Junior Lissa Dechakul rises for a breath while swimming breastroke during the Cardinals' sweep against Lincoln in the season opener. Photos by Kara Scherer
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At their first meet of the season, the Lowell Cardinals started off right by winning all varsity and JV sections against team rivals Lincoln Mustangs on Feb 22. The Cardinals took home the win with JV girls 93-59, JV boys 116-30, varsity girls 135-19 and varsity boys 95-66.
Lowell’s domination in the pool was partly due to such a large team. “Lincoln is definitely a strong competitor this year, but we have the advantage in numbers,” sophomore varsity swimmer Elizabeth Wong said. “We pulled through this meet, and hopefully, we’ll be able to keep up our win streak.”
The Cardinals have a major leg-up on the Mustangs in size. “The varsity girls team for Lincoln only has four girls,” sophomore varsity swimmer Ingrid Adams said. “Although all four girls are extremely good, they cannot compete against such a large team.”
Come cheer on the Cardinals at their next meet against the Galileo Lions at 4 p.m. at Galileo Pool.