The College of Staten Island men’s & women’s swimming & diving team hit the road tonight to take on CUNYAC opponent’s, Brooklyn College. The women are coming off of a CUNYAC win over John Jay College while the men have been inactive since January 5.
CSI VS BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Matchup: CSIM (4-1, 1-1 CUNYAC) CSIW (3-5, 2-2 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn M (3-3, 1-2 CUNYAC) / Brooklyn W (2-7, 1-4 CUNYAC)
Where: West Quad Center Pool – 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Last Meeting: November 3, 2017, CSI W won, 117-81 / CSI M won, 116-112
Players to Watch (CSI): Leo Litovsky will be eager to get back in the pool after touching the wall in 31.85 seconds in the 50 Backstroke in Florida. Leo has eight medals on the year, with one first-place finish. Michael Stora leads the Dolphins with eight first-place finishes this season. Stora finished 26th out of 45 participants with a time of 29.56. For the women, Lisnette Salano and Kimberly Hernandez will look to build off of their success in their last meet. Alicia Defonte and Gabriella Barley performed well for the Dolphins and will look to take another first-place finish as part of the relay squad.
Players to Watch (BC): Omar Hasan-Hafez gave the Bulldogs their only win in their last outing, finishing in first in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.56. Thomas Wong and Gabriel Contreras also swam well in their respective events, each picking up a second-place finish. Emily Yang turned in a second-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:34.83 and will look to improve upon that tonight.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have dominated the Bulldogs in the lanes all-time as both the men and the women have lost just once each. Both of the Bulldogs’ teams come in on a losing skid and will look to start a win streak against the Dolphins to try and make up ground in the all-time series. Both teams for Staten Island come in on a winning streak and will want to keep that intact.