Submitted by Kevin Rosepapa
The Berkeley Buccaneers kicked off the 2016 season on a very positive note despite a driving rain storm. The Lady Bucs defeated Shorecrest 180-132 the swimmers were led by individual event winners were Nicole Stambo Diving, Sydney Corey in the 100 Fly, Arielle Bader in the 500 Free and Megan Maquire in the 100 Breast. The Lady Bucs also won the 200 Free relay that was made up of Sabrina Vergara, Alexa Fannon, Arielle Bader and Kerry Horan. Great job by all the girls tonight well done.
The boys also dominated Shorecrest with a 216-93 victory. The boys won every event on the evening. The team was led by double event winners Nathan Stovern 50 and 100 Free, Robert Cecil 200 Free and 500 Free, and Mathew Dieffenthaller 100 Fly and 100 Back. The Bucs also had single event winners on the evening Christopher Dieffenthaller 200 IM, Jesse Potts Diving, Ryaan Hatoum 100 Breast. The boys also won all three relays the 200 Medley Mathew Dieffenthaller, Ryaan Hatoum, Robert Cecil and Nathan Stovern. The 200 Freestyle relay of Nathan Stovern, Ryaan Hatoum, Ron Prati and Christopher Dieffenthaller were victorious. The 400 Freestyle relay of Robert Cecil, Mathew Dieffenthaller, Peter Tanner and Scott Showalter finished up the meet with a convincing victory.
What an exciting start to the 2016 season! After two rounds of diving the skies opened up but the Berkeley divers persevered capturing the win for both the boys and the girls. Sophmore Nicole Stambo earned the top spot on the girls followed by Senior Amanda Dumar in third place, sophomore Leila Pyrczak in fifth and Freshman Abbey Ramos in sixth place. We had two exhibition divers – seventh grader Lilly Paggio and Freshman Sophia Livingstone and they both did an outstanding job.
On the boys side Senior Jesse Potts captured the win followed by Eighth grader Colton Ray in third place and Seventh grader Trip Miller in fourth place. A great job by all the divers despite the terrible rain!
The Bucs will return to the pool on Friday as we travel to Jacksonville to take on Episcopal.
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