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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Sweating out a 22-point victory on the road at Lake of the Woods, the Union Swim Team completed its first-ever undefeated dual meet season Monday.

Union went 5-0 (4-0 in division meets) with its 284-262 win over Lake of the Woods on the road.

The Squids also defeated Arbor Oaks, Pacific and Indian Hills in Gateway Swimming and Diving Conference division meets and Barrington Downs in a nonleague meet.

“I’m so excited,” exclaimed Union Head Coach Cathy Nowak. “I had no idea the season would hold this.”

Nowak knew Union faced a difficult assignment in trying to beat Lake of the Woods.

“I was told their team was stacked and there was no way anyone would beat them this year,” Nowak said. “Our kids were ready for it. They knew this was a really hard team and our kids were swimming for everything they had.”

Nowak remarked that Union has won a championship meet before, but hadn’t gone undefeated in a dual meet season until this year.

The Squids will attempt to sweep the season Saturday in Pacific. The division meet starts there at 8 a.m.

“We have a lot of really good swimmers who are not coming,” Nowak said. “We want to win it, but it will be a little harder. The other teams will be really good, too.”

Union saw expansion of its team this year and ends the season with 118 active swimmers on the roster.

“It’s the biggest team I’ve had,” Nowak said. “I’ve been coaching since the team’s third season and this is the most swimmers we’ve ever had. I think a lot of it has been due to word of mouth. Kids coming to the pool to swim will ask about the team. The community is starting to recognize us. Interest in swimming as a sport in this area is growing. The Four Rivers YMCA has its own team and kids like swimming.”

Nowak recently has announced she will be stepping down after the conclusion of the season.

“I really will miss it,” Nowak said. “I’ve had over 11 years as head coach of the Squids. I had four kids swimming when I started. Two are in college and one is in high school. I am looking forward to just being a swim parent next year.”

In Monday’s meet at Lake of the Woods, the first event was the individual medley.

Union’s winners were Alexis Garlock, Porter Allmeroth and Autumn Garlock.

Squids swimming to second were Madelyn Helling, Aidan Garlock, Halle Fischer and Andrew Tchiblakian.

Earning a point for third place were Brianna Brown, Cole Cummings, Jennifer Eagan, Clay Cummings, Morgan Livesay and Tyler Bell.

In the freestyle races, Union’s winners were Matthew Tchiblakian, Rachel Bolte, Aidan Garlock, Alexis Garlock, Porter Allmeroth, Autumn Garlock and Clay Cummings.

Union’s breaststroke winners were Aubrey Gerdel, Lily Tchiblakian, Connor Smith, Maddy Tchiblakian, Abby Tchiblakian, Kate Hod and Andrew Tchiblakian.

In the freestyle relay races, Union’s winners were:

• Boys 6-Under team of Matthew Tchiblakian, Liam Callahan, Samuel Tecklenburg and Dylan Loepker;

• Girls 7-8 team of Victoria Webb, Gisele Bolzenius, Lily Tchiblakian and Rachel Bolte;

• Boys 7-8 team of Jack Allmeroth, Connor Smith, Gabe Rio and Aidan Garlock;

• Girls 11-12 team of Halle Fischer, Rilyn Tesar, Abby Tchiblakian and Alexis Garlock;

• Boys 11-12 team of Porter Allmeroth, Colton Lewis, Cole Cummings and Chad Livesay; and

• Girls 13-14 team of Kate Hood, Sierra Fenner, Jennifer Eagan and Autumn Garlock.

In the backstroke races, Union’s winners were Rachel Bolte, Maddy Tchiblakian, Abby Tchiblakian, Jennifer Eagan and Andrew Tchiblakian.

Union’s butterfly winners were Lily Tchiblakian, Alexis Garlock, Porter Allmeroth, Autumn Garlock and Jillian Johnston.

In the medley relay races, Union’s winning teams were:

• Boys 8-Under team of Jack Allmeroth, Connor Smith, Aidan Garlock and Gabe Rio;

• Girls 11-12 team of Sydney Gerdel, Abby Tchiblakian, Alexis Garlock and Halle Fischer;

• Boys 11-12 team of Colton Lewis, Jacob Nowak, Porter Allmeroth and Cole Cummings;

• Girls 13-14 team of Sierra Fenner, Kate Hood, Autumn Garlock and Jennifer Eagan; and

• Boys 13-14 team of Drew Allmeroth, Andrew Tchiblakian, Grant Smith and Clay Cummings.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games