CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Mammoths captured 10 events wins and impressed from start to finish as the No. 10 Amherst College women's swimming & diving team upset No. 8 MIT, 171.5-128.5 in a thriller at Zesiger Pool Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Amherst improves to 6-1 in dual meet action on the year. Amherst returns to the pool to take on Springfield tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. The meet marks their final tune up before the NESCAC Championships and Senior Day.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Opening the meet with a victory, the quartet of Stephanie Moriarty '18, Katie Smith '19, Geralyn Lam '18 and Ingrid Shu '20 edged out the Engineers in the 200 yard medley relay with a 1:47.33 mark.
- Livia Domenig '19 and Jayne Vogelzang '19 finished back-to-back in the 1000 yard free to earn second and third with times of 10:35.65 and 10:43.44, respectively.
- Taking gold in the 200 yard free, Natalie Rumpelt '20 added nine points to the board with a 1:53.95 mark, while Sarah McDonald '20 finished third in the event (1:56.13).
- The Mammoths swept the top-two spots in the 100 yard backstroke, with Moriarty placing first overall (58.15 seconds) and Bridgitte Kwong '19 earning second (59.88 seconds).
- Nina Fitzgerald '21 paced Amherst in the 100 yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:06.96 to finish third.
- With a time of 2:07.00 Lam placed second in the 200 yard butterfly, while Isabella Weiner '20 logged third (2:12.33).
- Shu's mark of 24.58 seconds in the 50 yard free earned her second overall, while Rumpelt added a victory in the 100 yard free with a time of 52.85 seconds.
- Leading the pack in the 1-meter diving event, Lindsey Ruderman '21 earned gold with 290.54 points before totaling 280.28 points in the 3-meter dive to place second.
- In the 200 yard backstroke, Kwong and Moriarty topped the competition with Kwong logging a 2:04.94 mark to take first and Moriarty swimming to a 2:05.14 mark to place second overall.
- Fitzgerald was the lone Mammoth in the top-three in the 200 yard breaststroke, finishing third with a time of 2:28.94.
- Domenig (5:09.42) and Vogelzang (5:15.89) teamed up to place first and third in the 500 yard freestyle, respectively, while Lam (57.26 seconds) and Sarah Wang (58.82 seconds) did the same in the 100 yard fly.
- With the Mammoths holding a 158.5-124.5 lead heading into the final two events, Kwong and McDonald helped solidify the victory, as Kwong secured the top-spot in the 200 yard IM (2:09.08) and McDonald earned second (2:11.12) to add 13 points to the board for Amherst.
- The 400 yard free relay quartets of Lam, Rumpelt, Domenig, and Moriarty and Smith, Dorit Song '19, Shu, and Zoe Pappas '19 finished the meet strong to cap off the win for Amherst, taking gold (3:32.00) and bronze (3:42.14), respectively.