SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, October 22. FOR the second consecutive season, the Cabrini men's swimming team split a pair of dual meets to open the season. On Saturday, Cabrini topped FDU-Florham 68-26 and fell to Scranton 63-32 at the University of Scranton's tri-meet. The victory over FDU-Florham is the first for new Cabrini swim coach Ciny Ikeler.

Sophomore Evan Strickland and junior Tim McCann picked up where they left off last season. Strickland posted his first win of the year, taking the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.76, and finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.15.

McCann posted a pair of third place finishes in his distance events. The junior finished the 100-yard freestyle in 11:57.51 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:48.12, one spot behind freshman Sean Tallon (5:44.14).


Sophomore Keith Marr also recorded a pair of top three finishes in his debut. Marr finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (51.69), just ahead of freshman Scott Hunt, and third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.60).

Sophomore Nick Platt posted a 1:05.07 to finish second in the 100-yard backstroke. Freshman Chris Ryan added third place finish in the 100-yard
butterfly, finishing in 1:04.39.

The Blue and White also posted a pair of top three finishes in the relays. The team of Brandon Mazepa, Strickland, Ryan and Tallon finished third in the 200-yard medley relay, with a time of 1:50.31. Ryan, Hunt, McCann and Marr closed the meet with a second place finish in 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:40.97.

The Cabrini College women's swimming team got its 2012-13 seasons off to a great start as the Blue and White team notched a dual meet win over FDU-Florham while falling to the University of Scranton today at Scranton's tri-meet. The women topped FDU-Florham 56-37, handing new coach Cindy Ikeler her first career victory, and lost to Scranton 63-31.

While the meet was scored as three separate dual meets, all of the events included swimmers from Cabrini, FDU-Florham and Scranton.

The Cavaliers were led by junior Courtney Good who posted her first career victory in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:08.33. The rookie also posted a time of 2:28.46 in the 200-yard individual medley to place third.

Junior Elyse Phillips was impressive in the long distance events for the Cavaliers, finishing second in the 500-yard freestyle (6:42.22) and third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (13:37.21).

Freshman Jeanine Kohlbrecker placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:26.79), while junior Kimberly Crowther and Alexis Drew both finished third in 100-yard freestyle (1:09.10) and 100-yard butterfly (1:11.78), respectively.

Cabrini's relay teams also posted a pair of third place finishes. The team of Good, Kohlbecker, Jessica Pepenella and Crowther opened the meet with a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, with a time of 2:13.40. Maryellen Jerram, Lauren Ciccariello, Phillips and Alexis Drew joined forces to post a time of 2:03.95 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

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Results: Cabrini vs. Scranton, FDU-Florham


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