Bison Denies Gophers First 2006-07 Victory

Bison Denies Gophers First 2006-07 Victory

Verin Produces Fastest Times in Three Individual Events

November 11, 2006 

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite taking first place in seven of the nine individual events, Goucher couldn't produce enough points to secure its first victory of the season today. Instead, the Gophers (0-6) lost to Gallaudet, 107-86.

Sasha Verin (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron) was a triple winner for the Gophers as he placed first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.93), 100 butterfly (:59.66) and 100 back (1:02.97). Mac McDonald (New Port Richey, FL/Avon Old Farms) produced the fastest times in the 1000 free (11:56.20) and 500 free (5:42.20), plus he was runner-up in the 50 free (:24.05).

Goucher's remaining two first-place performances came from Michael Polonchak (Harpers Ferry, WV/home school) in the 200 free and Derek Ford (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-DeWitt)in the 100 free. Polonchak completed his event in 2:04.12; Ford's winning time in the 100 free was :56.35.

The Gophers immediately found themselves trailing, 15-0, because they were unable to enter a foursome in the 200 medley relay. Still, they battled back to trail by only two points, 80-78, following McDonald's victory in the 500 free.