Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island swimming & diving program scored another win today over St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn at The Tank. The women defeated the Bears 100-84 while the men cruised to a 142-8 victory. The wins keep the Dolphins undefeated all-time against the Bears as they improve to 2-0.
For the men, the win moves them to 4-5 on the year while the women improve to 4-7.
Alicia Defonte, Lisnette Salano, Victoria Crea, and Ewa Wojciechowska flew through the water to beat out their opponents with a time of 2:07.70 to start the race off with a win. Cecelia Mauro got a great start off of the block in the 1000-yard freestyle which allowed her to earn a first-place finish with a time of 14:11.72, nearly two minutes faster than her opponent.
Wojciechowska and Nicholas Defonte both followed with wins of their own. Wojciechowska showed why she is one of the top swimmers, beating her opponents in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:09.84. Defonte picked up the second win of the day for the Dolphins in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.95.
In the 50-yard freestyle, both Crea and Jonathan Gorinshteyn earned wins with times of 27.05 and 24.73, respectively. On the boards, Jessica Shaw had a good showing today, taking the top spot with a score of 159.75 while Alyssa Dunn followed her up with a 141.60. Adil El Haddad flipped and twisted his way to the top with a score of 208.12 in the one-meter while also taking the top spot in the three-meter with a 196.95.
A. Defonte blazed through the water in the 100-yard backstroke, defeating Valerie Rodriguez of St. Joseph’s by eight seconds with a time of 1:10.09.
The Dolphins never seemed in danger of losing this one as they keep their win streak alive and look ahead to York College on Thursday, January 25, which will be their final regular season meet of the season.