Steady improvement continues to be a solid mantra for the Skaneateles girls swim team as it navigates through tough competition every week.
When Christian Brothers Academy visited the Community Center pool Wednesday night, the Lakers won plenty of individual races, yet could not quite match the points of the Brothers in a 93-88 defeat.
Lily Buchholz and Grace King each won two races to help the Skaneateles effort. Buchholz got going with a top time of two minutes, 5.02 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle, moving on to edge CBA’s Kaitlyn Bushnell, 56.98 seconds to 57.23, in the 100 freestyle.
As for King, she pulled away in the 200 individual medley, her time of 2:36.73 nearly 10 seconds ahead of the field, while also needing 5:54.63 to pull away and win the 500 freestyle.
In between these efforts, CBA piled up points through first, second and third-place finishes in most of the events, led by Darien Tompkins, who won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.38 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.74.
Gabriella Capozza earned 215.20 points in diving, a close second to the Brothers’ Sam Lanzafame (216.75 points), while Alice Spaulding was second in the 100 butterfly and Rory Comer second in the 100 backstroke as Ava Prochna swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.52.
Comer, Buchholz, Spaulding and Kyra Cottrill were second in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:55.72 behind the Brothers’ 1:54.18.
Skaneateles will head west on Route 20 to face Auburn next Wednesday night.