Liverpool swimmers beat CNS, 101-85

Twice, the Liverpool boys swim team was set to open its season at home in high-profile meets against big-time opponents.

Each time, though, snow kept the action from starting, so contests against Fayetteville-Manlius on Dec. 8 and Auburn on Dec. 15 got pushed into 2011.

However, the Warriors did get to swim on Wednesday against local rival Cicero-North Syracuse at the LeMoyne College pool the Northstars call home - and Liverpool won by a score of 101-85.

Even with a late lead, the Warriors did not wrap up the meet until the 400 freestyle relay, when Phil MacLeod, Carl Tsang, Drew Nann and Nick Hens posted a top time of 4:01.47.

Back at the start, it was MacLeod joining Brandon Frush, Jake Burns and Cory Spado as Liverpool sped through the 200 medley relay in 1:49.83. Spado would also claim the 100 backstroke in 1:01.14 as Burns earned first place in the 200 individual medley in 2:23.87.

Alex Perfitt broke the one-minute mark in the 100 butterfly, winning in 59.46 seconds after Drew Henry took the 50 freestyle in 24.73 seconds. Shane Donovan contributed a victory in the 500 freestyle in 5:22.65.

CNS countered with Billy Werksman accumulating 234.70 points in diving, while Tom McAndrew won the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.54. Ricky Blackburn earned first in the 200 freestyle (2:08.68) as Ben Mozo needed 55.62 seconds to win the 100 freestyle.

The Northstars also beat the Warriors in the 200 freestyle relay, employing Blackburn, Mozo, Tyler Smith and Danny Angarano to post a top time of 1:40.07.

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