Depth is becoming a key strength for Bristol Central girls swimming

Published on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:19


BRISTOL - The Bristol Central girls swimming team came into Tuesday’s meet against Bristol Eastern in the midst of a spectacular season.

After beating the Lancers by two points in the city meet, the Rams were a confident group and it showed, as they needed to come back in the last event and did so to beat Bristol Eastern 94-92.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” Bristol Central coach Adrienne Bentley said. “We really wanted to have their going away gift as a senior night win against Eastern.”

The Rams outscored Bristol Eastern in the relays 26-16 and the depth for Bristol Central is something Bentley is still getting used to.

“I hate to say that it’s a strength,” Bentley said.

“It’s something that we haven’t been accustomed to, but it’s building into a strength. Typically we have a very strong team and to add people that we can rely on is new for me, but it’s going to develop into a strength.”

Bristol Central held a 34-28 lead going into diving before Bristol Eastern went ahead and stayed there until the final event.

While trailing, the Rams never lost confidence in their ability to come back and win.

“Going into the last relay, it’s really nerve racking,” Bristol Central’s Alex Bugryn said. “Then as you see what everyone’s doing, you get pumped because you see everyone getting excited and it’s really emotional.”

For the Rams, the final regular season meet concludes a strong 10-2 season. They believe their chances are strong going into the CCC meet.

“I think they’re going to take this energy and really turn it going forward,” Bentley said. “I think they’re going to do very well. We have quite a few girls going to states, so I think that the CCC’s will give them a chance to brush up on some of the events that they’ve been swimming in. I think they’ll do OK.”

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, General Sports on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:19. Updated: Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:21.