Cardinals sweep Goucher in conference opener

TOWSON, Md. – CUA swept its Landmark Conference opener on Saturday, downing Goucher 123-82 on the men’s side and 115-78 on the women’s side.  Freshman Julia Wisler and sophomore Caleb Capozella both had strong days for the Cardinals, winning five combined events between them.

In women’s action, the 400 medley relay team of Joanna Ladas, Katherine Kelly, Rachel Berry and Rose Buckley came in first with a time of 4:24.50.  Berry later added a first place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:03.26).

Wisler continued her strong start for CUA, taking first in the 1000 free in a time of 11:31.56, and also winning the 200 IM (2:21.81), while Ladas finished first in the 200 free (2:03.32) and 100 free (26.58).

Nicole Digiacinto finished second in the 1000 free in 12:16.25, while Ali Taylor (27.27) and Aubree Guidon (27.46) went two-three in the 100 free.

Rose Buckley claimed the top spot in the 50 free with a time of 27.60 seconds, with Ashley Wilson (27.75) and Andrea Durbin (27.89) right behind in second and third.  Kristen Gunn earned a win in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.10.

On the men’s side, Justin Kenyon touched first in the 1000 free with a time of 10:45.44, while Dominic Grillo won the 50 free in 22.71 and the 100 free in 50.15. 

Capozella wrapped up a great weekend with wins in the 200 IM (2:05.16), 100 butterfly (54.28) and 100 backstroke (55.10).

Stephen Gill, Kenyon and Steve Henderson placed second through fourth in the 200 free, while Brendan Reilly, Brendan Place, Gill and Grillo took first in the 200 free relay, finishing in 1:31.63.

CUA returns to the pool on Saturday, November 5 when the Cardinals travel to Pennsylvania to take on Susquehanna.  Action gets underway beginning at 2 p.m.

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