By Tom Price Jr.
The Exeter Monarchs girls swim team overmatched the smaller squad of the Lindsay Cardinals on April 23 to capture a 117-25 East Sequoia League win.
A balanced Exeter squad had six different individual swimmers take first place in events. Lindsay Turner took first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.80), Christy Lewis in the 200-yard individual medley (2:34.48), Lea Mitchell in the 100-yard butterfly (1:13.19), Cassi Jones in the 500-yard freestyle and Savannah Edwards in the 100-yard backstroke.
Danielle Woods had two first place finishes, in the 50-yard freestyle (26.33) and in the 100-yard freestyle (58.47).
Nicole Shaw led the Cardinals with a first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke and a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (26.68). She was just .35 seconds behind first place finisher Danielle Woods.
Heather Baker turned in a personal best time and a fourth place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (3:12.91) to boost the Cardinals.
Exeter dominated the relay events taking the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle. Lindsay's 200 yard IM relay team of Kadi Jones, Heather Baker, Bria Phipps and Shaw finished 12 seconds off behind the second place Monarch squad of Lewis, Tricia D'Orazio, Heather Carlsen and Mitchell.
The Exeter boys swim team defeated the Lindsay Cardinals 97-48 in an East Sequoia League meet on April 23 in Lindsay.
Daniel Munch led the way for the Monarchs, with a win in the 200-yard medley relay and two individual first place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and in the 500-yard freestyle. Keith Robinson contributed a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke to go along with the relay win.
While Exeter was deeper and more consistent, Steven Ingoldsby had a tremendous day for the Cardinals. He took the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle (52.99) and in the 50-yard freestyle (23.72) as well as participating in two second-place finishing relay teams. Alec Blue also added a first place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:32.77) for the Cardinals.
The Lindsay Cardinals boys tennis team dropped matches to Dinuba and Immanuel last week, to fall to 3-11 in East Sequoia League play.
On April 23, Lindsay fell to Immanuel 8-1 getting their lone win from the doubles team of Jesus Galvez and Pedro Gonzalez who defeated Steve Guzman and Matt Dwyer 8-5.
On April 20, the Cardinals dropped a 6-3 decision to Dinuba. Llimi Lemus defeated Jordan Isaac in a tiebreaker 8-7 (7-5) and Oscar Mendoza defeated Zach Heinricks 8-4 for Lindsay.
In the match of the day, Lindsay's Danny Fonseca The same team that Lindsay blew out on April 14, scored eight runs in the first two innings of the April 20 rematch. Woodlake (8-8, 3-3) held on as Lindsay produced seven runs in the final two innings but fell just short in the 11-8 loss. Again errors played a part in the outcome with Lindsay committing seven errors.
Dial, and Hernandez each contributed two hits in the loss and Maricela Gutierrez had one hit and three RBI for the game. Valerie Chairez also had one hit and drew to base-on-balls.
The Cardinals will travel to Orosi on Friday before playing two home games the next week in the final round of ESL play.