By BRIAN JENNINGS
The girls swimming and diving team (4-0) keeps rolling on, protecting their perfect season on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill (1-4) at the Southington YMCA’s newly, designed pool facility.
The Lady Knights began the meet with a first-place finish (2:09.28) from their 200 medley relay team of Ally Schroeder, Jessica Piotrowski, Bethany Greenlaw, and Hannah Olsen.
Piotrowski and Olsen returned to help Julia Mularczyk and Olivia Fournier take first (1:53.96) in the 200 freestyle relay. Fournier and Schroeder returned to help Kerry Buchanan and Evelyn Holbrook, and take first (4:12.09) in the 400 freestyle relay.
Schroeder was also a double winner on the day in the 200 individual medley (2:34.38) and 100 backstroke (1:10.20), as well as Fournier in the 50 freestyle (25.95) and 100 freestyle (55.94). Sam Sagnella won the 100 fly (1:08.00), Buchanan won the 500 freestyle (5:57.93), and Greenlaw won the 100 breaststroke (1:21.12).
The Knights are currently sit atop the White Division of the South Region, and Southington coach Evan Tuttle said that they have a great deal of confidence right now.
“We are 4-0, and it’s really been four commanding victories,” said Tuttle. “What we want to stay away from and what I tell the girls after every meet and practice is to enjoy the win, but not to get complacent. Pick one thing after each meet and practice that you want to improve on. I’ll tell you and we work on it every single day. Once that’s fixed, we pick something else. When we get into our conference, we will run into much stiffer competition and meets will come down to the last relay.”
The Knights will have a week off from competition, but get back into the pool when they host Conard (1-1) on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
“That will be our first true test and conference meet,” said Tuttle. “Every year, that meet has been a battle. We took them to the last relay last year and they edged us. We’re going to come into that meet pretty fired up because the girls know, especially those who are upperclassmen, that Conard has been a great meet for us, since I’ve been coaching here. We’re about to step into the heart of our schedule now.”
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