The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams took to the road for their first meet of the season against Queens College yesterday. The women fell 109.5 to 75.5 while the men fell 128-99.
The men lost their opening meet for the first time since the 2012-13 season where they lost 159-67 against Maritime College. The women lost their second consecutive opening meet after failing to beat Queens College.
Ewa Wojciechowska led the way for the women swimming to a second place finish in the 200 freestyle where she finished just .8 seconds behind the first place finisher. Wojciechowska also took part in the 200 Medley Relay where she was the second swimmer into the pool to help her squad rally to a second place finish.
Tim Sweeney knocked off Jordan Melidor-Fuxis, who is the top swimmer for the Knights, in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.40 to earn a first place finish for the Dolphins. Sweeney took another first place finish later in the night when he put up a time of 54.29 in the 100 Butterfly which was a whole 9 seconds faster than the second place finisher.
The Dolphins will be back in action on Thursday, November 5 at the CSI Sports & Rec Center when they take on CUNYAC opponents Brooklyn College at 6:00 pm.