- Written by Denise Buckley, Clipper Correspondent
- Published: 29 January 2014
The Duxbury boys swim team defeated Scituate, 94-65 at the Percy Walker Pool last Thursday by winning all but two events, as well as the diving competition. The Dragons remain undefeated with a 7-0 record this season as they head toward the end of their league season.
Divers Danny Gerraughty co-captain Mike Tougas and Reilly Keating-Woods set the tone by claiming all the points for their event.
Mike O’Neal continued to lead the way for his team contributing to two of the three relay victories as well as winning both of his individual events. His strong effort in the 200-yard freestyle would earned him first as he reached the wall less than a second ahead of the second-place Scituate racer Dean Waler with Cole Brady would take third and Zach Mauri fifth in that event. Diving in a little later, O’Neal would take care of business by swimming a season best 57.10 seconds in the 100 free, a full four seconds ahead of second-place finisher, Devin Bombardier. Noah Brayer took fifth.
The 50-yard freestyle event was a sweep for the Dragons with freshman Nat Davenport reaching the wall first and leaving Kevin Coghlan and co-captain Stephen Morrealle having to settle for second and third. Not to be deterred, Coghlan would dive in later and glide his way to first in the 100 breaststroke ahead of co-captain Kevin Coakley in third place and Harry Markella in fourth. Markella would fare better in the 200-yard individual medley, finishing in third behind a first place by Peter Emmett.
Brad Marcotte confirmed that he is the butterflyer to beat by splashing his way to the wall well ahead of Coakley and Peter Emmett, who took third and fourth, in the 100 butterfly as well as contributing to the first- place medley relay team.
The Dragons finish their regular season this week with meets vs. Quincy, Norwell and Cohasset, then it’s on to the Patriot League Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Lincoln-Hancock pool in Quincy.