By Dalton Ray
The number fourteen Louisville women’s swimming and diving team won 10 of 16 events to beat long-time rival number 24 Notre Dame 171-129 Saturday afternoon at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. Proving to be a well needed and very impressive outing for the ladies in this mid-season top 25-showdown.
Junior Tanja Kylliainen won the 200-free, the 200-fly and was a part of the winning 400-free relay. Sophomore Kelsi Worrell won the 50-free, the 100-fly and led off the winning 400-free relay. Freshman Abigail Houck won the 1000-free and the 500-free to sweep the distance events. Senior Krissie Brandenburg won the 100-back was a part of both winning relays. Fellow senior Breann McDowell won the 100-free along with both relays.
In the 200-medley relay, the foursome of Brandenberg 25.87, Andrea Cottrell 29.06, Worell 23.59, and McDowell 22.81, combined to give Louisville the win at 1:41.32. Notre Dame A-relay was second in 1:42.66. The Louisville B team of Mackenize Buss, Lucy Kramer, Brittany Robinson, and Andrea Kneppers gave the Cards two of the top three finishes with a time of 1:44.79.
In the 1000-free Abby Chin and Carley Munchel followed Houck in second and third place. Buss placed second behind Brandenburg in the 100-back stroke with a time of 55.61. The foursome of Worrell 49.35, Brandenburg 51.24, Kylliainen 51.58, and McDowell 50.95, gave Louisville the win in the 400-free relay, the final event of the meet.