WEST BEND — Watertown’s girls swim team lost to West Bend West 117-53 in a Wisconsin Little Ten Conference meet Thursday.
The Goslings lone event win on the night came in the 200 freestyle relay, where the team of Morgan Haumschild, Jessica Thayer, Noelle Else and Theresa Woodward won in a meter pool time of 2 minutes, 9.95 seconds.
Woodward added a pair of second place finishes in the 200 individual medley and the 400 freestyle.
“Theresa went against the Engstrom sisters,” Watertown girls swim coach Mark Kruse said. “Annika Engstrom is a beast. She won the 200 IM in 2:42.19 and Theresa took second in 2:51.98.
“Then Theresa went against her sister Kylie in the 400 freestyle and Engstrom won that in 4:38.02. I told Theresa to go with her see what you can do. She went with her for about 150, then she just couldn’t keep up with her any more. She took second in 5:00.71.
“She could have done better time wise if she had swam her own race at her own pace, but I told her to go chase her and see what you can do. She learned how long she can hang with a girl that swims really fast.
“Kylie does 5:11 in the 500 free. We’ll see what Theresa can do on Saturday with that.”
Kruse highlighted two other good swims.
Thayer took second in the 100 butterfly in 1:26.95. Haumschild took second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:36.84. The winner touched out in 1:36.43, while the third place swimmer finish in 1:37 flat.
“That was a gutsy swim to stay with those girls,” Kruse said. “She dropped four seconds off her lifetime best in meters. Great swim.”
Watertown (2-1 in conference) host an invitational on Saturday at noon against Hartford, Waukesha West, Shawano, Delavan-Darien and Greenfield.
“That should be fun,” Kruse said. “That’s always a well run meet. We’ve got our timing system top notch. Kudos to Kris Duffy for keeping that thing going.”