Williamstown, Mass.-- In a dual meet this afternoon at Samuelson-Muir Pool the Williams Women's Swimming and Diving team defeated the visiting Union College Dutchwomen 225-71.
The standout performer of the meet was undeniably Williams junior Caroline Wilson, who captured first in three events, the 200 yd freestyle (1:52.05), 200 yd breaststroke (2:24.12), and 400 yd IM (4:29.01). Wilson also swam a leg on the first place team in the 200 yd medley relay. For the Dutchwomen, Lexi Bascom placed first in the 100 yd backstroke (1:01.89), while also claiming second in the 200 yd backstroke. The 200 yd backstroke was won by Williams sophomore Stephanie Ngyuen (2:10.30).
First year Sarah Thompson had an impressive debut for the Ephs, placing first in both the 1000 yd freestyle (10:22.31) and 100 yd freestyle (53.28). She took second place in the 400 yd IM behind Wilson, a race which saw Williams also earn third and fourth place, which went to seniors Bonnie Patchen and Kathleen Morrison respectively. Juniors Kelsey Roggensack and Rebecca Maher finished behind Wilson in a Williams sweep of the 200 yd freestyle. In the 100 yd freestyle Union placed strongly behind the winner Thompson, with Priscilla Wright and Diana Fletcher taking second and third place.
While Bascom from Union was able to outpace the Williams backstrokers in the 100 yd backstroke, the Ephs rebounded by taking second through fourth place behind a strong showing by first year Tess Vorselen and juniors KC Ha and Jennifer Turner. Ha (1st), and Turner (4th) would combine once again in the 100 yd butterfly, as Williams took first through. The event was won by Ha in a time of 59.28 while sophomore Alyssa Levine and junior Kelsey Roggensack placed second and third. Another Williams first year would win the 100 yd breaststroke, with Molly Prindle (1:11.35) earning first place while Levine took second. Rachel Clegg from Union finished in third place in the race. Prindle came in second in the 200 yd backstroke behind Wilson, while Union's Rachel Clegg, Sonia Tiemann and Christine Murphy would take third through fifth place.
Williams senior Logan Todhunter (2:05.56) outclassed the field in the 200 yd butterfly, winning by a margin of over nine seconds over the second place finisher, classmate Bonnie Patchen. Annie Trojanowski of Union took third place, a further seven seconds back. In the 50 yd freestyle Union's Priscilla Wright broke up the chances for another Williams sweep by taking third in the event, won by Williams senior Carolyn Geller in a time of 24.53. Williams first year Catherine Treesh placed second.
Sophomore Julie Okorn and junior Rebecca Maher of Williams placed first and second in the 500 yd freestyle, with Okorn winning the event in a time of 5:19.82. Union's Anne Trojanowski would place third.
On the boards the talented Williams trio of sophomore McKenzie Murdoch, first year Michelle Higgens, and senior Hannah Wilson swept the diving events. Murdoch won the 1m event with a score of 262.20, and the 3m event with a score of 289.05.
The Ephs will now look forward to their next home meet when they host Division I foes Boston College and Fordham University on December 3rd. Union will next travel to the Liberty League Championship tournament at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on December 2nd and 3rd.