The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will defend their home pool tonight against the invading Pioneers of William Paterson University at 6:00 pm. Both the men and the women come into tonight’s meet unbeaten and will look to hold that up tonight.
CSI vs. WILLIAM PATERSON AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI Women (2-0, 2-0 CUNYAC), Men (1-0, 1-0 CUNYAC) vs. William Paterson Women (5-1, 0-0 NJAC), Men (6-0, 0-0 NJAC)
Where: CSI Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Meet Time: 6:00 pm
Last Year’s Result: Women lost 118-61, Men lost 125-95
Swimmers to Watch (CSI): In the men’s first meet of the season, Tim Sweeney already set the pace for the season breaking the CSI school record, CUNY record and had the 9th fastest time in all of Division III in the 200 Freestyle. Adil El Haddad continues to be a force on the board, picking up a first place and second place finish in their last meet against Brooklyn College. For the women Nora Abualam will look to continue her dominance on the planks as she has yet to finish outside of the top spot this season. Victoria Crea and Ewa Wojciechowska will lead the way in the lanes as they will use their speed to fly past their opponents and pick up points for the Dolphins.
Swimmers to Watch (WPU): Vera Blazevska is a force to be reckoned with in the pool for the Pioneers. In their last meet she posted a career-best time in the 500 free in addition to finishing first in the 100 breast and 200 IM. Courtney Lawler has helped her team to a 6-0 record on the boards, recently posting a score of 202.95 on the one-meter dive. Anthony Taboadela set season bests in his last three events in their last meet while Nick Cowie helped give the Pioneers a first place finish in the 200 free relay.
News and Notes: For the men the Dolphins return a powerful squad and will look to pick up a win over the Pioneers tonight after losing a close meet last season. The women will lean on Abualam on the boards and Crea and Wojciechowska in the lanes to help keep their undefeated record alive. The William Paterson women have yet to lose a meet this season and are a perfect 6-0, however they nearly lost to Old Westbury earlier in the year but were able to edge them out 88-85. The William Paterson men are coming off of a loss to Maritime which snapped their five meet win streak.