– The Georgetown University swimming & diving team opened its regular season with a decisive dual meet win over Davidson on Saturday afternoon at Albert G. McCarthy Pool. The Hoya women cruised to a 195-94 victory, winning 15 of 16 events, while the men's side won 11 events, en route to a 167-122 win.
Georgetown was led by its underclassmen as freshmen combined to win a total of six events and sophomores finished first in 13 other events.
On the women's side, sophomore Phoebe Slaughter
(Darien, Conn. / Darien) led the way with three individual wins, touching the wall first in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, as well as the 200-yard IM. Cristina Barrett
(Chatham, N.J. / Chatham) swept the distance events with wins in the 1,000- and 500-yard freestyles. Junior Lauren Henasey
(Newtown, Pa. / Germantown Academic) and sophomore Belinda Donohoe
(Cambridge, Mass. / Concord Carlisle) were the other multiple winners as Henasey finished first in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, while Donohoe claimed the top spot in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.
Freshmen Lillian Clisham
(Greenwich, Conn. / Greenwich) and Grace Chen
(Fairport, N.Y. / Fairport) each won events in their first collegiate meets. Clisham came out victorious in the 200-yard freestyle and Chen touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke. Sophomore Evie Mauzé (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS) picked up the other individual win with a victory in the 200-yard backstroke.
In the diving well, sophomore Riley Fujioka
(Los Altos, Calif. / Los Altos) led a Hoya sweep in the 1-meter dive, while her classmate, Naomi Peng
(Gainesville, Fla. / Eastside) finished first in the 3-meter event as GU again took the top four spots.
On the men's side, sophomore Drew Carbone
(Chelmsford, Mass. / Central Catholic) began right where he left off last year, winning three events. He came in first in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke while also taking the top spot in the 200-yard IM. In his first collegiate dual meet, freshman Brett Sherman
(Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) touched the wall first in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.
Junior Nathaniel Goldfarb
(Columbus, Ohio / Columbus Academy) and freshman Carlson Temple
(San Diego, Calif. / Patrick Henry) swept the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, respectively, and freshman Michael Wheeler
( Lafayette, Calif. / Campolindo) won his first collegiate race, claiming first in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Senior Jacob Kohlhoff
(Tega Clay, N.C. / Fort Mill) capped off Georgetown's dominant performance with a win in the 100-yard freestyle.
In diving, senior Ryan Blom
(Hershey, Pa. / Milton Hershey) led a GU sweep in the 1-meter event before sophomore Matthew Werner
(Elkins Park, Pa. / Cheltenham) took first in the 3-meter dive.
The Hoyas will hit the road for the first time, traveling up to Baltimore for a three-team meet at Towson. Georgetown will take on both the host Tigers and James Madison. The meet will begin at 2:30 p.m.