SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s swimming opened its 2018-19 season on Saturday, as many Redhawks put forward encouraging efforts against Northern Colorado in a 179-65 setback at the Redhawk Center.

“I’m happy with our effort today,” said Coach Craig Nisgor, beginning his eighth season at SU. “We’ve been grinding all preseason. Our attitudes were really good and everyone came together as a team and supported each other. That’s going to help us a lot this season.”

Junior Maddie Rapp took second in the 200 butterfly Saturday.

Emma McGill, a freshman, took second in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:11.20 time, just ahead of junior Darian Himes, who placed third with a 1:11.92 swim.

Freshman Sarah Carr finished with runner-up honors in the 100 freestyle (54.73) and later grabbed third in the 200 IM (2:16.66). Bryn Lasher, a sophomore, touched second in the 100 butterfly with a 1:00.21 effort.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Jennifer Wong, Lasher, Jayna Van Stone, and Allison Plamondon posted a second-place finish with 1:44.30 time.

SU will host Pacific Lutheran on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Redhawk Center.