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Sicsko, Screaming Eagles churn past John Jay; Johnson earns first coaching victory

Sicsko, Screaming Eagles churn past John Jay; Johnson earns first coaching victory

NEW YORK –  Ashley Sicsko, Kristin King and Maria Corall were triple-winners and led the Screaming Eagles to their first dual meet victory of the season, a 51-40 decision at John Jay College in Manhattan on Thursday night.

The victory also marks the first collegiate dual meet victory for new CSE head coach Mark Johnson.

The Screaming Eagles (1-1) won the opening event for the second straight weekend, taking the uncontested 200 yard IM relay in 2:20.48 on the strength of a quartet that included Kristin King, Corall, Jen Scully and Sicsko.

CSE opened up a 12-9 lead two events later when senior Shannon Tipton won the individual 200 freestyle in a time of 2:25.29.

Sicsko picked up her second win of the night in the 50 yard freestyle, churning home with a time of 28.99.

Saint Elizabeth would win the next five events, starting with Corall’s win in the 200 yard IM (2:34.21). Scully was the next to splash home first, easily winning the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:12.27.

CSE freshman Mary McChesney won the 100 yard freestyle (1:05.20) with Sicsko a winner in the following event, the 100 yard backstroke (1:16.31).

King kept Saint Elizabeth rolling with a victory in the 500 yard freestyle (6:19.28). The Eagles sealed the overall victory with a team win in the 200 yard freestyle relay on the efforts of Corall, Veronica Lubsen, Scully and King.

Saint Elizabeth will spend this weekend locally at the Drew Invitational, a three-day affair starting from Friday to Sunday. Fans can catch the Screaming Eagles in action at home in the St. Joseph’s Hall pool this Wednesday at 6 p.m. – given this is the last home meet of the season, people are encouraged to come out and join the Senior Day celebration. CSE will honor its senior trio of Tipton, King and Karkos.

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