Bulldogs grab first win against Leathernecks

MARKO TOMICH | Contributing Reporter DSC_0765

The Butler women’s swimming team received its first team win this season against the Western Illinois Leathernecks over the weekend.

The Bulldogs posted a final score of 148 points across 29 events. The meet  turned into a tango for two when Monmouth was unable to make the trip to the event.

Butler was able to receive a few more Big East qualifying times in their meet against Western Illinois. Freshman Audrey Gosnell won the 100 freestyle and junior Caitlin Weichelt was able to finish just four-tenths of s second behind Gosnell.

Butler looked in top form, taking the top three spots in both the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly. Sophomore Emma Green led the Bulldogs in the 200 IM with a time of 2:18.8.

Butler’s freshman Genevieve Pena was able to post her season-best time for the 1,000 freestyle finishing second with a time of 11:04.

The Bulldogs look to build off this as they compete in their first ever Big East Championship meet to cap their season.

Butler dropped its only two meets against conference foes this season to Providence and Xavier.

The Bulldogs will be out of the water until the Big East Championships in Sewell, N.J,. on Feb. 19.