Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the Sept. 23 Watertown Invitational, the Skaneateles girls swim team made another road trip Wednesday night to Oswego and found some bright moments in a 100-80 defeat to the Buccaneers.
Most of the points for the Lakers came in the latter stages, the visitors not winning a race until the 100-yard freestyle, when Lily Buchholz, in 56.70 seconds, proved the only swimmer to break the one-minute mark.
Later, in the 100 backstroke, Buchholz finished in 1:04.42 and held off Oswego’s Sydney DeLapp (1:05.09) to prevail a second time. Ava Prochna followed with a 100 breaststroke where she edged the Bucs’ Madi Casper, 1:18.39 to Casper’s 1:18.44.
Gabriella Capozza earned 190.75 points on the diving board, with Kyra Cottrill third as she got 162.65 points, each of them trailing Oswego’s Laura Bornheimer, who won with 218.80 points.
In the 200 medley relay, Buchholz, Prochna, Capozza and Grace King finished in 2:05.22, just behind the Bucs’ 2:03.60. Alice Spaulding, Kyra Cottrill, Lexis Cottrill and Rory Comer swam the 200 freestyle relay in 2:01.73 as King, Spaulding, Buchholz and Capozza went 4:06.27 in the 400 freestyle relay.
Oswego got two wins from Mallory Upcraft, who won the 200 individual medley in 2:37.01 and the 500 freestyle in 5:59.07. Skaneateles returns home next Tuesday to take on Jamesville-DeWitt.