Schenectady, NY. -- Women's Swimming and Diving decisively beat Union College today in their season opener, winning every event except for one. The Ephs would go non-scoring in the final two events as they cruised to the 195-95 victory.
The women were lead by the talented duo of junior Logan Todhunter and sophomore Caroline Wilson, both three time individual NCAA champions last season. Todhunter would win the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly for the Ephs, while Wilson won the 200 Breaststroke and the 1000 freestyle. The Ephs also received a strong contribution from senior Erin Altenburger, who took first place in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke, by impressive margins of 9 and nearly 3 seconds respectively. Williams also won both the 400 medley and the 200 freestyle relays.
The team received strong contribution from veterans and new swimmers alike, with first year Stephanie Ngyuen, making her collegiate debut, leading a Williams sweep of the 200 backstroke, with teammates KC Ha and Carolyn Geller taking second and third. First year McKenzie Murdoch also had an impact, leading the Williams divers in a sweep on the 1m springboard along with senior Taylor Stevens and fellow first year Meghan Rowe. Murdoch would also take first on the 3m springboard, with Stevens coming in second.
Overall the Ephs have a lot to be proud of in the manner of their victory. The hard work that the team has put in to get into shape this season definitely paid off as their opponents were hard pressed to keep up in the pool. The team will look to only improve as the season goes on, and next face a hard test in a tri-meet with division one foes Boston College and Fordham University on December 4th at BC.