Women’s victories keep on flowing

Jamie Augustinski

The women’s swimming and diving team remained undefeated after beating University of Connecticut on Saturday with a score of 165-135. The Wildcats improved to 3-0 as senior Jenny Somerville, freshman Sarah Czar and sophomore Brie Von Rosendahl all picked up multiple wins against the Huskies. Somerville captured first place in the 500- and the 1000-yard freestyle races, and Czar was victorious in the 200- and 100-yard freestyle swims.

Von Rosendahl also had a big day for the Wildcats, being a member of both the first place 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. She also won the 100-yard breaststroke to gain an individual win. Von Rosendahl was happy to be able to help the team pick up the victory.

“Helping the team to such a big win was great,” Von Rosendahl said. “Our team seems to step up at critical moments, and being one of the people to help get the ball rolling was great. We all like to help motivate each other in different ways, whether it be cheering or by example, and I like to do as much as I can for both the men’s and the women’s teams.”

Junior Tiffany Brown and senior Annie Kelley each earned individual firsts in the 200-yard backstroke and the 400-yard IM, respectively, to help the lady Wildcats. The men’s swimming and diving team also took on Connecticut on Saturday, but they were defeated by a score of 170-104. Leading the way for the men were AJ Mak, who won the 500-yard freestyle, and Jon Spindler, who took first place in the 100-yard butterfly. Ryan McKenna earned first place in the 400-yard IM, while Mike Hanne was the winner of the diving event. The 400-yard freestyle relay team also won first place in its event. The men will next travel to Bucknell on Saturday to compete in the Bucknell Sprint Invite.