POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, October 26. THE Fordham swimming & diving teams split their meet with Marist College this evening in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Fordham women (1-0) topped the Red Foxes, 154-87, while the Fordham men (0-1) were edged out in the final two events, falling by a 127-116 count.
On the women's side, sophomores Caitlin Napoli and Nicole Marshall led the way, with two individual event wins and a victory in the 400 medley relay. Along with Christina Cosentino and Amanda Ciccone, they started the night by winning the 400 medley relay in 3:57.91. Napoli then went on to take first in the 200 freestyle (1:54.87) and the 200 butterfly (2:07.52), while Marshall won the 200 IM (2:09.90) and the 200 breaststroke (2:26.84).
Fordham posted wins in four other individual events and the 400 freestyle relay. Ashley Ukleja won the 500 freestyle (10:34.42) with Tressa Dunn following with a win in the 50 freestyle (25.66). Ciccone took the 100 freestyle (54.00), while Cosentino won the 200 backstroke (2:09.63).
In the 400 freestyle relay, the group of Dunn, Kristin Colton, Amanda Irving, and Ciccone won in a time of 3:40.26.
For the men, Fordham was outlasted by Marist in the final two events to take an 11-point victory. Following the final diving event, Fordham led 104-103 with the 200 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay remaining. Marist took first in both events, thwarting the Rams' night.
Fordham's Ryan Coombs led the way with two wins, and helped the 400 medley relay team to a first place finish in 3:34.28. Individually, Coombs took the 200 freestyle in 1:46.03 and the 200 butterfly in 1:59.38. Donnie Callara also had two wins in the diving, scoring 283.87 in the one-meter and 278.48 in the three-meter.
Justin Coombs and Robert Gitman concluded the wins for Fordham. Both were a part of the winning 400 medley relay team, while Coombs took the 100 freestyle (48.81), while Gitman won the 200 backstroke (1:57.60).
Special thanks to Fordham for contributing this report.