BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater Eagles swim team dropped their first meet of the season on Saturday afternoon to the defending ODAC Champions, Washington and Lee, by a 148-101 margin in the home finale in Nininger Pool.
Washington and Lee was victorious in 13 of the 14 events on the day with the Generals shifting to exhibition action midway through the meet.
Bridgewater opened the meet with back-to-back third-place finishes in the 200 yard medley relay and the 800 yard freestyle race. The Eagles' relay touched the pad in a time of 2:25.21, before Michelle Caron finished in a time of 10:16.60 in the 800 yard race.
Sophomore Carrie Crowther paced the Eagles in the 100 yard backstroke, with a time of 1:18.26 before junior Jeni Zeiler took home the runner-up spot in the 100 yard breaststroke, touching the pad in a time of 1:24.99.
Freshman Shannon Myers paced Bridgewater in the 200 yard butterfly with a fourth-place finish. Myers touched in a time of 2:48.34.
Fellow freshman AnnaLee Gallagher finished third in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 29.44 seconds, before coming back with a runner-up finish in the next event, the 100 yard freestyle. Gallagher touched in a time of 1:04.84 in the 100 yard event.
Myers finished in third place in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:44.38.
Zeiler set a new school mark in the next event, besting her previous school record in the 200 yard breaststroke. The Lutherville, Md. native touched in a time of 3:06.49 to finish in the runner-up post in the event.
Caron followed up Zeiler's record-setting performance with a second-place finish in the 400 yard freestyle. The sophomore touched in a time of 5:11.01.
Crowther was the unofficial winner of the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 1:19.71, before Gallagher wrapped up the individual portion of the meet with an unofficial victory in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:45.12.
Bridgewater wrapped up the meet in a big way by winning the 200 yard freestyle relay in a time of 2:00.33, earning the victory by two-hundredths of a second.
The Eagles are back in action on January 21 when they wrap up the dual meet season with a trip to the College of Notre Dame. Action is set for a 12:00 noon start.