College of Staten Island men’s swimming team took a close 108-97 victory over the Baruch College Bearcats in the conference opener on Wednesday evening. The Dolphins are 2-0 overall while the Bearcats are 0-2 overall.
CSI lead the scoring in the first four events until the Bearcats took one point lead after the 200 IM. After the following event, the 100 Butterfly, the scored was tied at 56. From there the Dolphins led in scoring to finish the meet totaling 10 gold victories of the 11 events.
Leading the Dolphins with gold medals were Nikolay Shevchenko, Vladislav Romanov, Pavel Buyanov and freshman Danila Novikov, all totaling three apiece.
Highlighting the wins was Shevchenko’s 8:53.58 time in the 800 Yard freestyle where he defeated the second place opponent by over a minute. Romanov 2:01.11 time in the 200 Yard Freestyle while Buyanov finished at 1:11.92 in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. Novikov times in at 24.35 in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
Mohammed Hikal and Joe Lee helped two relay teams to a first place win. The team of Hikal, Lee, Romanov and Buyanov scored a time of 1:53.85 in the 200 Yard Medley as the next team that included Hikal and Lee as well as Novikov and Shevchenko finished the 200 yard Freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.86.
The Dolphins men and women will host Ramapo College in their next meet on Saturday, November 20, at 1:00 pm.