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Cape swimming splashes a loss on Milford

December 19, 2017

The Cape girls’ swim team swam to 3-1 with a 113-55 win over Milford Dec. 14 at the Milford Boys & Girls Club. The Vikings placed first in all event matches but one.

The 200 medley relay team of Madelyn McGreevy, Gianna Vayda, and Aya and Amaya Daisey kicked off the meet with a 2:05.04 win. Aya Daisey continued with a 2:14.46 win in the 200 freestyle.

McGreevy placed first in the 200 individual medley with a 2:34.93. Amaya Daisey followed with a 28.21 victory in the 50 freestyle. 

Vayda took top honors in the 100 butterfly with a 1:16.30, while the 100 free was won by Aya Daisey with a 1:00.96. Lindsey Reynolds won the 500 free with a 6:42.55. The 200 free relay team of McGreevy, Erin Morrissey, Daisey and Daisey won a 1:52.18 race. The 100 backstroke was taken by McGreevy with a 1:09.72, while the 100 breaststroke was taken by Vayda with a 1:21.39.

“The team swam really well today,” said Cape coach Bill Geppert. “We tried to switch things up a bit because a few swimmers were ill, and it worked out for us. Gianna [Vayda] did great even though she has had a shoulder injury, Madelyn [McGreevy] and the Daisey sisters [Aya and Amaya] all had great races.”

The Vikings boys moved to 2-2 on the season with a 104-65 team victory.

The Vikings were led by Ryan Bixler’s 2:00.03 win in the 200 free. Thomas Weeks followed with a 2:17.57 victory in the 200 individual medley. Josh Toback took the top finish in the 100 butterfly with a 1:00.96. Mike Cerchio took the 500 free with a 6:42.41, while the 200 free relay team of Josh Toback, Bixler, JP Heid and Dylan Kaplan won with a 1:39.22. Josh Toback finished first in the 100 backstroke with a 1:02.44, and the 400 free relay of Weeks, Austin Mendes, Kaplan and Heid finished first with a 4:00.92.

Milford’s Ben Sobota, whose grandfather Al Campo was a former science teacher at Cape, won the 50 and 100 freestyle for the Bucs.

“Josh [Toback], Thomas [Weeks] and Bix [Ryan Bixler] have been swimming really hard for us,” said Geppert.

The Cape coach was quick to praise the Vikings’ opponents.

“Milford has a pretty decent team,” he said. “They are going to do well this season.”

Cape will take on Seaford at the Sussex Family YMCA Tuesday, Dec. 19.