Courtesy: Carlisle Stockton

Stags Swept By In-State Foes

Courtesy: Fairfield University
January 27, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Fairfield University swimming and diving teams were swept by two in-state foes on Friday night as they fell to Wesleyan and Connecticut College.

Against Wesleyan, the men's team lost 169-118 and against Connecticut College the team lost 203-76. The women had similar scores as Wesleyan topped them 192-108 and Connecticut College bested Fairfield 215-72.

The top performers for the men were freshmen Jordan Rahurahu and Phillip Zyskowski, junior Jameson Duncan, and senior Andrew Tavcar. Rahurahu earned the highest finish of the night by a Stag with a second place finish in the 400y IM (4:18.53). He also earned a third place finish in the 100y breaststroke (1:03.80). Zyskowski's top race came in the 50y freestyle in which he finished third and set a new personal best (22.70). Duncan's best event was the 1000y freestyle placing third with a time of 10:12.24. Tavcar's best finish was in the 50y breaststroke touching the wall third with a time of 29.29. 

For the women it was freshman Colleen Young and sophomore Kelly Cordes that led the way. Young earned a third place finish in the 50y breaststroke (32.13) and fifth place in the 100y breaststroke (1:10.75). Cordes placed third in the 500y freestyle (5:19.41), fourth in the 100y freestyle (55.63), and fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:58.73).

On the boards, Alex Shabecoff scored a 195.22 in the 1-meter and 158.17 in the 3-meter. Jane Rice scored 211.72 in the 1-meter, earning second place and 209.77 in the 3-meter, grabbing third. Leah Pawelczyk placed fifth in the 1-meterwith a personal best score (198.15) and second in the 3-meter (211.80).

The Stags have now concluded their regular season and will look to make their final preparations for the 2017 MAAC Championships beginning on February 8. 

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