Swimming splits meet against Lebanon Valley

By Bethany Bigenho
November 14, 2012

The Cabrini men’s and women’s swim team both faced off at the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen. The men’s team beat Lebanon Valley and the team enhanced their record to 3-4 after a 102.5-95.5 win. The women’s team came up short by a score of 131-60.

Elyse Phillips and Courtney Good, both juniors, led the Cabrini women’s team. Phillips finished second in the 800-yard freestyle with a time of 11:20.47. Phillips also placed third in the 400-yard freestyle in 5:47.12. Courtney Good added another win in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:39.27. Good also took second in the 100-yard backstroke with time of 1:14.53.

Good, Jeanine Kohlbecker, Jessica Pepenella, and Kimberly Crowther noted a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:26.80.

“The team continues to impress me more and more every week,” first-year head coach Cindy Ikeler said. “While we still have many things to work on and many area’s to grow and improve upon, the swimmers have taken every challenge I have given them heads on. They are starting to see the results of their commitment and hard work and I have seen them really step up as a team, not as just individuals. I already know that this team, these swimmers are setting the table for many great season’s to come.”

The Cabrini men’s team started the meet with two finishes in the relay events. Nick Platt and Evan Strickland along with Rocco Del Monte and Keith Marr swam and won with a 1:58.38 to win the 200-yard medley relay.

Platt joined junior Brandon Mazepa and freshmen Scott Hunt and Chris Ryan to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:50.06.

The three Cavaliers that led the men’s team in individual wins were Evan Strickland, Del Monte and Marr. Strickland had wins in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.

Del Monte won the 200-yard freestyle with a  2:11.17  finish. Mazepa trailed close behing. Del Monte then finished second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.7, only 0.07 seconds out of the lead. Keith Marr won the 100-freestyle with a time of 55.90, after finishing behind Strickland in the 50-yard freestyle.

The men’s and women’s team’s will next take on Albright College.

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