The Georgetown men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams brought a pair of victories back to the Hilltop on Saturday after the men’s team beat St. Francis (N.Y.) by a score of 119.5-85.5, and the women’s team defeated St. Francis (N.Y), 121-84, and St. Francis (Pa.), 123-82.

The women’s team took first, second and third in the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle. In the 1,000-yard race, sophomore Lauren oynihan placed first with a time of 10:49.52, freshman Colleen Newman was second at 11:07.14 and freshman Erin Kehoe took third at 11:09.57. Junior captain Amanda Anderson was the winner in the 500 freestyle at 5:20.64, beating Moynihan, who came in second with 5:30.78. Kehoe was third with a time of 5:25.48.

The Hoyas also took first and second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Geena McKeel came in first at 1:11.32, and sophomore Kristie Hunt took second with a time of 1:11.98. The team also came in second in the 400-yard medley and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

“The women swam well. They were looking a little sluggish at the beginning of the meet, but they picked it up. Everybody started to feel better, race better and race smarter. Everyone was into the meet. They knew they had to compete well to win, and they started to do it,” Head Coach Bethany Bower said.

The men’s team pulled off a comeback win over the Terriers. They were losing by seven points after the 200-yard individual medley, when sophomore Bryan Evangelista won the 100 butterfly at 53.88, his best in-season time ever. Evangelista’s triumph, followed by junior Chris Lengle’s win in the 100-yard freestyle, motivated the Hoyas. They proceeded to win the next four events.

“We needed to get things in order. We were still on the bus a little bit and weren’t swimming as well as we could have been. But then everybody started to respond and just swam fantasticly. The men really came from behind and got it done,” Bower said.

The Hoyas swept the top three places in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of sophomore Jim McLaughlin, junior Matt O’Connor, senior Michael Weiss and freshman Shodai Enters came in first.

The men’s freestyle squad was dominant in the win over St. Francis. Lengle won the 100-free, coming in at 47.43, Enters placed first in the 200-free at 1:48.61 and McLaughlin took the top spot in the 500-free event at 5:02.11. Junior Will Miller also won the 100-backstroke.

Both teams will travel to Boston College this weekend. The men will face Boston College and Maine at 5 p.m. on Friday and will take on Providence College at noon on Saturday. The women’s team will race Maine on Friday at 5 p.m. and Providence at noon on Saturday.

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