MEN WIN; WOMEN FALL AT SARAH LAWRENCE IN SWIMMING ACTION

The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming and diving units were on the road this afternoon, traveling to Bronxville, NY, to take on Sarah Lawrence College in non-conference competition.  The CSI men soared to a 137-52 win, extending to 6-1 overall on the season, while the women fell 133-45, to fall to 4-5 overall.

The Dolphins rolled to a big win in the opening 200-yard Medley Relay and then coasted from there.  Derek Villa earned the first individual event with an 18:23.32 run in the 1,650-yard Freestyle, winning the event by an even three minutes.  Nick Defonte then won convincingly in the 200-yard Freestyle, and in the 50-yard Freestyle, Timothy Sweeney followed with a slim win, racing in at 22.23, beating SLC’s Anthony Lee who came in at 23.08.

Before Sweeney won another in the 200-yard Butterfly, Jonathan Gorinshteyn joined the party with a win in the 400-yard Individual Medley.  Defonte won his second gold in the 200-yard Backstroke and before that freshman Omar Zaky raced in 54.78 in the 100-yard Freestyle.  Villa earned another first-place finish in the 500-yard Freestyle installment and then Gorinshteyn added another win in the 200-yard Breaststroke with a race time of 2:27.75.   To end the race, the team of Sweeney, Villa, Chris Pinto and Brandon Lei won the 400-yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:37.94.

The CSI women had a lot less luck in the pool, running into a very strong Gryphons team in the pool.  Naomi Gaggi turned in CSI’s lone first place finish, with a time of 6:08.18 in the 500-yard Freestyle.  She also turned in a second place faring with a time of 21:10.60 in the 1,650-yard Freestyle, and later, Ewa Wojciechowska also gained second in the 50-yard Freestyle with a time of 26.95.  CSI didn’t compete in the next two events and then Wojciechowska scored her second silver medal with a 58.29 turn in the 100-yard Freestyle.

Samantha Escobedo gained her highest faring in the 200-yard Backstroke, coming in at 2:33.39.  To wrap up, Alicia Defonte, Jamilia Mambetalieva, Escobedo and Olivia Brown took second in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay.

The Dolphins will now be idle until Thursday, January 19, when they travel to Adelphi University for another non-conference meet.

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