The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams are at home this evening and will take on conference rivals Lehman College at 6:00pm.  The Dolphins men are looking to stay perfect in CUNYAC play as they are 2-0, while the women are looking to bounce back over .500 as they are 2-2 within the conference.  For Lehman, this is their first conference meet of the season.

Matchup: CSI Women (2-4, 2-2 CUNYAC), Men (3-1, 2-0 CUNYAC) vs. Lehman College Women (3-1, 0-0), Men (3-1, 0-0)
Where: Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Boulevard – Staten Island, NY
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Meet Time: 6:00pm
Swimmers to Watch (CSI): On the women’s side, Ewa Wojciechowska is the reigning CUNYAC Performer of the Week, and Nouran Abualam did the same on the diving board as well winning Diver of the Week.  The Dolphins will also get back Victoria Crea who has missed the last two CSI meets due to basketball commitments.  On the men’s side, Tim Sweeney has been on a tear and in his last meet two weeks ago at the Drew Invitational, he broke five CSI and CUNYAC records and achieved NCAA B-cut in the 200 Backstroke event.  Together with standouts Derek Villa and Nicholas Defonte, the Dolphins are poised to try and stay atop the conference standings.
Swimmers to Watch (LC):  Look for swimmers like Angela Mejia to lead the way for the Lightning.  Yaidee Nieves is another standout to watch in events like the breaststroke.  On the men’s side Christopher Fischer is having a fine season.  Adam Acevedo and Ryan Sanchez are freestylers who are also tough to beat in the pool and will look to factor into the scoring.
News and Notes: These two teams met in the Bronx last year.  The CSI men won 124-113 while the women scored a healthy 122-104 victory.  CSI has won the last three meetings on the men’s side, as Lehman’s last win in the series was during the 2012-13 season, when they scored a lopsided 149-90 win at the Sports & Recreation Center.  The Lightning scored a big win over CSI on the women’s side in 2011-12, but since then the series has been owned by the Dolphins as they have taken the last four meetings.  After tonight’s meet the Dolphins are taking an extensive holiday break, as they will be idle until January 12 when they take on St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at home.  After that they will travel for their final three meets before the CUNYAC Championship in the first weekend in February.