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Pates take down Rovers

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom's boys swim team scored another victory last week with a 64-37 win over Easton.

"We're one of the least deep teams, but to have the record we have and do what we do is really amazing," said Freedom's Peter Conzola.

The Patriot boys have only two losses to swimming powerhouses Parkland and Emmaus.

In Freedom's meet against Easton, Scott DelFranco, Eric Lawrence, Conzola, and Connor Harrigan began with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:47.30.

"I like to go second or third because it puts me in a position where I can focus on doing what I have to do. I don't really like to be in a position to have to put us in the lead or win the race," Conzola said.

In individual events, Conzola won the 200 free in 1:51.80, and Sam Magnan won the 200 IM in 2:09.61.

DelFranco placed first in two events, the 50 free in 23.34 and 100 backstroke in 53.65 (pool record), and Harrigan was also a double event winner with the 100 free in 53.46 and the 500 free in 5:02.41.

Andrew Umstead won the diving event for the Patriots with 117.10 points.

Conzola, Magnan, Kyle Hanchick, and DelFranco also won the 200 free relay in 1:37.42, and Lawrence, Harrigan, Magnan, and Conzola combined to win the 400 free relay in 3:33.97.

The Patriots have been switching line-ups all season, allowing different swimmers to try different events.

"In the 400 free, we have six or seven guys that can do it and do it well," said Conzola.