Ephs Sweep Boston College & Fordham for First Time Since 2009 Season

Ephs Sweep Boston College & Fordham for First Time Since 2009 Season
 WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Williams Women's Swim and Dive pulled out a 152-148 victory over Division I Fordham in a hotly contested meet that came down to the final race. Williams also defeated Boston College 202-98.

The Ephs held a narrow lead over Fordham heading into the 400 freestyle relay, needing a 3rd place finish to tie the meet and 2nd or 1st place to win. The relay became a three-team race between two Fordham squads and the Williams unit of freshmen Michaela Kearney, Catherine Treesh, Sarah Thompson, and senior Carolyn Geller. Williams held on to finish second in 3:34.61, .56 seconds ahead of third place. "A great way to end the meet," said Coach Steve Kuster.

Thompson and Geller played important roles to Williams' sweep of all five individual freestyle events. Thompson won the 1000 freestyle (5:01.86), and 500 freestyle (10:15.69) before narrowly edging senior Logan Todhunter in the 100 free (52.75). Geller won the 50 freestyle in 24.47 and junior Caroline Wilson cruised to victory in the 200 freestyle (1:50.58).

Wilson's most dominant performance came in the 200 breaststroke, where she finished in 2:22.45, 3 seconds ahead of second place and 9 seconds ahead of third. Her most dramatic performance, though, came in the 200 IM, where she came back in the in last 50 yards to win with a time of 2:04.79.

Todhunter was a two-event winner. First she won the 200 butterfly in 2:00.91, ahead of fourth place junior KC Ha. Then she took the 100 butterfly in 55.28, followed by Ha in third place and junior Kelsey Roggensack in fifth.

Fordham's Libby Dorger and Brittney Salas finished first and third in both diving events, sandwiching Williams sophomore McKenzie Murdoch.

Sophomore Stephanie Nguyen and freshman Molly Prindle performed admirably for the Ephs. Nguyen took fourth in the 200 backstroke and then second in the 100 back, 7 seconds behind Fordham's impressive Brienne Ryan. Prindle placed third in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breaststroke.

The Ephs will host Conn College at 1pm on December 10th, their last meet until they face Amherst on January 7th.