SOUTHINGTON - The Southington girls swimming and diving team picked up right where it left off last season, on top.
The Blue Knights opened their season with a 93-66 win over Rocky Hill on Wednesday.
Southington came out strong in the first event, the 200 Medley relay. The team of Sarah Meade, Julie Duszak, Meghan Hammarlund, Gianna Perugini took first place with a time of 1:56.52. The Blue Knights went three-for-three in the relays, taking first in the 200 freestyle as well as the 400 freestyle.
The Blue Knights 200 freestyle relay team of Duszak, Perugini, Maddie Symecko, and Andie Nadeau finished in a time of 1:50.96 and the 400 freestyle relay team of Hammarlund, Symecko, Nadeau, and Meade finished in a time of 4:04.2.
Southington had three double winners. Nadeau finished first in the 200 freestyle (2:08.02) and 500 freestyle (5:47.41), Hammarlund finished first in the IM (2:21.64) and 100 freestyle (57.57) and Duszak was a double winner in the 50 freestyle (25.70) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.57).
Adessa Noyes took first in the 100 butterfly (1:12.05) and Meade took first in the 100 backstroke (1:05.83).
Goodwin Tech 3, Kaynor Tech 2: The Gladiators increased their record Wednesday even after a back-and-forth match against the Panthers. After falling in the first set 25-23, Goodwin Tech came back in the second (29-27), third (25-19) and fifth set (15-9) to claim victory.
Adaneysi Guzman led the team with 18 service points, six aces and four kills while teammate Joarielys Pino added 13 service points, eight aces and five kills. Nyssa Foster-De Oro also had nine service points, two aces, eight kills and one block.
“The girls played well tonight,” Goodwin Tech coach Cristina Stisser said. “There are still some skills we need to work on and develop but over all I’m pleased with performance. It was an exciting back game.”