Girls swimming Lakers battle for season-opening win over C-NS – Eagle News Online
ONONDAGA COUNTY – As school started, the girls’ swim teams at Skaneateles and West Geneseeboth against tough opposition.
And the Lakers succeeded, taking on Cicero-North Syracuse last Thursday night and, by winning the final run of the night, were able to defeat the Northsars 94-91.
Winner of two individual events, Alice Spaulding went in 55.76 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle, then finished first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.12, edging out Elizabeth Springer in 1:16.78. Sophia Soprano beat Leah Benedict of C-NS (2:18.08) in 2:16.48 in the 200 freestyle.
At the start, Spaulding, Arianna Matthews, Elizabeth Springer and Olivia Springer paired up to take over the 200-yard medley in 2:00.28 to edge the Northstars in 2:01.50, with Matthews in 2:26.29 in the 200 individual medley and Elizabeth Springer winning the 50 freestyle in 25.76 seconds.
With the outcome still in doubt heading into the 400m freestyle relay, Skaneateles, trailing 87-84, paired Soprano with Kyla Palmer, Caitlin Comer and Elizabeth Springer, and they won in 4:09.40, well clear of C-NS. 4:16.95.
In West Genesee’s case, that meant hosting New Hartford last Thursday night, a game where the Wildcats struggled to trail the Spartans in a 96-81 loss.
Lily Mauro won on the diving board with 238.20 points. Mikenna Komuda finished second with 184.10 points.
Allison Putnam was second in two races, clocking 2:13.21 in the 200 freestyle and 59.11 seconds in the 100 freestyle, just behind New Hartford’s Rhianna Lynch (58.78) in the 100. Maddie Owczarzak finished second in the 50 freestyle in 27.42 seconds.