BETHLEHEM, Pa. – After a two week break from competition, the Lehigh women’s swimming and diving team will head to West Orange, NJ, to take on Seton Hall on Saturday at 12 pm
The Mountain Hawks are 2-1 this season after picking up wins against West Chester and Rider. Lehigh defeated the Golden Rams 138-103 on Oct. 20 and also pulled out a 211-78 victory over the Broncs on Oct. 21.
Seton Hall is 2-0 this season after defeating Rider 186-100 and beating Monmouth 189-83.
Mairin Ludwig earned Patriot League honorable mentions on Oct. 24 after Ludwig took home five first-place finishes in Lehigh’s two wins. Against West Chester, Ludwig won the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.97), the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.27) and helped lead the 200-medley team to victory (1:47.34). Ludwig won the 500-yard free (5:08.64) and the 1000-yard free against Rider (10:37.14)
First-year diver Kate Whitaker recorded the first win of her career in Lehigh’s wins. Whitaker won the one-meter dive against West Chester after scoring 229.73 points.
Fifth-year Sarah Hardy also was a bright spot as Hardy won all four events she competed in against the Broncs. Hardy won the 100-yard backstroke (59.70), the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.34), the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.18) and helped lead the 200-yard freestyle relay team to a victory.
Noel Fresa, Danielle Prekop and Julia Stevens also recorded multiple first-place finishes against West Chester and Rider.
Lehigh and Seton Hall last met last season. The Mountain Hawks were able to pull out a 122-119 victory against the Pirates.
Cailtin Deitch, Sarah Gill, Sarah Hardy and Danielle Prekop all tallied first-place finishes against Seton Hall last season.
Following Lehigh’s meet against Seton Hall, the Mountain Hawks will host Lafayette on Nov. 17.