Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island women’s swimming & diving team snapped a two-meet losing skid by defeating the Bloodhounds of John Jay College tonight at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center. The Dolphins improved to 3-7, 3-2 in the CUNYAC while the Bloodhounds fell to 3-5, 2-3 in the CUNYAC.

The relay team of Alicia Defonte, Lisnette Salano, Victoria Crea and Ewa Wojciechowska got the Dolphins a big win by touching the wall in 2:09.68, a full forty seconds faster than the Bloodhounds’ relay squad. Wojciechowska would follow up that win with another first-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:47.59. 

The two-event win streak would come to a halt when Lexi Achtyl of John Jay College edged out Gabriella Bartley in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:21.28. Crea extended the Dolphins’ lead when she sped through the water in the 50-yard freestyle touching the way first in 27.42 seconds.

Alyssa Dunn and Jessica Shaw took the top-2 spots during the one-meter diving portion of the event with Dunn narrowly beating shaw, 117.90 to 116.40. 

Defonte won a close race to keep the Bloodhounds from inching closer in the 100-yard backstroke, picking up 9 points for the Dolphins. Cecilia Mauro recorded her best time of the season in the 500-yard freestyle (6:44.99) which earned her first place and secured the meet for Staten Island. 

The Bloodhounds would go on to win the final two events but they ran out of events to complete the comeback as the Dolphins moved above .500 in the CUNYAC.

CSI will return to action on Saturday, January 20 when they play host to St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn and St. Joseph’s College – Long Island.