Norwich 101, Windsor 75
NORWICH – Despite its small lineup, Norwich still had too much depth for Windsor in winning its second meet of the week Friday night.
Norwich’s Maya Blaisure, and Danika Tworkowsky garnered early wins in the 200 IM and 50 free, and NHS diver Stephanie Meyer improved by over 40 points from earlier in the week scoring 151.50 to capture the diving.
Windsor won three events, but was typically outgunned for two of the top three spots. Blaisure’s win in the medley headed up a 1-2-3 finish, said Norwich head coach Kevin Diefenbacher. “Windsor has some up-and-coming young kids, we just have too much for them right now,” the coach said.
Nearly a year ago to the day, Norwich faced Windsor in a dual meet, and Diefenbacher said the girls returning from that team are already ahead of last year’s pace. “We’re right there and where we want them to be (with their times),” Diefenbacher said.
Tworkowsky and Blaisure had two individual-event wins and four overall, while Lauren Llewellyn won one event and teamed on two of the three victorious relays.
200 medley relay: (N), 2:08.34, Lauren Llewellyn, Maya Blaisure, Marybeth Ward, Danika Tworkowsky. 200 free: (W) Christensen, 2:12.30. 200 IM: (N) Blaisure, 2:31.27. 50 free: (N) Tworkowsky, 27.85. Diving: (N) Stephanie Meyer, 151.50. 100 fly: (W) Christensen, 1:08.11. 100 free: (N) Tworkowsky, 1:01.88. 500 free: (W) Christensen, 5:54.38. 200 free relay: (N), 1:54.91, Blaisure, Tworkowsky, Ward, Melissa Stroh). 100 back: (N) Llewellyn, 1;11.53. 100 breaststroke: (N) Blaisure, 1:18.41. 400 free relay: (N), 4:25.93, Stroh, Susan Ward, Lexi Laundry, Llewellyn.
Norwich tennis beats Forks, 5-2
CHENANGO FORKS – Norwich bounced back quickly from its loss earlier in the week beating Chenango Forks on the road Friday.
The Blue Devils came in short-handed, and were forced to surrender one forfeit at singles and doubles. The Tornado swept all three doubles matches, and Norwich’s lone singles match that was contested on the court fell to Steph Elder.
Elder beat Hannah Benscoter in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. Norwich’s top two doubles teams – Cohley Acenowr-Sam Gage and Megan Burker-Brooke Steigerwald – also won easily in straight sets. “Steph is starting to get her stroke down, and we’re going to need her to continue to play at that level,” said Norwich coach John Stewart. “Our doubles teams played well and won matches that they should win.”