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Delaware Valley tops Valley View in Lackawanna girls swimming

By Marisa Dambach,

WESTFALL TWP. – Lily Nemeth and Molly Hubal each had four wins Tuesday, but could not help Valley View prevail over Delaware Valley, which won the early-season Lackawanna League girls swimming meeting of ranked teams, 114-60, in its home pool.

The meet matched two of the top three teams in the league from a year ago. It was the opener for Delaware Valley, the six-time defending District 2 Class 3A champion which finished second in the league. Valley View is 1-1.

The first event of the meet was the 200-yard medley relay. Nemeth, Hubal, Della Noon and Lorelai Ancherani took first place for the Cougars with a time of 2:04.58, while DV came in second with a time of 2:16.47.

DV’s Anaya Ruiz took first place in the 200 freestyle, and Nemeth added her second win in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:28.08.

Hubal also got her second of the night in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.70.

Despite DV earning first place in only one of the first four events, their three divers gave them the advantage, as Valley View has none.

Victoria Wilson took first place with a score of 175.84.

The second half of the meet kicked off with DV sweeping the 100 butterfly, led by JoAnn Jaeger taking first with a time of 1:09.51.

Hubal took first in the 100-yard freestyle along with the 200 freestyle relay to finish her four events.

Nemeth took first in the relay with Hubal and the 100-yard breaststroke to finish her night.

DV expanded its lead throughout the second half of the meet.

Michelle Zakharova won the 500 freestyle, Kate Prior won the 100 backstroke and the Lady Warriors took the closing 400 freestyle relay while continuing to dominate the second- and third-place points.

DV is the No. 5 girls team in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Swimming Power Rankings of District 2 teams while Valley View is No. 6.

The top-ranked Delaware Valley boys team handled Valley View, 149-70.

Liam Fass and Jake Manning each had three wins. Sebastian Zakiewicz won diving with a score of 124.55.

Delaware Valley returns to the pool Wednesday to face West Scranton. Valley View swims against Scranton Tuesday.

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