HAWKS OUT-SWIM DOLPHINS IN CUNYAC MEET, 151-70

The College of Staten Island women’s swimming & diving team took on CUNYAC rivals Hunter College tonight.  The Dolphins dove into the pool at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center, but it was the Hawks who swam away with a 151-70 victory to stay perfect in the CUNYAC.  The Dolphins fell to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the CUNYAC while the Hawks improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the CUNYAC.

The Dolphins have now dropped four straight, two of which came against CUNYAC opponents. Ewa Wojciechowska finished first in both her individual events picking up much needed points for the Dolphins but the Hawks had the depth to outscore CSI.  Wojciechowska nearly broke the CSI pool record tonight in the 100 yard freestyle, but missed it by .4 seconds with a time of 57.71.  Naomi Gaggi was able to register a strong performance for Staten Island tonight, recording a personal best time of 5:55.96 in the 500 yard freestyle.  Gaggi’s best would prove to be the best of that race, touching the wall a full six seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Jessica Shaw set a personal best in the one meter diving portion of the meet, beating out fellow teammate Nouran Abualam with a score of 155.25.  Abualam would go on to pick up first place in the three meter diving with a score of 153.37 to continue her outstanding rookie campaign.

The Dolphins will return to action on Friday, November 16 where they will host Lehman College at 6:00 pm at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center.
 

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