Swimmers, tennis and volleyball players had a good start to the week for the Oswego High School athletic program.
Record Setting Performance
The Lady Bucs swim team had an outstanding meet with Mexico to start their dual meet schedule. Oswego scored a 102-77 victory over the visiting Tigers as the Bucs won 11 of 12 events.
The night was capped off with a pool record breaking performance as the 400 freestyle relay team shattered a 15-year old record.
The relay foursome of sophomores Mariah Metcalf and Brooke Morrisseau, junior Brenna Riley, and freshman Caitlin Gorton finished in 3:50.74, nearly two seconds under the previous record.
This is the second record that has fallen to these four girls this season as they took down the school record in the 200 medley relay last weekend at the Hilton Invite.
Morrisseau teamed up with sophomore Elaina Rando and seniors Carrie Gilbert and Elizabeth Baker to win the 200 medley relay in 2:02.13 at the opening of the meet. Gorton took to the water in the next event, the 200 freestyle, and went a personal best time by more than five seconds (2:00.61). Rando also swam the event, qualifying for sectionals with her impressive time of 2:18.45. Sophomore Ayla Busch posted a time of 2:26.39, a drop of two seconds since this past weekend. Morrisseau placed first in the next event, the 200 I.M.. Her time of 2:20.11 is her fastest this season. Juniors Mayra Lopez (2:38.28) and Angie Rookey (2:44.65) also posted excellent times in the event.
Following the diving event, Senior Elizabeth Baker swam an inseason best in the 100 fly (1:10.82), as did eighth grader Katie Volkomer (1:21.55). Next, Gorton posted yet another best time, this time in the 100 free (56.03). Lopez took first in the 500 free following Gorton’s 100. Ayla Busch wasn’t far behind, coming in at 6:34.25, a best time by four seconds.
Gilbert, Riley, Gorton, and Metcalf took another first place in the 200 free relay (1:46.42) next. Then Morrisseau (1:06.55) and Riley (1:07.56) took first and second in the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Clare Donovan swam an outstanding backstroke as well, touching the wall in 1:12.70. The breaststrokers helped to put the finishing touches on the meet, putting up the top three times in event. Rando won it in 1:17.18, senior Colleen Fraser touched in 1:20.68, and Angie Rookey touched in 1:20.07.
The Lady Bucs went on to win the final event, the 400 freestyle relay
Coach Josh Lerch said, “This was an excellent start to what will surely be one of our finest seasons ever come November.”
The Oswego varsity tennis team traveled to Henninger High School on Monday to play Syracuse East. The Lady Bucs won 4-3, after playing into sunset.
All four of the Bucs doubles teams came out strong and provided the winning points for the team. First doubles Meredith Chesare and Kelly Skinner defeated Syracuse 6-1, 6-2. Second doubles Rana Al-Salameh and Krysta Broeker won 6-3, 6-2. Third singles Sam Davis and Allison Moshier won 6-1, 6-4 and Fourth doubles Kennedy Singletary and Emilee Anderson defeated Syracuse 6-1, 6-2.
The singles teams struggled to take home wins for the Bucs. First singles Sydney Knight was defeated 7-5, 6-0. Second singles Katie Knopp was defeated in three sets 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Third singles Molly Malone lost to Syracuse 6-3, 6-0.
The Bucs head to Corcoran to play Syracuse West on Thursday.
Boys Volleyball Wins
The Oswego varsity boys’ volleyball team opened its regular season this week against Fayetteville-Manlius.
Oswego came away with a 3-1 victory winning the first game 25-17, but then falling 25-21. In the final two games the Bucs won 25-23 and 25-17.
Junior Zach Gillard collected two aces, 27 kills and two assists along with four blocks and a dig. Junior Josh Carney had 42 assists to go along with two aces, three kills, five blocks and a dig.
Also contributing were Logan Krass (seven kills, one assist and five blocks), Trevor Bradshaw (five kills, on assist and two digs), Pat Dillon and ace and kill, Mike Edwards (two aces, two kills, three assist, a block and dig), Drazen Schrecengost (three kills, two blocks and d dig) and Emmett O’Brien (a kill and two digs)