AMHERST, Mass. – No. 17 Amherst women's swimming and diving were halted in their first dual meet in the New Year, falling to No. 10 rival Williams, 201.5-98.5, at Pratt Pool on Saturday afternoon.
Dropping their first loss on the season, the Mammoths move to 4-1 overall and will set their sights on Connecticut College when they travel to New London, Conn. on Saturday, Jan. 25th for a 1:00 PM bout. Williams improves to 3-0 on the season and will also face the Camels in their next outing, hosting them on Jan. 18th at 1:00 PM.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Grace Tarantola '23, Nina Fitzgerald '21, Ingrid Shu '20, and Natalie Rumpelt '20 swam a pool record time of 1:45.68, but were overshadowed by the winning Williams squad who place 0.54 seconds faster with a time of 1:45.14B.
- After placing second in the 200 freestyle (Rumpelt, 1:53.64) and the 100 backstroke (Tarantola, 59.20), Fitzgerald landed the first win on the day for the Mammoths, taking the top spot in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.97.
- Shu landed in the third spot in the 50 freestyle before the Ephs stood in first and second at the conclusion of the 1-meter diving. Lindsey Ruderman finished in third, less than 10 points back from second, with a score of 239.40.
- Rumpelt slid into second place in the 100 freestyle (53.13) before Fitzgerald secured the second win on the day following an NCAA B cut time of 2:20.40.
- After Williams swam first place finishes in the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly, Ruderman stepped up and clinched the top spot on the 3-meter board with a score of 249.90.
- Rounding out the day, Liz Tran '23 touched the wall in 2:11.06 to claim third place in the 200 IM before the 400 freestyle relay team of Jessica Gordon '23, Tarantola, Shu, and Rumpelt finished in second with a time of 3:35.67.