Megan Zmijewski of AVCS
AUSABLE — The AuSable Valley Patriots varsity girls swimming team picked up their first win of the season with a 118-50 advantage over the Moriah Vikings during the Patriots homecoming week Sept. 29.
“Everyone was swimming great today,” Patriots head coach Andy Johnson said. “It was a good win during homecoming week and it was nice to see the girls having fun while competing.”
The Patriots swept the relay events and won in all but two of the individual swims.
Emily McCormick scored a win in the 200 freestyle, with Emily Wood finishing second and Nia Perkins of Moriah finishing third.
Alexis Facteau scored the next win for the Patriots in the 200 medley, followed to the touch line by Moriah’s Brooke Dever and the Patriot’s Tonie Cross.
Sidney Murphy was the fastest for the Patriots in the sprint event, the 50 freestyle, while Raychel Agoney finished second and Perkins earning her second third place finish for Moriah.
The first Moriah victory came in the 100 butterfly, when Simmard hit the touch line less than one-half second ahead of AuSable Valley’s Alexis Provost. Wood finished in third for the Patriots.
In the 100 freestyle, Leann Cook was the winner, followed by Moriah’s Ashley Shores and AuSable’s Teesha Coolidge.
In the distance event, the 500 freestyle, Sidney Murphy scored the win, while Moriah finished in the next two podium spots thanks to strong swims from Simard and Celena Madill.
Dever scored the second win for the Vikings in the 100 backstroke, followed by Annie Helfgott of AuSable and Moriah teammate Shores in third.
In the final individual event, the 100 breaststroke, The Patriots took the top two spots with Provost and Cross, while Wendy Virmala finished third.
Meanwhile, outside of the pool, the Lady Patriots soccer team jumped out to a 3-0 lead heading into the second half.
However, the Patriots and the Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars did not play much more, as weather led to the calling of the game around the 50th minute, giving the Patriots the 3-0 win.
Jessica Baker scored the opening goal for the Patriots in the 15th minute, when a cross from Megan Colby, who was credited with the assist, hit off a Cougar defender and onto the foot of Baker, who was able to get the ball into the net.
Cammey Keyser scored the second goal of the game unassisted in the 26th minute, while Colby netted the final goal of the half with three seconds remaining in the 40th on a crossing assist from Bryce Allen.
Taylor Saltus made three saves for the Patriots, while Celine Bouvier made seven saves for the Cougars.
Indians sweep Hornets, Eagles
The Peru varsity boys and girls cross country teams scored wins over both the Plattsburgh High Hornets and Beekmantown Indians Sept. 29.
The Indians scored wins of 21-36 over Beekmantown and 24-31 over PHS in the boys meet, while the Hornets scored a 24-33 win over the Eagles.
Dan Lennon (14:22) crossed the line first for the Indians, while the Hornet’s Jeriqho Gadway finished second (15:07) and Jared McLean of Peru finished third (15:15).
Charles Simpson's finished fifth for the Eagles (15:48).
In the girls meet, the Indians beat Plattsburgh, 19-40, and Beekmantown, 17-46. The Hornets beat the Eagles, 22-35
Ashley Leta of the Indians was the top finisher (17:37) followed by PHS‘s Emma Deshaies (17:55), Cheyanne Dobozy of Peru (18:07), Indian Meghan Mazola (18:22) and Beekmantown‘s Maile Sapp (18:24).