Men’s swimming victorious over Goucher, women drop close meet

The Etownian November 3, 2016 0

n Saturday, the Elizabethtown College men’s swim team earned a 150-111 victory over Goucher College for its first dual win of the season. The Blue Jays won five individual events, all by first-year Casey Marshall and senior Kieran Koehler. Etown’s swimmers posted 11 new season-best times.

Marshall kicked off his collegiate career with an outstanding performance against York (Pennsylvania) College on Oct. 22. He followed up his impressive debut with another strong performance against the Gophers. Marshall was the first leg of the winning 400-yard medley relay, recording a 56.68 100 backstroke split.

Marshall won the 200 free in a time of 1:55.78 before going on to win two more individual events. Sophomores Sam Hirshberg and Ben Spangler finished second and fourth in the 200 free behind Marshall.

Koehler earned victories in the 50 breast and 100 breast to round out the individual victories for the men. Spangler took second, and senior Ethan Weber took third in the 100 breast event. Koehler also swam on Etown’s winning relay team in the 400 free event.

With the victory, the men’s team is now 1-1 and 1-0 in the Landmark Conference. The Gophers dropped their third meet in four tries. The Blue Jays will travel to Gallaudet University for a meet this Saturday.

The women also took on Goucher on Saturday afternoon but suffered a defeat at the hands of the Gophers. The Blue Jays won four individual events led by first-year Sara Lingo’s victories in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley. First-year Sadie Hawkins won the 100 butterfly, and junior Dru Schneider took first in the 50 breaststroke.

The women ultimately fell to the Gophers, 153-109 and will look to earn their first dual meet victory of the season this Saturday at Gallaudet.

The Blue Jays also swam on Friday night, Oct. 28 in the annual Schweikert Relays at Susquehanna University.

Following their swim against Gallaudet, the Blue Jays will meet their final two Landmark Conference opponents of the season with meets against Catholic University on Nov. 12 and Drew University on Nov. 19.

 

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