ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The Gallaudet University women's swimming team went toe-to-toe against Goucher College on Saturday in St. Mary's City, Md., but the Gophers edged the Bison by 10 points, 105-95 to earn the non-conference win. Gallaudet also dropped a tough 168-37 meet to the host Seahawks from St. Mary's (Md.) College. The Bison now stand 0-4 on the season and 0-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference.
The Gallaudet-Goucher meet came down to the last freestyle relay but the Gophers won by 15 seconds to take the win. GU had the chance to beat the Baltimore-based Gophers for the first time in several decades. Leading the way for the Bison was junior Carlisle Robinson (Carmel, Ind.) who won both the 200 IM with a time of 2:22 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:18. Junior Misella Tomita (Kahului, Hawaii) won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:14 while freshman Tong Song (Beijing, China) took first against the Gophers in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:18.Gallaudet medley relay of Tomita, Song, Robinson and senior Katie Day (St. Elmo, Ill.) took the opening event in two minutes and eight seconds.
Gallaudet is off to the second week of December when the Bison travel to York, Pa., to face CAC foe York (Pa.) College and Penn State-Altoona in a double dual meet that starts at 1 p.m. This will be the final meet of the 2009 calendar year for Gallaudet.