Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Middletown Swimming Claims Decisive 96-84 Victory Over Rocky Hill to Start Season 2-0

An impressive second half to their meet propelled Middletown to a 96-84 home victory over Rocky Hill on Tuesday, moving the Blue Dragons to 2-0 on the season.

Middletown placed first in seven of 12 events on the afternoon. The Blue Dragons led by a very small margin going into diving but claimed control of the contest from that point forward. Middletown finished 1-2-3 in diving and took first place in the next four events, taking a 30 point lead in that span.

“We were close with them going into diving,” said Head Coach Trevor Charles. “Our team just had more depth than Rocky Hill.”

Multiple winners on the day for Middletown included Jerrod Zimmer, who was anchored the victorious 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:55.46 and won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.85, Matt Dagganais, who was a member of the winning 200 yard medley relay and took first place in the 500 yard free in 5:04.58 and Thomas McAlear, who won the 200 IM in 2:27.17.

After seeing his team in control for the entire meet, Charles was satisfied with their performance and especially the Blue Dragons start to the season.

“I’ve been really happy with our effort and performance in the pool today and so far this year,” he said. It’s been a very promising sign for the rest of our season.”

Middletown is next at Conard of West Hartford on January 3rd.

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