The Baldwinsville girls swim team earned a handful of victories during last Tuesday’s meet against Oswego, but couldn’t overcome the superior depth of the Buccaneers in taking a 90-71 defeat.
It was close in the 200-yard freestyle, where the Bees’ Clare Burke prevailed in two minutes, 13.69 seconds, holding off Oswego’s Mallory Upcraft (2:14.03) by 0.34 seconds. Kali Sacco’s win in the 200 individual medley was more comfortable as, in 2:32.83, she topped the Bucs’ Zeida Olson (2:36.84) by more than four seconds.
Burke would return to get first place in the 500 freestyle in 6:02.79, while Emily Spaulding got first-place points in the 100 backstroke in 1:17.59 and Grace Skapura did the same in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:22.43.
For Oswego, Sydney DeLapp won the 100 butterfly in 1:06.44, with Laura Bonheimer earning 238.00 points in diving and Maddie LeRoy going 29.11 seconds to prevail in the 50 freestyle.
Back home on Thursday night, B’ville took on Mexico, and lost, 47-40, to the Tigers, who were led by Carolyn Zedack’s pair of titles as Zedack swam the 200 freestyle in 2:09.11 and added a victory in the 500 freestyle in 5:39.59.
B’ville nearly won the 200 freestyle relay as Baker, Spaulding, Skapura and Burke finished in 1:58.30, but Mexico, in 1:58.28, held on by two-hundredths of a second. Baker had finished second in the 50 freestyle (29.63 seconds) and 100 freestyle (1:02.39) as Skapura got second place in the 100 butterfly in 1;12.09.
Sacco made it to second place in the 200 IM in 2:33.19 behind the Tigers’ Jessie Faulkner (2:27.71), helping Baker, Spaulding and Sakura as they swam the 200 medley relay in 2:13.44. Skapura put together a time of 1:21.49 in the 100 breaststroke as Spaulding went 1:16.99 in the 100 backstroke.