Girls Varsity Swim & Dive
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Dec 1, 2017
- COUGARS: 195
WESTFIELD HS: 119
Oakton puts Westfield into the Dog House
CHANTILLY, VA – The high school swim season has begun, and the Oakton Girls Swim/Dive team opened the season with a victory over Westfield High School at Cub Run Recreation Center. The Cougars dominated the pool and came out on top over the Bulldogs. The Oakton ladies scored 195 points to Westfield’s 119 points.
With the graduation of 24 seniors (23 swimmers and one diver) last year, Oakton was forced to rebuild their team, but the class of 2021 has a significant amount of talent within Oakton’s walls. The Cougars added 18 swimmers and seven divers, a total of 25 new members, to the team in the beginning of November. Despite the number of new faces, the returners welcomed the newcomers with open arms, creating a sense of team unity immediately.
With their 195-119 point win, the Oakton girls had incredible swims and dives throughout the night. Senior Sarah DeLoach and sophomore Leaya Ma won first for both of their individual events, 200 IM and 500 freestyle victories for DeLoach and 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke victories for Ma respectively. The girl divers, senior Kyla Straker, sophomore Lily Chireix, freshman Ansley Robertson, and junior Amanda Macomber, swept diving.
Oakton started the season with a bang. The girls earned 10 region cuts, with two also being state-qualifying swims by sophomore Leaya Ma and the 200 medley relay team.
This win for Oakton is indicative of more incredible swims and dives to come, and the Cougars are looking forward to what the rest of this season has in store. Next Friday, December 8, the Cougars will be travelling to Spring Hill Recreation Center to take on the Langley Saxons at 6:30 pm. The following day, December 9, Oakton Swim/Dive will be competing in the Concorde Invitational at 6 pm at Oak Marr Recreation Center.