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Jan, 2019

SV Takes Two From Bethel Park

The SV Raiders Swim and Dive Team won both meets at Bethel Park on January 10th. The SV Girls continued their undefeated streak, besting Bethel Park Girls 95-75. The SV Boys dominated the Bethel Park Boys as well, 100-47. SV swimmers and divers secured another 11 individual WPIAL cuts, bringing the team total to 29 WPIAL-qualifying swimmers with 71 cuts! They’re well on their way to Coach Blackwell’s 100-cut goal for the season. Final scores:

SV Girls: 95 – Bethel Park Girls: 75

SV Boys: 100 - Bethel Park Boys: 47

SV Boys hold a 5-1 season record to date while the SV Girls remain undefeated in AAA at 6-0. The Raiders next take on conference rival Pine Richland at home on Monday, January 14th, quickly followed by another home meet against conference rival Mars on Thursday, January 17th.


SV Girls took 1st, 3rd, and 4th place, contributing 11 points. First place went to MacKenzie Clark, slicing thru the water with her entries, and second place for Maddie Montalbano, keeping her tucks and pikes tight, both with WPIAL qualifying scores. Fourth place for Ashley Felitsky, a first year diver, spinning her somersaults so fast! The boys took 1st, 2nd, and 4th, contributing 12 points to the SV Raiders win. First place for Trevor with a WPIAL qualifying score. Matthew, another first year diver, took 2nd (even though he had a failed dive), and 4th for Sam, also a first year diver, skyrocketing his dives and performing a brand new difficult dive.


SV Girls had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay to start off the meet. Then Emma Kreber, Emily Kavanaugh, Maya Dietz, and Dilini Ranaweera took 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th place in the 200 Freestyle, While Bella Stefanowicz, Abby Perry, Taylor Schoeffel, and Sydney Sweger took 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in the 200 Individual Medley, with Bella and Abby both earning WPIAL cuts. Julia Listwak and Ria Dietz hit the wall within one hundredth of a second of each other to claim 2nd and 3rd place in the 50 Freestyle, with support from Sarah Stevens and Cara Della Toffalo. Dilini Ranaweera, Carly Brunello, Annabel Morrisard, and Delaney Molinero seized 1st through 4th place in the 100 Butterfly, followed by strong swims in the 100 Freestyle by Taylor Schoeffel, Cara Della Toffalo, Edie Sawyer, and Maya Dietz. SV girls dominated the 500 freestyle, with Kendall Craig earning her WPIAL cut and fast times by Emma Kreber, Katie Clark, and Kristen Bedell.

The top three SV girls 200 Freestyle Relay teams all thundered into the wall within a second of each other, taking 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in the fastest of the meet’s three relays. In the final individual events of the night, Abby Perry, Emily Tekelenburg, Delaney Molinero, and Emily Kavanaugh made quick work of the 100 Backstroke, while Kendall Craig nabbed her second WPIAL cut of the night in the 100 Breaststroke, with supportive swims from Annabel Morrisard, Sarah Stevens, and Alyvia Meanor. The SV Raider Girls easily won the final event, taking 1st and 2nd place in the 400 freestyle relay and closing the book on Bethel Park.


SV Boys took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the lead-off 200 Medley Relay, with the team of Jonny Simoes, Owen Blazer, Max Bredl, and Zach Donaldson turning in a blazingly fast 1st place finish. Then Danny Simoes and Renhan Xu took 1st and 2nd in the 200 Freestyle with WPIAL-qualifying times, with backup from Max Skeen and Owen Tekelenburg. Max Bredl and Kevin Donaldson added to their cache of WPIAL cuts with their first and second place finishes in the 200 IM, with a 4th place finish by Matt Stevens. Then Owen Blazer, Zach Lozowski, Brian Whitney, and Connor Anderson took 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the 50 Freestyle. Jonny Simoes, Max Skeen, and Garrett Rogos took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in the 100 Butterfly, and Renhan Xu, Matt Stevens, and Sam Skeen made a strong showing in the 100 Freestyle. Zach Lozowski got his WPIAL cut in the 500 Freestyle, with Owen Tekelenburg and Pace Zec providing backup. The SV Boys 200 Freestyle Relay Teams took 1st and 2nd place, capturing 12 of the available 14 points in that race. In the final individual events of the night, Kevin Donaldson and Daniel Simoes roared into the wall within .07 of each other to take 1st and 2nd in the 100 Backstroke and earn their WPIAL cuts. Then Max Bredl, Jonny Simoes, Garrett Rogos, and Pace Zec brought it home with their 100 Breaststroke swims. The SV Boys 400 Freestyle Relay Team of Max Skeen-Connor Anderson-Garrett Rogos-Kevin Donaldson claimed first place to finish out the meet with an exciting finish.

Great job, Raiders!

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