Cardinals sweep Salisbury on the road

Cardinals sweep Salisbury on the road

SALISBURY, Md. – The CUA swimming teams earned an impressive sweep over Salisbury on Saturday as the women picked up a 166-96 win and the men exacted revenge for last year's loss with a 133-129 victory.  There were a number of strong performances on both sides throughout the meet.

On the women's side of things, freshman Joanna Ladas took first in the 800 free as she crossed in 9:26.20, and she also won the 200 free (2:15.04), and the 100 free (1:03.03).

Also on the women's side, Gabby Giambagno won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:38.15 and she later took first in the 400 free (4:55.24).  Annie Cannatella was right behind her in the 400 free as she added four points to the Cardinals total with a time of 4:58.14.  Giambagno also finished second in the 800 free, finishing in 10:13.87. 

Shannon Silsby won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.76 and she added a second first place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:41.92).

Lisa Brooks (2:52.01) and Chelsea Hewitt (2:58.41) finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 breaststroke, while Brooks earned a second first place finish in the 200 IM (2:43.28).

In the 200 medley relay, the team of Silsby, Brooks, Berry and Melissa Gately took first with a time of 2:10.84 to earn 11 points for the Cardinals, while Giambago, Cannatella, Rose Buckley and Ladas cruised to a win in the 800 freestyle relay, completing the race in 9:29.75.

In the men's competition Justin Kenyon won the 800 free with a time of 9:20.57, while Caleb Capozella took first in the 100 backstroke, as he finished in 1:01.39.  Capozella also won the 200 backstroke in 2:14.20, earning nine points in the process, and he registered a third first place finish with a win in the 200 IM (2:20.34).

Luke Miller won the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.91 and Pat Flannery had another solid day for the Cardinals, winning the 200 butterfly in 2:23.83 as well as the 100 butterfly (1:00.76). 

Dominic Grillo earned nine points for CUA in the 50 free as he finished in 25.30 seconds.

CUA will be back in action next weekend when the Cardinals travel to take on Landmark Conference foe Drew on Saturday, November 20.  Action from New Jersey begins at 1:00.