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IAC GIRLS SWIMMING: WAVERLY FALLS AT SOUTHERN CAYUGA, 49-45 (2021-04-13)

Valley Sports Report
POPLAR RIDGE, N.Y. — Waverly jumped out to a big lead early, but Southern Cayuga rallied for a 49-45 win here Tuesday afternoon in IAC girls swimming & diving action.

The Lady Wolverines won the first three events, finishing 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM to take a 21-5 lead, but the Lady Chiefs rallied, eventually tying the meet with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

The meet remained tied through the next two events, and Southern Cayuga won the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay to clinch the victory.

Juniors Willow Sharpsteen and Lourden Benjamin were triple-winners to lead Waverly, and junior Delaney Vascoe was a double-winner.

Sharpsteen won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of  2:25.87, and Mara Callear finished second in 2:30.81. Sharpsteen also won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:13.24, and Elizabeth Robinson was third in 1:36.12.

Benjamin won the 200-yard IM in a time of  2:37.06, and Robinson was second in 3:08.73 She also won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of  1:10.94

Benjamin, Vascoe, Sharpsteen, and Sophia Desisti teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of  2:12.56.

Vascoe won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of  1:24.33.

DeSisti finished second in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.9 seconds, and Callear was second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of  6:39.88.

Vascoe finished third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:06.12.

Waverly closes out the 2021 season Saturday at the IAC Championships at Watkins Glen.

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