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Garces swim sweeps Arroyo Grande, split water polo on Senior Day

In unprecedented times, sometimes things can come together in a exciting way.

On Saturday at Salvucci Aquatics Center, the Garces Memorial water polo, swim and dive teams all competed on the same day for the first time while also celebrating eight seniors.

The day started off with diving competition against Arroyo Grande as Clair Banducci won the girls event with a score of 164.95 and AJ Duncan took second with a score of 109.20.

Garces swim swept Arroyo Grande as the girls won 127-58 and the boys came away victorious 113-73. Both swim teams are undefeated this season.

The Rams secured 11 Valley consideration times.

In water polo action, the boys moved to 3-0 on the season with a 13-10 win over the Eagles. Toby Jones and Rory Begin led the way with four goals each as Austin Galanski and Peter Gonzalez each chipped in with two goals. Matthew St. Claire had five saves.

The first game of the season for the girls water polo team did not go as expected. The Rams fell 14-8 as Abby Schechter led the way with four goals as Logan Wimbish added two.

Girls swim: 127, Arroyo Grande 58

Boys swim: Garces 113, Arroyo Grande 73

Top marks

200 Free 
Audrey Franco-Hill 1st 2:16.99
Isabella Negre 2nd 2:21.21
Lauren Gil-Marinez 3rd 2:26.56
Bridgette Berry 4th 2:27.38

George Rice 1:57.81 1st
Adam Gregory 2:00.77 2nd

200 Individual Medley
Gianna Garcia 2:31.22 1st, Consideration Valley Cut
Davin Cheshire 2:35.45 2nd, Consideration Valley Cut

Toby Jones 2:08.83 1st
Josh Marderosian 2:18.94 4th, Consideration Valley Cut
Mathew St. Claire 2:22.17 5th, Consideration Valley Cut

50 Yard Freestyle
Mary King 1st 26.51
Logan Wimbish 2nd 26.95

Mathew St. Claire 1st 25.53
Austin Galanski 2nd 26.05
Alvaro Mercado 3rd 26.54
Garrett Etter 4th 27.19

100 Yard Fly
Isabella Garcia 1st 1:04.92 Consideration Valley Cut
Abigail Schechter 4th 1:13.16 Consideration Valley Cut

Rory Begin 1st 55.95 Consideration Valley Cut 
Anthony Duncan 4th 1:05.05 Consideration Valley Cut

100 Yard Free
Mary King 1st 58.84
Logan Wimbish 2nd 59.78

George Rice 1st 53.96
Levi McKay 3rd 57.21

500 Free
Bridgette Berry 1st 6:24.04
Isabella Negre 2nd 6:27.31
Lauren Gil-Marinez 3rd 6:24.74
Anjelica Flores 4th 7:24.28

Adam Gregory 1st 5:32.07 Consideration Valley Cut
Aydan Carballo 3rd 5:47.59
Johnny Mendiburu 4th 5:49.20

200 Yard Freestyle Relay
I. Garcia, Wimbish, Negre, King 1st 1:49.81 Consideration Valley Cut

Begin, Rice, Jones, St. Claire 1st 1:35.42 Consideration Valley Cut

100 Back
Gianna Garcia 1st 1:07.08
Davin Cheshire 2nd 1:10.71

Toby Jones 1st 1:05.58
Josh Marderosian 3rd 1:11.05
Israel Blaauw 4th 1:15.00

Rory Begin 1st 1:00.97

100 Breast
Isabella Garcia 1st 1:15.22
Abigail Schechter 3rd 1:17.00

400 Yard Freestyle Relay
G. Garcia, Wimbish, Negre, Berry 2nd 4:11.71

Begin, George, Jones, St. Claire 1st 3:44.91

Girls water polo

Arroyo Grande 14, Garces 8

GMHS (0-1): Goals: Schechter 4, Wimbish 2, McCarthy, King. Saves: Petrini 8

Boys water polo

Garces 13, Arroyo Grande 10

GMHS (3-0): Goals: Jones 4, Begin 4, Galanski 2, Gonzalez 2, Rice. Saves: St. Claire 5

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