Girls Swimming Cruises Past Deerfield; Team Sweeps Two Events to Key Win

Scoring a spectacular success in its first away meet of the season, the Girls Varsity Swim team dominated its opponent, more than doubling Deerfield’s score in the 128-58 win. This was the first time many of the swimmers had to compete in a different pool. However, the girls weren’t fazed, coming out hard and fast to earn first place in all swimming events except the 100 Backstroke as well as sweeping two events. Crushing Deerfield in the 200 Medley Relay, Andover went one-two with Erika Roddy ’07, Salena Casha ’09, Captain Katie Faulkner ’06, and Emily Brenner ’06 coming in first with a time of 1:57.45 . Continuing the rampage in the 200 Free, Captain Faulkner quickly pulled ahead of the pack closely followed by Carly Villareal ’07. In the 200 IM, Sisi Ruan ’07 sped to first with the time of 2:19.25 and Glancy finished hard with a solid second place, both swimmers far ahead of the competition. Diving took longer than expected, but finished nicely as Rachel Reinauer ’07 took second place. Ruan claimed another gold, placing first in the 100 Fly while Glancy was barely touched out by 0.06 seconds in third place. The girls swept the 100 Free, going one-two-three with Roddy slamming into the wall at 55.08. Next, in the 500 Free, Captain Faulkner once again dominated the competition, winning with a 5:26.58. In the 200 Free Relay, Andover easily blasted past all competition, with the first place relay of Ruan, Casha, Brenner, and Roddy finishing in 1:42.98. The streak of first place finishes was broken in the 100 Backstroke. Feeney went out hard for her second place time of 1:07.89. Retaliating furiously, Andover swept the next event, 100 Breast. Casha ripped through the water in first with a time of 1:11.72, followed by Kidron in second and Tina Kit ’09 in third. Finally, Andover finished well in the 400 Free Relay, getting first and third. Although tired from the long day, the girls still casually threw out their best efforts. Brenner, Villareal, Captain Faulkner, and Ruan raced past Deerfield with their first place time of 3:52.14 and Feeney, Glancy, Scognamiglio, and Moroney splashed into the wall in third. Andover looks to continue its road success on Saturday at Hopkins.