By Will Willems
The Zionsville boys swimming and diving team made a little history Monday, Jan. 28, against Noblesville.
For the first time under head coach Scott Kubly, the Eagle men defeated the Millers in a dual meet, 95-85.
“This is the first time in my 24 years here that we beat the Noblesville boys in a dual meet,” Kubly said. “That is kind of exciting. The guys weren’t feeling too good today because it was a Monday and they haven’t practiced since Saturday morning, but it was a lot of heart tonight.”
Kubly said swimming well against a quality team like Noblesville at the end of the season can give the Eagles a boost as they head into the final weeks of the regular season.
“I think it will give them some confidence,” Kubly said. “Looking ahead to sectional, you want to have confidence. Whether it is a dual meet win against Noblesville or swimming well against Avon (Feb. 4), it will help.”
The Eagles only won five of the 12 events, but did a good job of locking up multiple scoring places in the events the Millers won.
“Looking at what Noblesville did at the conference meet and knowing what we could do, that is how I made the line-up to make sure we got a lot of those second, third and fourth places,” Kubly said. “We were down by four points after diving and I told them that if they wanted to win the meet they needed to win one of the last two relays. And going first and third in the 200-free relay put us over the top.”
Kyle DeCoursey led the Eagles with three event wins.
He won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.62 and then in the 100-yard freestyle won in 50.19.
In that event, the Eagles went 1-2-4 to gain valuable team points.
“We did really well in the 100-yard freestyle,” Kubly said. “I was really proud of Kyle DeCoursey, Kit Coscia (second) and Rory Coscia (fourth). They were really good.”
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.