CRANFORD, NJ -- The underclassmen put the Raiders over the top as they defeated host Cranford on Tuesday afternoon.
Led by a team consisting primarily of freshmen and sophomores, Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls varsity swim team out-swam the Cougars, 105-65, at Cranford Memorial Pool. Sophomore Sofia Leonetti touched first in the 500 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke and swam the Breaststroke in the winning 200 Medley Relay. Freshman Aislinn Mooney won the 200 Freestyle and led off the winning 400 Freestyle Relay, while fellow frosh Julia Bonhote won the 100 Backstroke and led off the 200 Medley.
Marina Nunziato was the star for Cranford, winning the 50 and 100 Freestyle and anchoring the winning 200 Freestyle Relay. Maggie O'Donnell took the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly and was also part of the winning 200 Freestyle Relay.
"Many of our swimmers were able to compete in events that they have not swum yet this year," said Coach Jess Hulnik. "It's nice to see our athletes embracing their versatility."
200 MEDLEY RELAY
J. Bonhote-S. Leonetti-L. Hughes-C. Howell, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2:00.11
Aislinn Mooney, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2:08.90
Maggie O'Donnell, Cranford, 2:19.65
Marina Nunziato, Cranford, 25.97
Maggie O'Donnell, Cranford, 1:01.61
Marina Nunziato, Cranford, 57.82
Sofia Leonetti, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5:50.21
200 FREESTYLE RELAY
S. Riera-M. O'Donnell-G. Wilson-M. Nunziato, Cranford, 1:46.39
Julia Bonhote, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:08.17
Sofia Leonetti, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:13.12
400 FREESTYLE RELAY
A. Mooney-S. Gallahue-J. Yick-J. Warren, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 4:21.55
With the victory, the Raiders improve to 6-1 on the season. They next swim on the road against Elizabeth on Thursday, Jan. 10.