Weekly Feature

2017-10-11 / Sports

Sacred Heart defeats Nardin, remains unbeaten in league

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter

Sacred Heart’s girls swim team, last year’s Monsignor Martin Association regular-season and All-Catholic champion, has not missed a beat in the 2017 season.

As of press time, the Sharks have defeated all of their league opponents, most notably a 64-30 win over Nardin Oct. 3 at Buffalo State College’s Kissinger Pool.

It is the third consecutive year Sacred Heart has beaten Nardin in the regular season, said Sharks coach Anna Rubino.

The Sharks won every event against Nardin except the 400 free relay.

Emma McCorry (50 free, 26.13 seconds; 100 free, 57.36); Abigail Halsdorfer (200 free, 1:57.85; 500 free, 5:24.71); and Claire Mastrandrea (200 IM, 2:21.70; 100 breast, 1:02.77) were double winners.

Lily Dimmig (100 fly, 59.98, state cut time) and Savannah Revelas (1:13.20) also won individual events, and the Sharks swept all three relays.

Lillia Rubino took second in the 50 and 100 free.

Coach Rubino also liked the performance of freshman Julia Falfaro in the 200 free against Nardin but said she is capable of competing in any event.

Coach Rubino said the team carried the energy from a fantastic meet with Lancaster, a 35-28 loss Sept. 29, into the Nardin meet. Mount St. Mary’s also competed in the tri-meet.

Sacred Heart and Lancaster were tied at 28-28 going into the final event of the night, the 400 free relay. Mastrandrea hit a state cut time in the 100 fly, winning the event in 59.51.

Other Sacred Heart swimmers who are close to hitting state cut times are Halsdorfer in the 200 and 500 free, and Dimming and Mastrandrea in the 100 back.

Coach Rubino also noted the contributions of Revelas and Molly Schoemick in the breaststroke.

Sacred Heart also set four pool records at City Honors in the team’s tri-meet win Sept. 22 over City Honors and Depew.

Pool records set were Halsdorfer in the 500 free (5:24.07); ; Dimmig in the 100 back (1:02.76); Schoemick in the 100 breast (1:15.06); and the 200 medley relay of Dimmig, Schoemick, Halsdorfer and Lillia Rubino (1:57.64).

Coach Rubino said a big key for the team’s success has been its depth which has allowed the team to record first and second places.

Sacred Heart swam Mount St. Mary Tuesday at Buffalo State College but information about the meet was unavailable before The Bee went to press. They travel to Springville for a non-league meet Thursday.

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