January 5, 2015: This Week in GW Athletics
At WRGW Sports, a new year means a new weekly article for your reading consumption. Every Monday for the rest of the academic year, “This Week in GW Athletics” promises to highlight some of the less publicized Colonials sports around campus, because GW has other sports that Raise High the Buff and Blue in addition to basketball.
The eighth-ranked GW Women’s Squash team returned to action this past weekend on the West Coast, with matches in the San Francisco Bay Area against Bates College, Penn, and host Stanford. The Colonials defeated Bates College 8-1 on Saturday before losing to Penn 9-0 on Sunday. Their matchup with the Cardinal is set to begin today at 7 pm EST.
The GW Men also restarted their season this past weekend in the Bay Area, with matches against Bates College and Stanford. The Colonials downed Bates College 5-4 on Friday evening, led by Oisin Logan and James Reiss at Nos. 2 and 3. They picked up the slack left by No. 1 Andres de Frutos, who lost his first matchup this season after winning his first seven. GW is back in action tonight at 7 pm EST.
The Women’s Swimming team is back from a seven-week hiatus this weekend with a tri-meet against Rhode Island and Massachusetts in Kingston. The Colonials took third place out of nine teams in their last meet back in late-November, the Patriot Invitational at George Mason, led by Madison Reinker and Carly Whitmer, who finished second in their respective events. Reinker competed in the 1,650-yard freestyle while Whitmer competed in the 200-yard butterfly.
The Men’s Swimming team is back itself in Kingston as well after placing fifth out of eight teams at the Patriot Invitational. Goran Koprivnjak led the way again for the Colonials, winning the 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.20.
The Gymnastics team begins their 2015 campaign by making the short trip up the green line to College Park for a meet with Maryland and West Virginia. GW was picked to finish third out of six teams in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Preseason Coaches Poll, totaling 26 points. Last year’s EAGL Rookie of the Year Chelsea Raineri leads 10 returning members and seven newcomers on a squad that finished fifth at the 2014 EAGL Championship. To get you ready for the season, check out this interview with head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham, who enters her 30th season at the helm in Foggy Bottom.
Posted on January 5, 2015, in Campus, Other GW Sports and tagged Andres de Frutos, Carly Whitmer, Chelsea Raineri, Goran Koprivnjak, GW gymnastics, GW squash, GW swimming, James Reiss, Madison Reinker, Margie Foster-Cunningham, Oisen Logan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.