TOWSON, Md. – The Gallaudet University men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Goucher College for a non-conference double dual meet against the host Gophers and Arcadia University. The Gophers and the Knights were too much for the Bison as the men lost 143-57 and 123-79, respectively. The GU women's team lost 118-79 against Goucher and 131-67 verse Arcadia.
The Gallaudet men's 400-yard freestyle relay team of seniors DJ Everton-Lovell (Norfolk, Va.) and Tony Dall (Indianapolis, Ind.) along with junior Abdiel Davila-Cruz (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore Maurice Abenchuchan (St. Augustine, Fla.) placed second with a time of 3:54.42. Everton-Lovell also placed third in the 100-yard backstroke as he clocked in at 1:02.23. Abenchuchan added a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.63 seconds. Gallaudet is now 0-6 on the season.
The Bison women (3-5) were led by junior Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) as she finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.22) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.16). Polivanchuk, junior Lisa Murphy (Bothell, Wash.) and freshmen Molly Verseput (Upland, Calif.) and Thyra Wood (Great Falls, Mont.) made up the women's 400-yard medley team that placed second behind Arcadia University in 4:06.47. Verseput tacked on two additional third-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley (2:31.96) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:36.54). Murphy also took home a third-place finish in the 100-yard fly as she touched the wall in 1:13.04.
The men's and women's teams return home to host non-conference opponent Bethany College on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Field House pool.