Swimming Warriors beat Nottingham

Liverpool's girls swim team continued its fine regular-season run, going to 4-1 on the season last Wednesday night as it beat the Nottingham Bulldogs 95-85.

Renee Stromski earned a pair of individual titles. She was first in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:35.33, and went on to win the 100 freestyle in 1:01.69 as Kelly Cole (1:03.25) took second place.

Becky Evangelista sped through the 50 freestyle in 25.55 seconds and was second in the 100 breaststroke. Madison Hall, second in the 50 free (27.48 seconds), claimed the 500 freestyle in 6:08.67, edging out Madison Sestak (6:08.78) in another 1-2 Liverpool finish.

Colleen McCarthy was second in the 200 freestyle (2:15.02), inches behind Nottingham's Elisa Knapp (2:14.86), while Jessica Hebblethwaite was second in the 100 butterfly (1:13.90) and Ashley Zemotel got second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.28.

Cole, Sestak, Evangelista and Maggie Kreitsek prevailed in the 200 medley relay in 2:07.60, with Stromski, Sestak, McCarthy and Kim Burdo going through the 200 freestyle relay in 1:55.37.

Cicero-North Syracuse swam against West Genesee Friday night at LeMoyne College and took a 99-85 loss to the undefeated Wildcats.

Even with this, the Northstars found some success, especially in the sprints. Jenna Ruffrage won the 50 freestyle in 27.09 seconds, while Nicole Blidy tore to victory in the 100 freestyle in 58.07 seconds. Stacie DeCarr was impressive on the diving board, earning 234.75 points.

Later in the meet, Kayla Massena gave CNS a victory in the 100 backstroke (1:11.77) as the team of Blidy, Jenna Ruffrage, Breanna Ruffrage and Emily Altier swam the 400 freestyle relay in 4:04.58. Kim Pedrotti led WG with wins in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.

CNS is back in the pool Thursday, at Baldwinsville, while Liverpool waits until Friday before making a trip to New Hartford.

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