By Will Willems
The Zionsville swimming and diving teams said goodbye to their seniors Tuesday, Jan. 15 when they hosted Hamilton Southeastern on senior night.
The No. 4 Lady Eagles topped the No. 5 Royals 100-86 to avenge a two-point loss at the conference meet.
“We lost the conference meet to them by two points and we kind of said ‘hey, we have this undefeated streak (in dual meets) going on (let’s keep it),’” Zionsville head coach Scott Kubly said. “I didn’t realize they were undefeated too. That made it even more exciting. We don’t make a whole lot of emphasis on the dual meets, but this was fun tonight.”
On the boys’ side, the No. 8 Royals topped the Eagles 113-73.
“They swam well,” Kubly said of the boys. “We had a lot of good times tonight. Every team in the state says this right now — ‘we’re tired.’ It is just that time of the year were you are beat down, but we are going to come back and be in the water tomorrow morning and go back at it. We just have to focus on the main prize down the road.”
Kubly said the next week and a half is some of the hardest on the kids.
With the sectional approaching it is some of the last hard practices of the season.
“On top of everything else, the club kids have a meet this weekend, then we another meet Tuesday (Jan. 22),” Kubly said. “We have a lot of swims coming up. It is difficult to keep them focus, but they want to keep moving on.”
The Zionsville girls won 10 of the 12 events.
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