JMU Defeats Navy in Women's Swimming & Diving
Oct. 14, 2011
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison recorded victories in 11 of the 16 events on its way to posting a 187-113 win over the Navy women's swimming and diving team Friday evening in Harrisonburg, Va. The Mids saw their record fall to 1-1 on the season with the loss, while the Dukes improved to 4-0 on the year with the win.
"Overall, we posted good times today, better than what we put up last week (in Navy's season-opening win over Loyola)," said Navy women's swimming head coach John Morrison. "James Madison just swam really well. They raced hard from the start and were able to beat us to the wall in a number of events. They have a big weekend ahead of them with facing us today and then both Virginia Tech and North Carolina State on Saturday, so they are definitely in strong form for both tomorrow and this early in the season."
Navy's five victories came from the trio of Kellie Darmody (Jr., Charlotte, N.C.), Laura Gorinski (Jr., Greensburg, Pa.) and Ange Sawick (Fr., Abingdon, Pa.). Darmody remained undefeated on the young season in the backstroke events as she posted winning times of 57.68 in the 100 back and 2:04.49 in the 200 back. She won the latter race by three seconds. Gorinski won both breaststroke races for the second week in a row. Her time of 1:04.87 in the 100 breast just barely bettered the second-place time of 1:04.97 recorded by James Madison's Sin Hye Won. Gorinski had a little easier time in the 200 breast as her time of 2:19.16 gave her the win by five seconds over Won. Meanwhile, Sawick recorded a time of 10:13.88 to win the 1000 freestyle race by seven seconds.
Among the victories recorded on the day by the Dukes were wins in a number of very close races. Cata Mendata won the 100 butterfly race by less than one-quarter of a second over Navy's Toni Paruso (Jr., Savannah, Ga.), Kelsey Holmgaard bettered Gorinski for the win in the 200 individual medley by two-tenths of a second, and JMU's 400 freestyle relay team won the meet-ending race over Navy by one-half of a second.
Navy will next be in action Friday, Oct. 21, when both Navy programs race at UMBC.