Competing against one of the WPIAL Class AA title favorites, the Beaver Area girls hung with West Allegheny for a majority of their competitive dual meet late last month. Thanks to strong swims, competitive relays and decent depth, the Bobcats had a strong showing, compiling up 72 points while West Allegheny had 94.
Beaver Area started the meet with a second-place 200 medley relay swam by Lena Clerici, Alyssa Quillin, Sydney Johnston and Gwen Bogaczyk. The foursome would rack up most of Beaver's points during the meet including the best Beaver showing of the evening with a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. Individually, Johnston took second in the 200 freestyle while Clerici took second in the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle.
The Bobcats had a particularly strong showing in the 50 freestyle with Bogaczyk, Carly Ferrend and Ally Antoline finishing 3-4-5 and all scoring points for the Bobcats. Hadley Neish and Rachel Kullen finished second and fourth respectively in diving.