The William and Mary women's swim team fell in a tough match Friday night against Richmond, 141-116. The Tribe is now 1-2 on the year, while the Spiders improved to 2-1 overall.
200 Medley Relay
The Tribe got things started with a 2-3 finish in the 200 medley relay. The silver-winning team included Noelle Klockner (Marlboro, N.J.), Liz Collins (Alexandria, Va.), Jessie Ustajanauskas (West Hartford, Conn.), and Sara Shaner (Clarendon Hills, Ill.), and touched the wall in 1:48.95. The team of Liz Glenn (Greenwood Village, Colo.), Emily Bart (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Courtney Mizerak (Manassas, Va.), and Jen Bentley (Jamestown, N.Y.) combined to time 1:50.39, earning the third-place finish.
In the 1000 free, senior Caylyn Tate (Sterling, Va.) picked up another silver for the team, finishing second in 10:24.39. Freshman Elena Marsilii (Falls Church, Va.) added a team point in fifth, touching the wall in 10:37.32.
Jen Bentley was second overall in the 200 free, swimming a season-best 1:55.16 in the process. Devin Henry (Roanoke, Va.) was fifth in 1:58.19.
In the 100 back, Liz Glenn earned an individual silver to go with her relay medal, swimming 58.85 for the place. The freshman Noelle Klockner was right behind her in 59.38 for third, and Katie Thomas (Virginia Beach, Va.) added another point with her 1:01.32 fifth-place finish.
Emily Bart swam 1:08.63 in the 100 breast to finish in third place, just ahead of freshman Lindsey Winston (Henrico, Va.). Winston was fourth overall in 1:08.68, and Liz Collins took fifth with a time of 1:09.38.
Freshman Jessie Ustjanauskas also recorded the best time of the season so far for W&M, earning her's in the 200 fly. She stopped the clock in 2:08.38 for third place, ahead of classmates Rachel Cortright (Ridgewood, N.J.), fourth in 2:11.28, and Jenny Lomicka (Henrico, Va.), fifth with a time of 2:13.42.
Sophomore Megan Howard (McLean, Va.) finished second in the 50 free with a time of 24.28, coming into the wall just inches ahead of Sara Shaner, who was third in 24.51.
After the first intermission, Shaner and Howard reversed their finishes in the 100 free, with the junior touching in 53.12 seconds for second and the sophomore taking third in 53.42. Sophomore Greta Schneider (Moorestown, N.J.) was fifth in the race, with a time of 54.25 seconds.
W&M was able to notch one in the win column in the 200 back, after Liz Glenn swam a season-best 2:03.58 for the victory. Katie Thomas was third in 2:10.20, and Noelle Klockner took fourth in 2:10.65.
Emily Bart also recorded the season's-best time in the 200 breast, finishing second overall in 2:25.34. Liz Collins was fourth in 2:30.28, and Jenny Lomicka rounded out the scoring in fifth after a swim of 2:31.45.
Senior Caylyn Tate recorded her second second-place finish of the night in the 500 free, finishing in 5:08.70 to earn a spot on the podium. Jen Bentley was right behind her in 5:11.31, taking third in the event.
Megan Howard's second silver of the evening came in the 100 fly, where the sophomore stopped the clock in 58.62 seconds. Jessie Ustjanauskas was fourth overall, with a time of 59.39.
After the second break, freshman Lindsey Winston came back into the water with a victory in the 200 IM. She completed her circuit of the pool in 2:09.51, the best time of the year for any W&M swimmers in the event. Devin Henry was second in 2:12.03, and Emily Bart was third in 2:13.88.
400 Free Relay
The Tribe's final victory of the night came in the 400 free relay, thanks to the stellar swimming of Megan Howard, Sara Shaner, Greta Schneider, and Jen Bentley. The foursome finished the relay in a season-fast 3:31.24 for the win. W&M also took second in the event, as the team of Jessie Ustjanauskas, Noelle Klockner, Amanda Weidner (Evanston, Ill.), and Rebecca Spicher (Chesapeake, Va.) combined to time 3:36.66.
William and Mary returns to action next weekend, heading up to Delaware to take part in the CAA Pod Meet on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. In addition to the host Blue Hens, the Tribe will take on UNCW and James Madison.