Skaneateles swimmers beaten by J-D, CBA

Close races mark defeats to long-time OHSL powers

Fresh off its big Sept. 20 victory over Auburn, the Skaneateles girls swim team had to turn right around and face two of Section III’s most established powers in a short span.

This began with last Tuesday’s trip to Jamesville-DeWitt, where the Lakers got plenty of strong individual efforts, but could not keep up with the Red Rams’ depth in a 100-82 defeat.

Leah King, who finished second in the 50 freestyle in 28.36 seconds, rebounded for a victory in the 100 butterfly, her time of 1:07.14 beating J-D’s Erin Lumia by more than nine seconds.

Much of the meet, though, involved the Lakers earning runner-up finishes, including Haley Buchholz taking second place in both the 200 individual medley (2:36.22) and 100 backstroke where she finished in 1:12.57, less than a second behind J-D’s Hayley Schultz (1:11.70).

Megan Molnar was second in diving with 165.5 points as J-D star Taylor Cook had 201.25 points. Rachel Teixeria swam the 500 freestyle in 5:49 flat in another runner-up effort as Mary Teixeria took second in the 100 breaststroke.

In a tight 200 freestyle relay, Leah King, Rachel Teixeria, Kaleigh Nicholson and Maddie Bohrer finished in 1:55.74, inches behind J-D (1:55.07), with Buchholz joining Teixeria, Leah King and Halle King to finish second (4:09.50) in the 400 freestyle relay. Alden Coyne won twice for J-D, taking the 200 IM (2:27.77) and also winning the 500 freestyle (5:43.38).

Back home at the Community Center pool on Thursday night, Skaneateles took on Christian Brothers Academy, and again had to take a defeat, falling to the Brothers 93-82.

Putting things away, CBA won the first nine races before Buchholz, in a time of 1:09.91, took first place in the 100 backstroke. Mary Teixeria followed with a 100 breaststroke title (1:30.43) as Leah King, Halle King and Rachel Teixeria joined Buccholz for a time of 4:05.92 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Annie Fletcher led CBA, edging Rachel Teixeria, 2:06.03 to 2:07.21, in the 200 freestyle and later winning the 500 freestyle (5:36.88).

Julia Torell took the 200 IM (2:29.75) and 100 butterfly, where her time of 1:05.71 held off Leah King (1:06.22). In a close 100 freestyle, Halle King finished in 1:01.87, but CBA’s Mary Frances Ierlan prevailed in 1:01.59.

Skaneateles now heads on the road for a pair of meets, going to Mexico next Tuesday and to the Rochester area to face Marcus Whitman on Friday.

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