School Roundup: English swimming grabs another win

Caroline Zuffante and the Bulldogs are 3-1 this season. (Item Photo by Katie Morrison)

The English swim team earned its third win of the season with a 90-85 victory over Swampscott.

First place finishers for the Bulldogs included the 200 medley relay team of Mary Lawlor, Devin Curley, Peter Phelan and Caroline Zuffante with a time of 2:07.51, Zuffante in the 200 freestyle (2:22.02), Shane Carino in the 50 freestyle (29.01), Hannah Trahant in the diving, the 200 free relay group of Carino, Trahant, Cole Story and Dax Billingsley (2:00.71), Lawlor in the 100 backstroke (1:10.00) and the 400 free relay team of Zuffante, Lawlor, Trahant and Phelan (4:24.76).

Second place winners included Phelan in the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly, Story in the 50 free, Curley in the 100 free and the 100 breaststroke and Zuffante in the 500 free.

English is back in the pool next Tuesday at Medford.

“It’s a great start to the season,” English coach Lisa Trahant said. “We’ve had a lot of swimmers step up and we have a lot of depth. We’ve had a lot of second and third place finishers that have helped us. We’ve had a lot of close meets and it’s been an exciting season. It’s been a team effort.”

Beverly 122, Classical 59

At Lynn Tech’s pool, the Rams struggled to keep up with a talented Panthers team and dropped their third meet of the season. The lone first-place finisher for the Rams was team captain Sarah Sirois, who took the top spot in the diving event with 280.75 points. Jacob Lang placed second in the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Carly Mendonca placed second in the 50 freestyle, qualifying for states, and second in the 100 butterfly.

“We had moments where we saw a lot of improvements,” Classical coach Denise Silva said. “Beverly was just a more powerful team this evening.”

The Rams fall to 0-3 on the season and  will jump back in the pool next Tuesday at Malden as they search for their first win.

Marblehead 96, Somerville 65

The Magicians improved to 3-0 with the win. The medley relay team of Carter Murray, Alicia Linsky, Brian Coleman and Emily Swearingen took first place with a time of 2:01.85. Other first-place Marblehead winners included Wager in the 200 free (2:02.26), Meaghan Hathaway in the 200 IM (2:12.46), Coleman in the 100 butterfly (56.22) and Mae Caldwell in the 500 free (6:01.24). The 200 freestyle relay team of Caldwell, Swearinger, Julia Cerrutti and Catarina Corralla took first place. The 400 freestyle relay team of Hathaway, Caldwell, Corralla and Wager also earned first place (3:58.08).

The Magicians will now gear up for a tough slate of meets, beginning on Thursday when they battle against Malden.

“We have our really tough meets coming in,” Magicians coach Susan Guertin said. “We’re supposed to have Malden on Thursday, depending on the weather. We have Beverly next week and Danvers soon. We have some strong meets coming up. We have to keep everybody healthy and that’ll help.”


Northeast 32, Tech 18

In a tough loss on the road at Northeast, Ariana Anaya led the Tigers with five points. Michayla Lawrence added four points.

Hamilton-Wenham 39, Lynnfield 23

Cecily Szady scored nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Generals. Maddy Rivers added 10 points and dished five assists.

The Generals are now 3-3 on the season and are back in action on Friday at Georgetown.


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