Women’s Swim & Dive Gets Back in Win Column, Downs Conn. College 181-107

Women’s Swim & Dive Gets Back in Win Column, Downs Conn. College 181-107

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Using 10 event wins on the afternoon, No. 17 Amherst women's swimming and diving downed Connecticut College, 181-107, to secure their fifth win on the season on Saturday afternoon at Lott Natatorium.

With the win, Amherst improves to 5-1 while the Mammoths hand the Camels their third consecutive loss, pushing Conn. College to an even 3-3 overall.

In their next outing, the Purple & White are set to battle No. 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Feb. 1st at 1:00 p.m. before they have a quick turnaround with senior day on Feb. 2nd during their meet with Springfield College.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Finishing over a second faster than the Camels, Grace Tarantola '23, Nina Fitzgerald '21, Ingrid Shu '20, and Natalie Rumpelt '20 swam for a time of 1:49.53 to take the top-spot in the 200 medley relay.
  • Winning their second consecutive event, Julia Ruggiero '21 led the Mammoths in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:59.19.
  • Fitzgerald notched her first individual win on the day when she touched the wall with a time of 1:06.62 in the 100 breaststroke before Sophie Kubik '23 clinched first in the 200 butterfly (2:12.92).
  • Lindsey Ruderman '21, Hannah Colaizzo '23, and Hannah Karlin '22 led the way on the 1-meter board, while Ruderman placed first with a score of 336.60.
  • Tallying her second win on the day, Fitzgerald swam just under five seconds faster than the rest of the field for a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.77).
  • Rumpelt swam consistent times in each lap to post a 5:11.09 mark in the 500 freestyle, adding another win for the Mammoths.
  • In event 25, Daniela Gonzalez Pinero (58.86) and Marie Fagan '22 (59.73) secured first and second, respectively, before Sarah McDonald '20 capped off the wins for Amherst in the swimming events with a 2:13.53 time in the 200 IM.
  • Following up her performance from the 1-meter board, Ruderman continued her momentum on the 3-meter board with a first-place score of 244.57.