CATs and ’Dogs ready for head-to-head battle
by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer
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LOCAL RIVALS MEET AGAIN as The Mosby Park Waterdogs will host the Cleveland Aqua Tigers, Thursday at 6 p.m. The second meeting between the two local teams will give the Waterdogs the opportunity to avenge their season-opening loss to the undefeated Aqua Tigers. Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
LOCAL RIVALS MEET AGAIN as The Mosby Park Waterdogs will host the Cleveland Aqua Tigers, Thursday at 6 p.m. The second meeting between the two local teams will give the Waterdogs the opportunity to avenge their season-opening loss to the undefeated Aqua Tigers. Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
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Local swim rivals the Cleveland Aqua Tigers and the Mosby Park Waterdogs will go head to head again on Thursday evening at Mosby Park.

The meet will give the Waterdogs the home-pool advantage and the chance to avenge their season-opening loss to the Aqua Tigers on June 3, where they were beaten 434-301.

Both the Waterdogs and the Aqua Tigers will come into Thursday’s meet well rested, having had a week off from competition.

Following their opening meet loss, the Waterdogs went up against the Ringgold (Ga.) TigerSharks three days later, losing 381-354.

Things began to turn around for the Mosby Park team when the Red Bank Gators came to town on June 10. The Waterdogs were able to get an impressive 420-337 victory over the Gators.

A second W was added to the column for the Waterdogs following their most recent 437-251 win over the Calhoun Swim Team on June 13.

The Aqua Tigers got off to a strong start and have yet to see a loss. Cleveland has yet to score less than 400 points in a dual meet.

On June 6 the Aqua Tigers traveled to Calhoun where they defeated the Calhoun Swim Team 461-269.

This strong performance was repeated a week later, when the Red Bank Gators made the trek to Tinsley Park.

The Aqua Tigers beat the Gators 458-497, extending their record to 3-0.

Last Monday the also 3-0 TigerSharks were scheduled to come to town to face off against Cleveland, but the meet was cancelled due to inclement weather.

According to the Chattanooga Area Swim League Website the Aqua Tigers are tied for first in the Red Division with the TigerSharks, with the Waterdogs coming in in second place with a record of 2-2.

The meet between the Aqua Tigers and the Waterdogs will be at Mosby Park beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.