CUA women impress with win over Susquehanna

WASHINGTON – The CUA women's swimming team earned an impressive 132-130 win over Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon.  The Cardinals won the final relay by .05 seconds to earn the two-point win.  The men's team fell to the Crusaders by a 152-110 score.

Freshman Joanna Ladas continued her torrid start to her CUA career with four more wins on Saturday, including her second school record in a week.  Ladas won the 500 with a time of 5:15.96, a new CUA record.  She also anchored the deciding relay for the Cardinals as they won the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:46.29.  Annie Cannatella, Melissa Gately and Rose Buckley joined Ladas on the relay team.

Ladas also won the 1000 free with a time of 11:28.71 and the 200 free as she finished in 1:58.79.

Lisa Brooks won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.69 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:36.80, while Shannon Silsby won the 50 free in 26.20 seconds.

On the men's side, Justin Kenyon won the 1000 free with a time of 10:36.84, while Caleb Capozella posted a trio of first place finishes in the 100 backstroke (56.27 seconds), the 200 backstroke (2:03.18) and the 400 IM (4:24.09).  Capozella is the reigning Landmark Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week.

Pat Flannery took first in the 200 butterfly as he finished in 2:03.89 and he then added a second win in the 100 butterfly (54.53).

CUA will return to the pool on Saturday, November 13 when the Cardinals travel to take on Salisbury.  The action gets underway beginning at 1:00.