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June 26, 2012 > Mission Valley in close matchup with San Leandro

Mission Valley in close matchup with San Leandro

By Mayuri Jayaraman, Photo by Gary Wu

On Saturday, June 16, the San Leandro Drowning Darryls welcomed Mission Valley Barracudas to the San Leandro High School pool for the third dual meet of the season. The day started warm with no clouds covering the sky. With beautiful weather, the Barracudas were reviewing their practice races in their heads before the meet started. They knew that they had to do their best because they were competing against a very strong team.

San Leandro had narrowly beaten the Barracudas in Championships last season. As usual, Barracudas shouted their team's Color Shout before the meet started. As the meet progressed, the Mission Valley Barracudas could be heard cheering their teammates on. Team points were very close but in the end, the Drowning Darryls won by a final score of 589 - 483. The Barracudas season record is now 2-1. The Barracudas sorely missed teammates who were absent due to Graduation Night.

Next week, the Mission Valley Barracudas will compete against the Newark Bluefins. The Barracudas will be hosting this meet at their pool and look forward to another exciting meet.

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