The College of Staten Island swimming & diving team hosted FDU-Florham for their second consecutive meet at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center. The Dolphins and Devils squared off for the first time in school history and the Devils were able to best the Dolphins on both sides. The men fell to 1-2 after they lost 114-99, while the women shared the same fate by falling 104-66.
The men started off on the right foot by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.75. Following the men’s 200-yard medley relay was the women’s 1000-yard freestyle in which Milly Miller of FDU was able to break the CSI pool record with a time of 11:12.28. Eric Bang of FDU followed Miller with another first-place finish to give 9 points to the men’s team with a time of 10:39.28.
Ewa Wojciechowska rebounded with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle, after claiming second in the 1000-yard freestyle, with a time of 26.85. Jonathan Gorinshteyn kept the men close when he took first in the 50-yard freestyle just three-tenths of a second ahead of the second place finisher. Alyssa Dunn has done well for the Dolphins this season and she continued that this afternoon with yet another first-place finish with a score of 115.73. Helping the men on the boards was Adil El Haddad who also earned first in both the one-meter and three-meter diving with season-high scores of 191.33, and 214.05.
Nick Defonte brought the Dolphins close to the Devils with a time of 58.91 in the 100-yard backstroke which earned his team 9 points.
The men would ultimately fall short of picking up their second straight win while the women suffered a non-conference loss as well.
Both teams will return to action on Tuesday, November 7 when they travel to Wayne, NJ for a non-conference meet against William Paterson at 6:00 pm.