Oswego Girls Swim Best Times Versus Liverpool

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The Oswego Lady Bucs hosted Liverpool Thursday in a quick meet for both teams as the Bucs lost 104-81.

Oswego took early control of the meet after finishing first and third in the 200 yard medley relay.  Then senior Mo Donovan, junior Iveliz Lopez, and eight grader Chrissy Abare finished a strong second, third, and fourth in the 200 yard freestyle.  Oswego led Liverpool by eight points, but two events later the meet was all tied up going into diving.  Although junior Laura O’Brien was excellent as usual on the board, Liverpool’s three divers to Oswego’s one was easily enough to push their team into a lead that they would not relinquish for the remainder of the meet.

Seniors Katie Metcalf and Emily Fountain, juniors Sarah Miller and Lindsay Johnson, sophomores Haley Annal, Shaughnessey Darrow, and Michaela Auer, freshman Michaela Kearns and Kaylie Allen, and eighth grader Chrissy Abare all contributed to the Oswego relays with the fastest times that they’ve gone this season.

Seniors Emily Fountain and Katie Metcalf also had excellent individual swims.  Emily went a personal best time in the 50 yard freestyle (28.10) just narrowly missing Sectional’s and Katie a season best of 58.94 in the 100 yard freestyle.  Juniors Sarah Miller, Iveliz Lopez, and Lindsay Johnson were excellent individually as well.  Sarah went a season best time in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:21.67) and a lifetime best in the 200 yard individual medley (2:43.40).  Iveliz swam an inseason best time of 59.98 in the 100 yard freestyle, and Lindsay just missed the Sectional cut time in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:13.76.  Sophomores Meredith Moshier, Haley Annal, and Michaela Auer also contributed.  Meredith swam a lifetime best time in the 200 yard individual medley (2:43.98).  Haley Annal swim a lifetime best time in the 100 yard butterfly (1:08.77), and Michaela swam a season best time in the 50 yard freestyle (26.51).  Eighth grader Chrissy Abare finished the meet strong with a best time in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:29.23).

Coach Josh Lerch said, “This was a great meet.  We were just missing a piece or two that would have made it a very close meet.  I looked at our meet last year with Liverpool and it was not as pretty.  A lot of the younger girls on the team have made some great strides since then, while the veterans are continuing to do what they need to in order to keep our team successful.”