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Mountie Men’s Swim defeated LBCC, 139-132, in SCC dual meet

Matthew Neoh in the 100 Butterfly
Matthew Neoh in the 100 Butterfly

(Long Beach, CA) The Mt. SAC Men's Swim team remained perfect on the season in South Coast Conference dual meets with a close, 139-132, win over host Long Beach City College on Friday (April 1).

The Mounties dominated individually, winning seven of the 13 events, with freshman Spencer Sorosky leading the way with three first-place finishes.

"The kids all swam great, battling for every point," Mt. SAC Men's Swim coach Marc Ruh said. "Some big moments were Isiah (Huerta) winning the 1000 Freestyle, as it came down to the last 50 and he outsprinted the Long Beach swimmer at the end to win it. We also had a big win in the opening relay (200 Medley Relay).

"We went 1-2-3 in the 100 Butterfly and 1-2 in the 200 Individual Medley (the last two individual events) to seal the meet."

Long Beach surprised the Mounties with an entry in the diving event, in which Mt. SAC did not have a competitor for that event.

"We did not know they had a diver, so that kind of surprised us score-wise," Ruh added. "We knew going in it would come down to a point or two, so that diver gave them nine points we did not count on."

Sorosky, who won the 100 and 200 Breaststroke events and the 200 Individual Medley, also was on the first-place 200 Medley Relay team.

Freshman Matthew Neoh finished with two individual first, one in the 200 Backstroke and the other in 100 Butterfly. He also placed third in the 100 Backstroke and was a member of the first-place 200 Medley Relay team.

With one first-place each was Isaiah Huerta (1000 Free) and Logan Morales (200 Fly). The win by Logan was a personal best at 2:05.46.

Huerta also placed second in two events (50 Free, 200 IM) and was on the 200 MR team.

Freshman Connor Rias had a consistent day with three seconds in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events. In the 200 Free, Rias swam a personal best 1:47.85, just getting touched out by .02.

In the meet, the Vikings took an early 30-point lead, 36-6, with firsts in the 1-Meter Diving and 200 Freestyle events.

They kept the lead all of the way up to the 13th event (100 Fly), and that's where the Mounties took over, finishing one-two-three, led by Neoh's win and a second and third from Morales and Elijah Romero for the 121-114 lead.

Sorosky and Huerta finished one-two in the 200 IM and the team took a second-place finish in the final event – the 400 Free Relay to secure the win.

Mt. SAC will travel to Riverside to compete in the Riverside City College Invitational on Friday (April 8).

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