FROSTBURG, Md. - Gallaudet University men's and women's swimming and diving teams both fell to Frostburg State University in the first meet of the year on the road Saturday. The Bison men's team lost 112-89 while the women's team was edged by 14 points, 109-95.
Gallaudet's men's team (0-1) won three of the 11 events against the Bobcats. Senior DJ Everton-Lovell (Norfolk, Va.) led the men's team as he won 800-meter freestyle (10 minutes, 37 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (1:09). He had a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:42). Sophomore Maurice Abenchuchan (St. Augustine, Fla.) took first in the 100 freestyle (1:04) and second in the 50 freestyle (27.86).
The Bison women’s team (0-1) won four of the 11 events against Frostburg led by junior Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden), who won all of her individual events; 200 IM (2:44), 100 butterfly (1:13) and 100 breaststroke (1:24). Freshman Molly Verseput (Upland, Calif.) placed first in the 200 freestyle (2:32) and second in the 400 freestyle (5:33).
Gallaudet will host its home opener next Saturday (Oct. 26) at 11 a.m. in the Field House pool as the Bison compete against SUNY Cobleskill in a matchup between two North Eastern Athletic Conference teams.