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Massena swimmers hand SLC first loss; Potsdam swims past Salmon River


BRASHER FALLS - The Massena Central varsity girls swim team set the stage for a mid-season matchup of NAC unbeatens after gaining a 64-30 interdivisional decision on the road over previously undefeated St. Lawrence Central on Tuesday.

With the win, the nautical Lady Raiders improved to 5-0 and will now put their three-year win streak on the line this Friday at home against Canton Central, which pulled away to a 119-54 win at home over Franklin Academy in another interdivisional meet held Tuesday evening.

Friday’s meet is slated to begin with a modified meet at 4:30 p.m. followed by the varsity showdown.

Against the Lady Larries, Massena scored win in all but two events. Olivia Douglas emerged as the leading scorer for the Lady Raiders after posting back-to-back wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly with respective times of 28.48 seconds and 1:15.86. Also gaining solo firsts for Massena were; Emily Hurlbut in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:17.65, Baylee Carroll in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:02.81, Emma O’Connell in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:19.49, and Molli Richards in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:24.35.

The Lady Raiders gained a sweep of the three relay races as well. Douglas combined with Allison Dix, Laura Hartman and Savannah Hays to claim the 200 medley relay in 2:09.86. The quartet of Hurlbut, Hays, Kalie Pets and Danielle Fleury led the 200 freestyle relay in 2:02.58. Hurlbut, Has and Carroll closed out the meet by teaming up with Jocelyn Bogdan to capture the 400 freestyle relay in 4:21.32.

For SLC (5-1), Cheyenne Padgett accounted for the two wins after pacing both the 200IM in 2:46.22 and the 100 backstroke in 1:11.35.

In the other two NAC interdivisional meets held Tuesday, Potsdam outscored Salmon River 123-39 and OFA beat Gouverneur 111-54.

Potsdam 123, Salmon River 39: In their final home meet of the season at the Clarkson University pool, the Lady Sandstoners placed first in all but one event for their second win of the season.

Seven different swimmers posted individual firsts; Kelsey Sixberry in the 200 freestyle (2:54.84), Shanielle Chambers in the 200IM (3:15.33), Emma Kroll in the 50 freestyle (33.0), Molly Tishberg in the 100 butterfly (1:38.71), Gina LoMastro in the 100 freestyle (1:19.28), Makayla Ormsby in the 100 backstroke (1:41.17) and Kaylee Peck in the 100 breaststroke (1:48.43).

Chambers, LoMastro and Frascatore teamed up with Alexis Peterson to win the 200 medley relay in 2:45.05. The quartet of Kroll, Chambers, Frascatore and Kathleen Blanchard paced the 200 freestyle relay in :17.69. Chambers, LoMastro, Frascatore and Kroll combined to take the 400 freestyle relay in 5:15.12.

Keira Brill accounted for the lone Salmon River win by leading the 400 freestyle in 6:16.87 after having placed second in the 200 freestyle.

Potsdam (2-4) is slated to swim at OFA on Thursday.

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