WELLSVILLE – The Sea Lions continued their strong start in the water on Thursday, as they welcomed in visiting Dansville and escorted them back home with a 100-64 win to move to 2-0 on the young season.
Wellsville was paced behind nine first-place finishes in the meet, including a pair of individual wins coming from Emma Kinnicutt and Tiernee Brandes. Kinnicutt recorded a win in each half of the meet, with her first coming in the form of a 2:23.3 first place finish in the 200 freestyle. She later added a 100 butterfly win right after the break, with a time of 1:17.1.
Brandes placed first in both her events in the second half of the meet, with the first coming in the 500 freestyle (6:23.5) and her last coming just two events later in the 100 backstroke (1:11.7). Wellsville also picked up two relay wins along the way, starting the meet with a 200 medley relay win (2:14.2), and added a 200 freestyle relay win (1:55.8).
Other individual winners included Haydon Waldon in the 200 IM (2:37.5), Leah McCormick on the diving board (107.92), and Lauren Staba in the 100 freestyle (1:00.3).
“On our second meet, the girls stepped up and pulled out the win,” said Wellsville coach Steve Hand. “This win was again a combination of our core swimmers and our newer swimmers. I want to challenge this team, and watch them challenge themselves. Girls got to swim different events, and they looked good. The team overall is posting good times for early on in the season. But there’s always room to work.”
Dansville was led by Hannah Carnevale, who recorded one of the team’s two individual wins in the meet, placing first by a second over Wellsville’s Loralai Crawford in the 50 freestyle. Alycia Wachtel added a 100 breaststroke victory (1:30.9). The Lady Mustangs also added a win in the 400 freestyle relay (4:53.9).
Wellsville returns to the pool Saturday morning, as they host a big meet with Allegany-Limestone.
Results 200 Medley – 1. Wellsville (Hurd, Hart, Staba, L. Crawford) 2:14.2, 2. Dansville, 3. Wellsville. 200 Free – 1. Emma Kinnicutt (W) 2:23.3, 2. Sydney Martin (D), 3. Kennedy Butler (W). 200 IMR – 1. Hayden Waldon (W) 2:37.5, 2. Taylor Hurd (W), 3. Alexandrea Kendall (D). 50 Free – 1. Hannah Carnevale (D) 28.7, 2. Loralai Crawford (W), 3. Kaelyn Crawford (W). Diving – 1. Leah McCormick (W) 107.92. 100 Fly – 1. Emma Kinnicutt (W) 1:17.1, 2. Hayden Waldon (W), 3. Kayleigh Camacho (D). 100 Free – 1. Lauren Staba (W) 1:00.3, 2. Hannah Carnevale (D), 3. Loralai Crawford (W). 500 Free – 1. Tiernee Brandes (W) 6:23.5, 2. Jenn Dickens (W), 3. Sydney Martin (D). 200 Relay – 1. Wellsville (Waldon, Hurd, Staba, Kinnicutt) 1:55.8, 2. Wellsville, 3. Dansville. 100 Back – 1. Tiernee Brandes (W) 1:11.7, 2. Alexandrea Kendall (D), 3. Bailey Rossborough (D). 100 Breaststroke – 1. Alycia Wachtel (D) 1:30.9. 400 Free – 1. Dansville (Camacho, Thomas, Martin, Kendall) 4:53.9, 2. Dansville.
Dansville 3, Hornell 2
HORNELL — The Dansville Mustangs won the final two sets of the evening Thursday in order to grab a 3-2 win over Hornell by scores of 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17 and 25-15.
Maddy Akers led the way with 11 kills. Jackie Blechinger added nine kills as did Jenna George. Skylar Raio added 32 assists in the win.
Hornell was led by Maggie Shepard’s eight points, 18 assists and three digs. Lexi Hooker had nine points and two kills. Selena Hopson added eight kills, 17 points and two digs. Kassie Mochol had eight points, three aces and eight kills while Kayla Flaitz contributed five points.
Hornell falls to 1-1 on the season, while Dansville improves to 2-0.
Alfred-Almond 4, Wayland-Cohocton 1
ALMOND — The Alfred-Almond Eagles picked up a 4-1 win Thursday evening in tennis action over visiting Wayland-Cohocton in Almond.
Abby Kelly, Caroline Ding and Lauren Kelly each dominated their singles matches, winning by a combined score of 30-3.
Katy Elliott and Mikaela Wisniewski picked up a win in first doubles by a score of 10-1 to bring the match to its 4-1 conclusion.
Kaya George and Jennifer Ford picked up Wayland-Cohocton’s lone win of the night with a 10-7 decision.
Singles 1. Abby Kelly (AA) def. Jasmine Lang 10-1. 2. Caroline Ding (AA) def. Makala Meyers 10-0. 3. Lauren Kelly (AA) def. Allison Micglire 10-2. Doubles 1. Katy Elliott and Mikaela Wisniewski (AA) def. Charina Gray and Emily Yeoman 10-1. 2. Kaya George and Jennifer Ford (WC) def. Shannon Heinig and Kira Wisniewski 10-7.
Naples 5, Wayland-Cohocton 1
COHOCTON — Naples was too much for Way-Co Thursday, racing to a 5-1 win.
Jaden Rocha scored in the first half for the Eagles, who trailed 2-1 at the break. Way-Co (1-2) hosts Bath Monday.
Livonia 2, Dansville 0
DANSVILLE — Dansville played Livonia tough Thursday but the Bulldogs left town with the 2-0 league win.
Dansville (1-2-1) visits Hornell Monday night.