CHESTNUT HILL, MA—Williams women's swimming and diving fell to Boston College this afternoon on the Eagles turf (176-124), bringing their record to 2-1. The women put up a valiant effort against a DI team coming off their winter taper meet, but in the end came up just short.
Despite the loss, the Eph women put up a formidable effort throughout, and pulled off a number of individual event wins. In the first individual event of the competition, Gwenyth Maloy '21 claimed first with a time of 10:33.89. The freestyle momentum continued in the 200-yd race, in which Laura Westphal '21 took the lead at 1:52.86. Westphal also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.86, followed closely by Emma Waddell '18, who touched at 53.06 for second.
Although the women were most successful in the freestyle events, they put up a fight in the stroke events as well. One of the most notable swims came from Caroline White '20 , who won the 100-yd breaststroke with a time of 1:06.06.
The afternoon concluded with the 400-yd freestyle relay, in which the Williams 'A' team of Delaney Smith '18, Gwyneth Maloy '21, Laura Westphal '21, and Emma Waddell '18 closed with a win and a time of 3:33.22.
Although the results may not have been what the women would have hoped for, the team has much to be proud of. Throughout the competition, the group continued posting impressive in season times with just as much energy and grace as can be expected of the Ephs. The team looks to bounce back at their Tri-meet against Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Wesleyan University at Wesleyan next Saturday, beginning at 1-pm EST.