The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams are back in action tonight, resuming their CUNYAC schedule with a matchup against Baruch College at the Sports & Recreation Center at 6pm. The Dolphins are 1-3 on the season on both sides and would like to break up their current two-match slide and get back in the win column. Baruch is a perennial power in the conference, but they too are 1-3 on the season, looking to get back towards .500.
CSI vs. BARUCH COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI Men (1-3 Overall, 1-0 CUNYAC) Women (1-3 Overall, 1-0 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College Men (1-3 Overall, 1-0 CUNYAC), Women (1-3 Overall, 1-0 CUNYAC)
Where: Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Meet Time: 6:00pm
Last Year’s Result: Men: CSI lost 120-85 / Women: CSI lost 126-74
Players To Watch (CSI): CSI’s Tim Sweeney is coming off of another CUNYAC and CollegeSwimming.com Player of the Week honor after a good run against Pace University that saw him pick up two first-place finishes. Nick Defonte leads CSI with 9 top-three individual finishes this season, and is CSI’s third highest point-earner this season. On the women’s side, Naomi Gaggi is coming off a CollegeSwimming.com Player of the Week honor. Gaggi is tied for the top spot as CSI’s top point-earner this season, and her 10 top-three finished lead the team.
Players To Watch (BC): Jacky Lau is one of the most prominent CUNYAC swimmers and in Baruch’s first win against York this week, he eclipsed 1,000 career points. Look for him and swimmers like Miguel Meza to provide plenty of competition. Rose Lee has been an outstanding contributor on the women’s side and is coming off of a sweep in individual events on Tuesday.
News and Notes: CSI is hoping for better success against Baruch than last season, when both teams fell hard. CSI has not defeated Baruch on both sides since 2008. The Bearcats came in second place at the CUNYAC Championships last season on both the men’s and women’s side. CSI finished ahead of Baruch on the men’s side and behind them on the women’s ledger.