Overlee rises to 3-0 in NVSL action

Overlee's Grace Callahan swims the girls 11-12 butterfly in a meet earlier this season. (File photo by Deb Kolt)

With two regular-season meets remaining, the Overlee Flying Fish (3-0) will have to defeat tough competition in the Tuckahoe Tigers (2-1), then the three-time defending champion Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks (3-0) in their home water to reclaim the prize as the Division 1 champions of the Northern Virginia Swimming League.

Chesterbrook defeated Tuckahoe,  281-139, in July 6 action.

On July 6, Overlee improved to 3-0 this summer with a 313-105 blowout-victory over the host Wakefield Chapel Wahoos of Annandale. The meet was Overlee’s third road competition this summer.

In that win, Overlee jumped out to a lead of 67-23 after the freestyle events thanks to winning nine of the 10 events. The Flying Fish continued that trend in backstroke by winning another nine events to take a commanding 135-45 lead through backstroke.

Overlee won 33 of the 40 individual races with 13 sweeps.

Double winners for Overlee were Frederick Papadopoulos, Cici Yen, Sully Portner, Evan Ingraham, Grace Callahan, Jackson Bravery, Billy Weber, Tommy Weber, Olivia Grabman and Moira Kinsella. Single winners were Molly Kinsella, Brian Kinsella, Luke Aslaksen, Lauren Hartel, Ryan York, Sofia Hess, Mary Kate Reicherter, Violet Mullen, Charlotte Wilhite, Kayle Park, Yuki Kaplan, Aida Young and Kate Bailey.

Overlee has finished second to Chesterbrook the last three summers in Division 1, having a 4-1 record each time. The teams meet in the final-regular season meet on Saturday, July 20 at Overlee at 9 a.m.

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