Girls Swimming Beats Loomis for First Time in Three Years at Home

The Girls Varsity Swim team kept its undefeated streak alive by beating perennial powerhouse Loomis Chaffee for the first time in three years, 105-81. Andover started the first home meet of the season strong, easily winning the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Theresa Faller ’11, Salena Casha ’09, Julia Torabi ’12 and Peyton Morss ’10 finished with a time of 1:54.99, more than a second ahead of the second-place Loomis relay team. Andover also took third and fifth place in the same event. Molly Levene ’12, Captain Annie Glancy ’09 and Elizabeth Carrolo ’11 swam the 200 Freestyle following the relay, with Levene placing second overall in 2.05.48. After the 200 Freestyle, Andover racked up the points in the 200 Individual Medley, with Casha coming in second in 2.12.62, Azaret ’12 placing third with a time of 2.23.25, and Faller ’11 following closely behind in fourth with a time of 2.24.69. Morss finished close behind a Loomis swimmer in the 50-yard Freestyle to finish second in 26.07. Lexi Moroney ’11 and Juliana Reider ’10 placed fourth and fifth with times of 26.67 and 27.28, respectively. In the next event, the 100 Butterfly, Glancy won by a landslide, beating out the Loomis swimmer, who came in second, behind by four seconds with a time of 1.01.69. In a nail biter, Morss swam an excellent 100 Freestyle against her Loomis opponent. Unfortunately, Morss was narrowly beat out by her competitor and finished second with a time of 56.75. Allie Hall ’10, swam an amazing race and won the 500 Freestyle by 20 seconds, finishing with a time of 5.17.33. Levene also swam a fantastic race and placed second behind Hall. Andover placed first, fourth, and fifth in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The winning team consisted of Emily Timm ’11, Reider, Moroney ’11, and Morss. Throughout the race, the Loomis squad was hot on Andover’s tail, but Andover out-touched the opposition by .13 of a second to win in 1.44.60. Faller ’11 raced both Kerry Lanzo ’11 and her sister Veronica Faller ’09 in the 100 Backstroke. Faller ’11 finished first in 1:04.06. Casha, Zimmerling, and MacRae swam the 100 Breaststroke in the last individual event of the day. Casha placed first with a time of 1.08.49, beating out the second placeholder by over two seconds. Even though the 400 Freestyle Relay was the final event of the day, it was by far the most exciting race. Andover knew it would be close and both the A relays from Loomis and Andover stayed even throughout each leg. Glancy, Faller ’11, Casha, and Moroney ’11 led the team to a close second place finish with a time of 3.50.78. The team ended the day with a solid victory, beating Loomis by 24 points.