Herd Swimming and Diving Defeats EMU, 159-141, to Capture First MAC Win
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University's women's swimming and diving team captured their first Mid-American Conference win today by defeating Eastern Michigan University, 159-141, in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium.
Milla Kuurto (Lohja, Finland) led the Herd by finishing first in four events: the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.50), the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.95), the 400-yard IM (4:33.58, new MU record), and the 200-yard medley relay (1:50.43, new MU record).
Emily Edmonson (Chattanooga, Tenn.) added three first place finishes each in the 100-yard freestyle (55.15), the 100-yard butterfly (59.98), and the 200-yard medley relay (1:50.43, new MU record), and Erika Nilsson (Hanige, Sweden) recorded first place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:11.20) and the 1000-yard freestyle (10:28.81).
"We attacked from the first event to the end," said Marshall Head Coach Leonard Kraus, "Eastern tried to come back several times, but each time they tried we just kept attacking. Everyone swam well today."
Casey Mulholland (Stone Mountain, Ga.) finished first in the 3-meter diving with a score of 253.87.
For the Eagles Michelle Zambri notched first place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.51), the 200-yard backstoke (2:08.67), and the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:55.87).
This marks the first MAC win for Marshall since the team was formed last season.
"We wanted our first MAC win this season," said Kraus, "we just didn't expect it this early in the season."
The Herd will be back in action on Friday, November 7 when they play host to Buffalo. Start time is set for 4:00 p.m. in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium.