Energy Standard edged the Toronto Titans to take a narrow lead into Day 2 of Match 6 in the International Swimming League (ISL) Season 2020.
It was a game of cat and mouse between the teams through the 20 races held at the Duna Arena in Budapest. With the Standard and Titans dominating, the NY Breakers and Aqua Centurions were forced to take a backseat for the most part on an entertaining day in the pool.
The Paris-based Standard got off to a brilliant start, winning three of the first four races to set their stall out for the contest.
But the Titans responded in style with a 1-2 in the women’s 200m backstroke to bag some big jackpot points before Kelsey Wog’s superb first in the women’s 200m breaststroke saw the team jump ahead of the Standard on the points board.
But the talk of the arena was the Titan’s shock win over the Standard in the women’s 4x100m medley relay. There was little to choose between them all the way to the final wall.
“That’s a big upset for us and also a really nice race to win,” said Titans head coach Byron MacDonald of the Toronto Varsity Blues.