SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Gardner-Webb dropped both ends of a swimming twinbill on Saturday afternoon to UMBC, dropping a 134-120 decision on the women's side and a 142-110 men's decision.
UMBC 134, Gardner-Webb 120
"Our women lost the first few events, but they kept fighting. I'm very proud of them for scrapping and not giving up." – head coach Mike Simpson
Tessa Walsh, Kelsey Williams and Lili Toth each had wins for Gardner-Webb individually on Saturday.
Walsh too first in the 200 fly (2:06.33) and the 100 fly (57.56). Williams won the 50 free swim in 24.50 and Toth posted a time of 52.75 to win the 100 free.
Morgan Vanderschaaf took third in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:36.09 and finished third with a time of 5:11.57 in the 500 free.
UMBC 142, Gardner-Webb 110
"I thought we would bounce back better from yesterday's come from behind win. We need to work on a lot of little things through the next few weeks."
Senior standout Connor Bos led the team on Saturday, winning the 100 back (50:35) and finishing third in the 50 free (21:31).
The 400 relay team took first with a time of 3:08.64, with Bos, Mason Hutchinson, Hal McKay and Andrew Linzie swimming to first place in that event.
McKay also finished second in the 100 free individually with a time of 47.65 seconds.
Both Gardner-Webb teams will be back in action on Saturday, November 5 at Queens (N.C.) in Charlotte. The action is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 am.