JV Girls Swimming Beats Highland


: Ariel Lara (11) competes in a relay. For the 500 freestyle, she placed fifth.

Heather Stedt and lakecentralnews

Shouts of vigorous cheer filled the room as JV girls swimming competed against Highland at home. In the end, the girls took home a winning score of 141-42.

“I think we did exceptionally well for one of our first few meets, [and] it’s always good to have a team that supports you and cheers you on,” Nathaly Velazquez (9) said.

Though Highland’s JV girls swim team was small in number, it didn’t quit.

“They do have a lot of good players that don’t give up,” Ariel Lara (11) said.

In addition to the effort put forth by the Lady Indians, the teamwork was a key factor.

“I think beyond the fact that they had a smaller team, we worked better as a unit and we motivated each other,” Sarah Diviney (10) said.

The next girls swim meet will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. at home and will compete against Penn.