Shorewomen Drop Opener to Diplomats, 179-83

Shorewomen Drop Opener to Diplomats, 179-83

Williamson Wins 100 Backstroke

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Host Franklin & Marshall College won 13 of 14 events en route to a 179-83 Centennial Conference dual-meet win over visiting Washington College in the women's swimming season opener for both schools this afternoon.

The Shorewomen's lone first-place finish came in the 100 backstroke where freshman Joelle Williamson (Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor) turned in a first-place time of 1:01.57, making her Washington's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She added a second-place finish of 2:18.04 in the 200 backstroke.

Three other Washington freshmen turned in individual second-place finishes in their collegiate debuts. Freshman Katie Gorman (Whippany, N.J./Whippany Park) was second in the 50 freestyle in 26.31 and in the 100 freestyle in 56.69. Freshman Jennifer Clune (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) added a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.83, while freshman Tricia Liller (Alexandria, Va./Annandale) placed second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:37.44. 

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 5:00 p.m. non-conference meet at Salisbury.