day’s final points were scored by Zoe Berg (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), Rice, Abraham and Mullan.

Though the Gryphons touched the wall first in six events and broke three team records, Sarah Lawrence College men’s swimming was beat out by Mount Saint Mary College, 110-79, in a Skyline meet at Kaplan Recreation Center on Saturday.

Sarah Lawrence (1-2, 1-1 Skyline) won the majority of the events but could not match the depth of the Mount Saint Mary (3-1, 2-0 Skyline) squad.

MSMC took the lead from the start by winning the 400 yard medley relay. Senior Jay Pulitano (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes), sophomore Jack Chu (Hong Kong/Irvington (Calif.)), junior Cameron Martinez (Aledo, Texas/Aledo) and rookie Albert Riley (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson) comprised a four-class squad that nearly rallied from behind but fell short with a second-place time of 4:04.86.

Skyline Rookie of the Week Riley returned to the pool in the next event, swimming to victory in record fashion the 1650 freestyle with a time of 19:13.47. His mark was 3.5 minutes faster than SLC’s best set in 2012, previously the oldest record for the young team.

Two-time Skyline Swimmer of the Week Martinez gave the team a second-straight win in the 200 freestyle, posting a time of 1:52.48 for a five-second margin of victory. Senior Owen Marks (Pittsfield, Mass./Pittsfield) added a point to the team score with a fifth-place swim.

The Knights swept the 50 free, leaving rookie Brendan McAlevy (Fairfax, Va./Paul VI Catholic) to clean up a pair of fourth-place points. In the next race, Pulitano helped the team with a third-place swim in the 400 individual medley.

In the 200 butterfly, Martinez (1:56.97) regained the winning momentum by beating out the field by nearly 20 seconds.

Chu followed with a two-second win in the 100 free, stopping the clock at 49.87. Sophomore Amit Sankaran (San Francisco, Calif./Mallya Aditi International) scored a point for fifth place.

Though he was third in the 200 backstroke, Pulitano earned his first record of the season with a time of 2:36.85. Sophomore Nick Ransom (Bakersfield, Calif./Stockdale) clocked in for fourth place.

Riley won his second event of the day in the 500 free. The first-year triumphed by 18.5 seconds with a swim of 5:24.98. Marks took fourth place in the race for two team points.

Chu added the Gryphons’ final win of the day, picking up his second victory in the 200 breaststroke. He broke his own SLC record with a swim of 2:25.67, nearly 12 seconds better than his closest opponent. Ransom and McAlevy tallied points for fourth and fifth place.

MSMC iced the victory with a win in the 400 free relay. Marks, McAlevy, Ransom and Sankaran rounded out the SLC scoring with second place in the race.

Results: Mount Saint Mary vs. Sarah Lawrence

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