edited.Swimming v. Gettysburg_Female-just before 100 Breaststroke_RinaKomuraBy Isabella Sansanelli

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College swim team suffered their second conference loss of the season this Saturday, Nov. 3 as the Gettysburg bullets overcame the Shoremen with a score of 105-154 and the Shorewomen 90-156.

Among some of the outstanding performances for the Shoremen were junior Jake Brown and sophomore Brett Edwards, who placed first in the 50-yard freestyle and 200 breaststroke respectively. Along with them were sophomore Leo Johnson who placed first in the 100 backstroke and sophomore Andrew Feeley who took first in the 200 backstroke.  Sophomore Leo Johnson went on to be named Goose Nation TV Shoremen Swimmer of the Match.

Sophomore Michael Cebzanov said, “Gettysburg is no doubt an amazing team but we held our own despite another tough week of training.  I believe that it’s a statement to all the other teams in the conference that we are coming back stronger and faster this year.”

However, the Shoremen were not alone in their loss as the Shorewomen also put up a valiant, but ultimately unsuccessful, fight against the Bullets in their second conference meet of the season.

Some of their outstanding swimmers for the match included, sophomore Allison Gallagher who placed second in the 100 backstroke and senior Julia Portman and freshman Alexa Luecke who placed second and third in their respective races.  Additionally, sophomore Lindsay Strauss placed first in the 200 medley and was awarded Goose Nation TV Shorewoman Swimmer of the Meet.

Luecke commented, “Unfortunately, we came up short in the meet today against one of the elite teams in the Centennial Conference, but collectively it was a great team effort, which is a representation of how hard everyone is working in practice.  We hope to capitalize on this momentum as we enter into a challenging part of the season where we have 5 meets in a 2 week period.”

Similarly, Gallagher said, “We’ve been training really hard so far this season and we’re performing right where we expected to which is really good to see. We are headed into one of the toughest times of the season, and the team is really coming together and our sportsmanship is continuously increasing.”

WC swim will make their next appearance on Wed., Nov. 7 at Salisbury University where they will attempt to improve upon their current standing record of 0-3.

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