The College of Staten Island swimming and diving units picked a good time to snap their losing skids tonight, winning on the road in an important CUNYAC showdown in the Bronx, NY, against Lehman College. On the men’s side, the Dolphins picked up a 126-109 win, while the women prevailed, 109-94. Both CSI teams are 2-5 overall and 2-1 within CUNYAC play. The Lehman men fell to 3-2, 1-1, respectively, while the women fell to 2-4, 0-3.
On the women’s side, CSI got started nicely with a win in the 200-yard Medley Relay, as Alicia Defonte, Lisnette Solano, Victoria Crea and Victoria Musarella turned in a time of 2:14.28. Cecelia Mauro then turned in a fine performance in teh 1,000-yard Freestyle, winning by almost three whole minutes with a time of 14:36.19.
Ewa Wojciechowska was next in line with a tight win in the 200-yard Freestyle, and then Crea won again in the 50-yard Freestyle with a turn of 26.61. In the 200-yard Individual Medley, Defonte took the honors with a great race time of 2:41.72, winning by almost 15 seconds.
After a diving break which saw CSI take first and second with Jessica Shaw and Alyssa Dunn, respectively, Wojciechowska won again in the 100-yard Freestyle with a time of 1:01.25, and then she won again two events later in the 500-yard Freestyle, clocking in at 6:03.48. Lehman won the final two events, but by then CSI had built up a great lead and was able to slide into victory.
On the men’s side the Dolphins came from behind after Lehman won the first two events. Nicholas Defonte was CSI’s first winner, in the 200-yard Freestyle, turning in a time of 1:53.07. Peter Carle and Roberto Hidalgo placed second and third in the 50-yard Freestyle and then Jonathan Gorinshteyn got CSI closer with a win in the 200-yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:12.59.
Diving was a big factor, and the brother duo of Adil El Haddad and Ayman El Haddad went 1-2 in the one and three meter competition to power the Dolphins.
Brandon Lei took his first win of the season in the 100-yard Backstroke, winning by 11 seconds with a time of 1:03.55. Gorinshteyn added another win in the 500-yard Freestyle, coming in at 5:43.56, and then turned around and won again in the 100-yard Breaststroke.
To finish things up, CSI scored a win in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay as Hidalgo, Leo Litovsky, Carle, and Defonte came in at 1:37.84.
Next up, the CSI women will travel to face Hunter College on Monday at 6pm. The men will be idle until January 13.