The Corry Beavers swim team traveled up the road to take on the Union City Bears for a Region 2 showdown Thursday night. Between both teams there were 18 current and former Corry Otters YMCA swimmers that represented their schools.
The Lady Beavers improved to 4-2 in the Region 2 standings, sweeping all 11 events on their way to a 98-54 victory over the Lady Bears. Altogether, nine ladies contributed to winning swims. Sophomores Bella Chase, Alli Goodwill and Mackenzie Spence paced the Beavers with four winning efforts apiece.
Chase won the 50 (27.23) and 100 (1:01.26) freestyles. Spence took the 100 butterfly (1:06.50) and 100 backstroke (1:05.89) and Goodwill was a winner in the 200 IM (2:35.77) and 100 breaststroke (1:16.21). The three teamed up with freshman Crystal Wyman to start the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay (2:15.25). They also teamed up with fellow sophomore Taylor Moats to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:53.57). Moats added a pair of first-place swims of her own in the 200 (2:18.24) and 500 (6:20.41) freestyles to give her three wins on the night. Taylor Mitchell, Hannah Reed, Vonneece Hayes and Maggie Reed combined to end the meet with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay (5:22.83). Alexa Munsee added fourth-place points in the 50 freestyle dropping over a second.
For the Lady Bears, Samantha McIntyre contributed four runner-up finishes including the 200 IM and 100 butterfly while helping the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Grace Wilson added three second-place finishes in the 200 freestyle as well as the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Emma McIntyre was second in the 100 breaststroke and led the Bears to a second place in the 400 freestyle relay.
Tanner Pike won three events to lead the Bears to a 94-46 victory over the Beaver men. Pike was a winner in the 50 freestyle (23.64) and 100 breaststroke (1:07.44). He also joined Anthony Bowes, Ryan Himrod and Joseph Galbraith to take the 200 medley relay (2:08.90). Bowes won the 500 freestyle (6:40.61) while Himrod cruised to a win in the 100 butterfly (1:14.72). Jerrick Hunter added a first place in the 100 backstroke (1:30.59).
The shorthanded Beavers were led by Levi Ehrhart, Gavin Maleski and Logan Amy who each won three times in the Beavers' defeat. Ehrhart won the 100 freestyle (57.09) while Maleski took the 200 freestyle (2:26.09) and Amy placed first in the 200 IM (2:27.33). The three teamed up with Jameson Dyne to also take the 200 (1:49.91) and 400 (4:19.73) freestyle relays. The loss drops the Beavers to 1-5 in the Region 2 standings.
Both teams will be back in the water this Saturday as the Lady Beavers and Bears will compete in the 34th Annual North East Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational. The diving competition begins at 9 a.m. while the swimming portion is scheduled to get underway at 12:45 p.m.