But coach happy with how Bulldogs are competing
By Skip Pearlman
The Beacon High School boys’ swim team turned in a strong performance but was defeated by Peekskill, 92-75, in a meet held Tuesday (Jan. 15) at Beacon.
Despite its 4–6 record, the team has been swimming well, said Coach Larry Collins. “I was very happy with our performance this past week,” he said.
David Paschal, Kent Patino, David Reilly and James Patino picked up a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay against the Red Devils. Reilly also won the 100-yard breaststroke and James Patino was first in the 50-yard freestyle.
Kent Patino, a team captain, picked up a victory in the 100-yard fly, and Paschal notched his season-best time in the 100-yard freestyle.
“Those four and [captain] Esteban Carmona are the heart of our team,” Collins said. “They do a great deal of our scoring, and they do a great job of getting everyone to swim their best.”
Another swimmer who has been performing well is Justin Tibiacchio, the coach said. “You can always count on Justin to be that player off the bench that you need, and who can swim in any event. He’s a go-to guy for extra points.”
The team was scheduled to honor its seniors today (Jan. 18) during its meet against Lourdes, and then host the conference championships on Saturday, Jan. 26, with competition scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.