IF YOU GO:
WHAT: High School Swimming: Dover Senators vs. Lake Forest Spartans
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 24 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Central YMCA
With only 4 meets left in the swimming regular season, both the Lake Forest Spartans and Dover Senators are looking to improve their standings before the Henlopen Conference Championships on February 16th.
For the Dover boys, they’re looking improve upon an impressive 4-2 record while the Spartan boys at 3-3 look to snap a two-game losing streak.
One group looking to sharpen their skills is the still undefeated Senators boys free relay team. Nathan Valenti, Dillon Marier, Cedric Barnes and Anthony Lang together have not tasted defeat in the 200 Free Relay this season.
“They and the girls relay team have been our top performers so far,” said Dover Head Coach Molly Phillips. “I expect them to be very competitive in our Conference meet come February.”
On the girls side of things, the Lady Senators also boast an impressive 200 Free Relay team. The team made up of Conner Reader, Brianna Solomon, Paige Casto and Rebecca Lazzeri were also undefeated, like the boys, in the 200 Free Relay until they fell to St. Thomas More last week.
After their meeting with Lake Forest, the Senators will finish up their season against Indian River and Sussex Tech.
After a hot 3-1 start to the season for the Lake Forest boys, they have 3 of their last 4 meets to fall to 3-3 on the season. They’ll look to lean on standout Alan Bundschuh to help turn things around as the conference championships quickly approach.
Bundschuh, who finished first in the 100m Freestyle in last year’s Henlopen Conference Championships is looking for more of the same, including a better finish overall in the state.
“Everyone has to work hard and we need to work together,” said Bundschuh. “With us its understanding our roles and what we need to improve on to get better as a team.”
The Lady Spartans at 2-4 are looking to rebound after two straight losses to two conference opponents, Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen. With that in mind, it makes Thursday’s meet even more important as the season winds to a close.
Alan’s younger sister Holly Bundschuh has been one of the standouts on the girls team. Holly has performed extremely well in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly this season leading the way for the Lady Spartans.
After Thursday’s match up with Dover, the Spartans have only 3 meets left against St. Thomas More, Sussex Central and Indian River.