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June 12, 2012 > Seals Loss Doesn't Damper Spirits

Seals Loss Doesn't Damper Spirits

Submitted By Tracy Uyeda

On Saturday, June 9, the Seals visited the home of the Mission Valley Barracudas to swim in their second regular season meet. What a beautiful day - the sun was shining, team spirit was high, and swimmers were ready to swim big! Looking back to last season - both teams anticipated a tough match. Last year the Seals competed strongly and were defeated by only 37 points. Assistant Coach Breanna Meagher challenged her team to come away with a win - "The the last time the Seals beat the Barracudas was when Coach Zach and I were only 6 years old. Let's go for it and break this losing streak!"

The final score was announced and despite the Barracuda win (667 - 407), team spirit soared. "It was a fun meet! We swam hard and there were a lot of good swims. They're a great team and although we lost I'm proud of how we performed!" commented Assistant Coach Desiree Fasolis.

The Seals aren't hanging their heads low - there is a lot to be proud of. High fives to swimmers who took first place in their events: Audrey Numeron, Wenti Mercado, Kyra Vickery, and Mikaela Lin (8 and Under Medley Relay), Gabriela Bermudez, Sylvia Liang, Jamie Kennerk, and Janeen Lima (15-18 Medley Relay), David Taylor (6 and Under Free, Back), Kyra Vickery (7-8 Free, Back, Fly), Bethany Kiang (6 and Under Back), Nicholas Leong (9-10 Back), Virginia Xie (11-12 Back, Fly, IM), Luke Ponssen (8 and Under Breast), Kyle Vickery (11-12 Breast), Emily Rozul (9-10 Fly), Hamaseh Pourhamseh (13-14 Fly), Jamie Kennerk (15-18 Fly), Mikayla Lee, Mercedes Reichel, Rachelle Moran, Lauren Taylor (11-12 Free Relay), and Joey Fraticelli, Drake Moore, Victor He, Kyle Vickery (11-12 Free Relay).

The Seals won their first regular season meet against the Southgate Penguins and their record is now 1-1. Their next meet is against an always tough Newark Bluefins team.

Congratulations to the Seals Swimmers of the Week: Julia Dalldorf, Phillip Taylor, Nynke Propstra, Joey Fraticelli

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