NP boys’ swim team splashes Westerly for first D-II win

NP boys’ swim team splashes Westerly for first D-II win

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High boys’ swim team kicked off the 2018 part of its Division II schedule on the right foot on Monday afternoon by picking up its first victory of the season, a 54-40 triumph over Westerly at the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center.

Senior Jeff Lyman delivered a superb meet for the Cougars (1-2), as he captured the 200-meter individual medley in 2:25.88 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:07.54 and helped two relay teams claim their races. The 200-meter medley relay of Cam Erickson, Ryan Kudish, Tony Azevedo, and Lyman posted a 2:06.27, and the 400-meter freestyle team of Ryan Kudish, Jason Kudish, Azevedo, and Lyman won its race in 4:21.21.

Erickson also won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:16.78, while Jason Kudish seized the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:25.47.

Unfortunately for the girls’ team, the Cougars slipped to 0-3 by dropping a 54-39 decision to the Bulldogs. Winning events for NP were Ally Azevedo in the 500-meter freestyle (5:42.47) and the 200-meter freestyle relay team of Valentina Lopez, Mya D’Amico, Mabel Huynh, and Marie Sinyan (2:19.39).

The Cougars’ next meet isn’t until Thursday, Jan. 18, when they host Rogers in a 3:30 p.m. meet.