Shelton High\u2019s girls swim team began the season with an 88-82 victory over Jonathan Law at the Shelton Community Center Pool on Friday \u2014 the makings of which were perhaps not surprising but satisfying for coach Tom Jurzynski. \u201cWe have a lot of new faces this year, so I really had no idea how this was going to go,\u201d said the Shelton coach, whose team lost eight swimmers to graduation a year ago and saw many returnees step up and newcomers step in and contribute. \u201cIt\u2019s great to get a good win and it\u2019s a win over a good team so we\u2019re happy with that. It should be a good confidence booster for them.\u201d \u201cWe knew it wasn\u2019t going to be easy,\u201d said Jurzynski, whose team took first place in 10-of-12 events and led wire to wire, but was challenged in each event by Law which recorded second-place finishes in each of the events Shelton won. Law also had several third- and fourth-place outcomes, but Shelton\u2019s first-place finishes kept the home squad in front. The meet began with the 200 yard medley relay contingent of Emma Parkes, Olivia D\u2019Addio, Louise Kim and Anastasia Alcaraz-Sim winning in 2:02.64. Alyssa Breton won the 200 freestyle in 2:08.16, a solid 12 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Shelton\u2019s best finish in the 200 individual medley was the second-place effort turned in by D\u2019Addio, who had a time of 2:32.21. Kim was first in the 50, sprinting to a time of 24.82, and the 100 with a time of 54.97. Parkes won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.60. Bretan was tops in the 500 with a time of 5:40.71. The 200 free relay of Alcaraz-Sim, Kim, Kayla Bretan and Alyssa Bretan was first in 1:48.28. Parkes won the 100 backstroke in 1:07.40. D\u2019Addio won the 100 breaststroke race in 1:19.08. Shelton\u2019s 400 free relay of Alyssa Bretan, D\u2019Addio, Kayla Bretan and Parkes took second in 4:08.53. Kayla Bretan is one of eight freshmen in the lineup. The third-place 200 medley relay (2:15.98) includes two freshmen (Greta Parkes and Maranda Balcerzak) and two seniors (Emma Turchuk and Tania Montano). \u201cI think we did really well for the first meet. We tried to pump each other up,\u201d said Kim, one of Shelton\u2019s captains. \u201cWe definitely had some surprising, really good swims. I\u2019m really excited to see what they\u2019ll do in future meets,\u201d said Emma Parkes, another captain, referring to the new team members. \u201cIt was nice to see them do well today,\u201d Kim added. Jurzynski noted that the team has some tough upcoming meets, beginning with the Friday, Sept 15, 4 p.m. visit to Sacred Heart Academy at Albertus Magnus College.