Spartans Sweep Notre Dame College on ‘Senior Night’

Spartans Sweep Notre Dame College on ‘Senior Night’

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams each picked up wins on Friday night, with the men earning a 144-63 win over Notre Dame College, and the women claiming a 145-58 victory in the Veale Natatorium.

Prior to the start of the meet, the Spartans recognized three graduating men's team members – Keith Erichsen, Vinicius Okada da Silva and Brody Schmidt – and the 10 graduating women's squad members – Sydney Anderson, Vera Bostwick, Renee Decker, Alli Drohosky, Kelsey Holmberg, Lauren Homack, Bhavya Kumaran, Suhan Mestha, Alexa Simoneau and Karine Zeidan.

The win raised the Spartan men's record to 7-2 on the season, while the women moved to 8-2 in dual meet action this season.

The Spartan men and women combined to win 22 of the 26 events on Friday, including 11 first-place finishes for the men, and 11 for the women.

Freshman Nicholas Schoenig led the Spartan men, as he won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.60. He also added a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.18. In addition, the men's 200-yard medley relay team of junior James Pierre, junior Eli Rose, junior A.J. Quinn and sophomore Will McDonald claimed the win with a time of 1:39.47.

Other individual wins by the Spartan men on Friday came from Quinn in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:15.27), McDonald in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.21), senior Brody Schmidt in the 100-yard individual medley (56.470, freshman Ryan Gilbert in the 100-yard freestyle (50.44), freshman Kelvin Tay in the 100-yard backstroke (54.25) and freshman Neil Wible in the 500-yard freestyle (4:55.96).

On the boards, sophomore Cassiel Yuzik swept the two diving events with scores of 232.45 in the one-meter dive and 218.45 in the three-meter dive.

The women also picked up a win in the 200-yard medley relay, with seniors Bhavya Kumaran, Alli Drohosky, Alexa Simoneau and Suhan Mestha finishing first in the event with a time of 1:51.93. Mestha also added wins in the 100-yard individual medley (54.15) and the 100-yard freestyle (54.15).

Other individual wins by the Spartan women on Friday came from freshman Sarah Krueger in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:50.97), senior Kelsey Holmberg in the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.78), senior Renee Decker in the 50-yard freestyle (25.43), junior Olivia Picchione in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.04), freshman Skye Fogle in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.37) and junior Sienna Picchione in the 500-yard freestyle (5:26.62).

Freshman Hailey Seibert came away with a sweep in the diving events, as she won the one-meter dive with a score of 185.05 and claimed the victory in the three-meter dive with a score of 208.90.

The Spartans will be back in action tomorrow, as they travel to Berea, Ohio to face the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets at 1:00 p.m in the BW Natatorium. This will be CWRU's final dual meet of the 2018-19 campaign.