Lely sports: Swim and cross country teams have strong showings

Lely sports

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Lely's Cassidy Penzo bumps ball in volleyball match that Lely lost to Barron Collier on Thursday night.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely's Cassidy Penzo bumps ball in volleyball match that Lely lost to Barron Collier on Thursday night.

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 Lely's Kaelyn Mahoney digs to keep the ball alive in volley with Barron Collier on Thursday night. Barron won the match in three straight games.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely's Kaelyn Mahoney digs to keep the ball alive in volley with Barron Collier on Thursday night. Barron won the match in three straight games.

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Marco Island's Lauren Hanscom, left and Lexie Lundquist, led the pack in the Lemon Bay Invitational JV race, which Hanscom won and Lundquist was second.

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Chris Black/Submitted Marco Island's Lauren Hanscom, left and Lexie Lundquist, led the pack in the Lemon Bay Invitational JV race, which Hanscom won and Lundquist was second.

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Marco Island's Taylor Fetzer stretches before her race in the Lemon Bay Invitational on Saturday. The girls came in fourth and the boys ran to third. Fetzer was 22nd.

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Chris Black/Submitted Marco Island's Taylor Fetzer stretches before her race in the Lemon Bay Invitational on Saturday. The girls came in fourth and the boys ran to third. Fetzer was 22nd.

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Jesus Hernandez and Ryan DaviDson run together at the Lemon Bay Invitational on Saturday. Hernandez led Lely to a third-place finish as he raced to ninth place in 18:36. Davidson was 38th.

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Chris Black/Submitted Jesus Hernandez and Ryan DaviDson run together at the Lemon Bay Invitational on Saturday. Hernandez led Lely to a third-place finish as he raced to ninth place in 18:36. Davidson was 38th.

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 Lely's Christy Thorstenson tips ball over the net in the Lady Trojans loss to Barron Collier on Thursday night.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely's Christy Thorstenson tips ball over the net in the Lady Trojans loss to Barron Collier on Thursday night.

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Lely's Mary Gibler (4), volleyball Player of the Year last season, talks with teammates during time out in the Lady Trojans loss to Barron Collier.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely's Mary Gibler (4), volleyball Player of the Year last season, talks with teammates during time out in the Lady Trojans loss to Barron Collier.

Roger LaLonde/Staff 
 Lely's Katie Roche is about to serve as teammate Mary Gibler readies for the play. The Lady Trojans lost to Barron Collier on Thursday night.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely's Katie Roche is about to serve as teammate Mary Gibler readies for the play. The Lady Trojans lost to Barron Collier on Thursday night.

The Lely cross country team and swim team had a good weekend, while the volleyball team suffered a loss to rival Barron Collier.

Lemon Bay boys and girls won their own Invitational with nine teams competing on Saturday morning.

The Lely coaches, Mark McGarity, for the boys who placed third, and Chris Black for the girls, whose team finished fourth, were pleased with the outcomes in their first meet of the season.

Jenny Vasquez led the girls, placing 17th in a time of 24:07. Placing 21st and 22nd were Taylor Fetzer in 24:27 and Jordin Giles in 24:30. Completing Lely's top five were Melissa Gomez, 25th in 24:49 and Susana Martinez, 27th in 25:20.

The Lely Junior Varsity took second place with Lauren Hanscom winning the race in 24:01 and Lexie Lundquist taking second in 25:07.

Jesus Hernandez led the boys team, finishing ninth in 18:36. Finishing 11th was Santiago Ospina in 18:44.

Richmond Brooks was 22nd in 19:45, followed by Wyatt Macalister, 31st in 20:34. Lely's last runner was Ryan Davidson, in 38th place in 20:53.

Lely won the boys JV competition, with Tony Porter winning in 20:12 and Argenis Ramirez coming in second in 20:57. Coach McGarity said he was excited about the beginning of the season and is looking forward to a great season.

Lely swim team in Shark Relays

Adam Peterson's swim team competed in the Shark Relays on Saturday.

The girls finished in 10th place out of 15 teams. The top relays for the girls were the 100 butterfly relay which came in second, 500 crescendo team, finishing fourth, and 4x100 intermediate medley relay, fourth.

All three relays had Ariana Garousi, Erika Jacobsen, Emily Holten, and Alanna Carey.

The diving relay of Taylor Ullum, Sabriana Cretella, and Sadie Prior did very well, coming in second.

On the boys side they finished in eighth place out of 15 teams. The top placing relays were the 100 yard butterfly and the 500 crescendo, coming in second and the 200 yard butterfly, coming in third. The relays included Austin Roman, Luca Delcompare, Aaron Bradfield, Andrew Smith, and Stefan Langebekee.

There were many personal bests and the swimmers are looking forward to there next meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday against Palmetto Ridge at the Golden Gate Pool off Santa Barbara Road.

Volleyball team loses to Barron Collier

Lely's volleyball team started out strong, but Barron Collier took over in the last part of the first game and never looked back, winning in three games, 25-23, 25-15 and 25-10.

The Lady Trojans were led by Mary Gibler, the Naples Daily News Player of the Year in 2011. Navia Penrod, Kaelyn Mahoney, Katie Roche, Amanda Marinaro and Cassidy Penzo also stood out. For Barron, Victoria Thornsen, Sarah Alfes, Kori Jacot and Lisa Dunleavy led the team on offense and defense.

The loss marked a season start of no wins and four losses for Lely, the district champions a year go.

"We did not expect to be 0-4, but the team continues to respond to defeat in a mature manner," coach Daniel Selvey said. "It could be quite disappointing, but instead the girls are learning from each and every loss, and we see them striving to make the changes each game,"

Selvey said the goal stays the same, "to reach and maintain our potential in mid to late October. We were in a very similar situation at this point last year, so we aren't worrying too much."

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