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Girls swimming Warriors hold off Auburn

Warriors also impress at RIT meet with season-best times

Liverpool’s girls swim team might be young and relatively untested (13 new girls on the roster), but it is full of talent, and it knows when to get the important work done in a league meet.

When the Warriors visited Auburn last Wednesday night, it won each of the first seven races, gaining important points as it held on for an 83-82 victory over the Maroons.

As a starting point, Liverpool’s 200 medley relay team of Olivia Corlett, Sydnie Sovinsky, Claire Donovan and Nicole Abbott gained first place in 2:03.76.

Sovinsky was far from done, moving from there to the 200 individual medly, where she prevailed in 2:28.50, and the 100 butterfly, where she again took first place in 1:06.32.

Madeline Murphy wasn’t quiet, either, going from a victory in the shortest race, the 50 freestyle (25.49 seconds), to a win in the longest race, the 500 freestyle, which Murphy covered in 5:41.66.

Corlett waited until the 100 backstroke to find individual glory as she took first place in 1:08.06, while Madison Hall swam the 100 freestyle in 59.83 seconds and Julia Telesca, in 2:10.73, beat the field in the 200 freestyle.

Liverpool’s fine week did not end there. At Saturday’s RIT Invitational in Rochester, the Warriors, who faced a key CNY Counties League meet against Oswego on Tuesday night, posted several impressive individual and relay efforts.

Murphy posted her best times of the season in two events, covering the 50 freestyle in 24.50 seconds and 100 freestyle in 54.61 seconds. Sovinsky set a new personal mark in the 100 butterfly, improving to 1:01.59, and Corlett had her quickest 100 backstroke of the season, finishing in 1:05.19.

As for the Warriors’ relay teams, Murphy, Sovinsky, Corlett and Abbott broke two minutes in the 200 medley relay and finished in 1:58.83. Later in the meet, Sovinsky and Murphy, joined by Hall and Julia Telesca, improved their 200 freestyle relay time to 1:44.89.

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