Shani Sambetta/The Hoya Despite a strong effort, Georgetown’s swimming and diving teams fell to Seton Hall over the weekend in New Jersey.

Despite dominating performances from the Georgetown swimming and diving teams in the freestyle, individual medley and diving events, both the men’s and women’s teams fell to Seton Hall this weekend, 141-86 and 134-107, at the Arthur E. Imperatote Natatorium in South Orange, N.J.

“We challenged them,” head coach Bethany Bower said. “We knew what to expect coming in and, overall, we left feeling good, knowing we had done the best we could.”

In the freestyle, the men and women were able to put up some of their strongest finishes of the day. For the men, sophomore Kevin Rieffel and senior Edmund Caufield were each able to pick up a second place finish, in the 1,000yd and 200yd events, respectively. Sophomore Jon Hayden also contributed, finishing third in both the 1,000yd and 500yd events.

On the women’s side, sophomore Katie Amaro was again the top swimmer for the Hoyas, finishing first in the 500yd freestyle and second in the 200yd. Senior Colleen Newman picked up another first place finish for Georgetown in the 1,000yd freestyle, while also tacking on a fifth place finish in the 500yd freestyle.

In the 200yd individual medley event, the men put up a good showing, with sophomore Nick Libertiny, junior Brendan Griffin, sophomore Heath Walden and junior Peter Nguyen all finishing together to pick up the third through sixth place slots.

The women also dominated the 200yd individual medley, finishing second, third and fourth in the event. Sophomore Corinne Rhodes finished in 2:15.80 for second, with freshman Mary Mason just over a second behind her at 2:16.87 and freshman Liz Nugent less than a second behind her with a finish of 2:17.14.

“This was one of the best times Corinne has ever swam,” Bowers said. “She’s one of the silent people on the team who contribute in so many ways.”

And again, the Hoya divers were the highlight of the afternoon, sweeping the top finishes in both the men and women’s events. Freshman Terry Huang won both the one- and three-meter men’s diving events, keeping him undefeated in the three-meter event in dual meets this fall.

Seniors Juliana Bonilla and Kathryn Harrison again split the women’s diving wins, with Bonilla on top in the one-meter and Harrison finishing first in the three-meter. Freshman Alison Wright also had strong dives for the Hoyas, placing fourth in the three-meter and fifth in the one-meter.

The other top finishers for the Hoyas were junior Kevin Walsh, who finished second in the 200yd backstroke and third in the 200yd butterfly, and freshman Laura Sytnyk who swam to a second place finish in the women’s 200yd butterfly. Rhodes, Mason and Nugent, who all placed in the individual medley, also all took home other strong finishes, with Rhodes taking second in the 200yd breaststroke, and Mason and Nugent finishing second and third respectively in the 200yd backstroke.

This Friday the Hoyas travel to Fredericksburg, Va., to take on ary Washington in their final dual meet of the fall. The meet begins at 5 p.m. at Goolrick Natatorium.

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