The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took to the road this evening, and fell on both ends to the William Paterson University Pioneers as part of non-conference play. The CSI women fel 103-73 on the women’s side of the boxscore, while the men fell by a count of 117-81. Both Dolphins’ teams fell to 1-3 overall, while WPU advanced to 5-0 on the men’s side and 4-0 on the women’s side.
Despite the tough defeat on the women’s side, CSI received a strong outing from senior Ewa Wojciechowska, who swept three individual races on her own, all in freestyle competition. First came the 1,000-yard Freestyle, where she topped out WPU’s Casey Murphy by over 45 seconds with a time of 11:31.19. Just a handful of events later, Wojciechowska posted a race time of 26.54 in the 50-yard Freestyle, winning by one-one hundredth of a second. Six events later, Wojciechowska completed the hat trick with a 57.71 run in the 100-yard Freestyle, winning the event by less than two seconds over Kelsey Vespe.
On the men’s side, Jonathan Gorinshteyn posted a major highlight, scoring CSI’s only first-place finish on the evening in swim events with a tremendous 1:05.95 race in the 100-yard Breaststroke competition, narrowly beating out Samuel Melendez’ time of 1:07.26.
Ayman El Haddad also shined for CSI, taking both the one-meter and three-meter board work against a pair of WPU divers. El Haddad scored 175.95 in the one-meter competition, while posting 163.95 in three-meter jumps.
The win by the Pioneers lifted their women’s team to 7-0 all-time against CSI, while the men now have an all-time record of 6-1 over CSI.
The Dolphins are next back in action on Saturday, when they host another powerful side in Montclair State University at 1pm at the Sports & Recreation Center.