GO Cardinals: Womens Sports Rundown

The women’s swim team had great individual performances however they came up short losing to Brooklyn College on Thursday night. The final score was 120 to 66. Perla Rosario and Kerry-Ann Bailey lead the way for the Cardinals as they were edged out toward the end.

Rosario won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 15:01.89. On the other side of things, Bailey won both her heats and the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 29.87 and the 100- yard freestyle with a time of 1:09.65.

Marissa Buchanan placed second overall in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 15:01.89 and in the 200-yard freestyle. Overall, the women swim team’s record is 1-4, and 0-3 in CUNYAC division. While they have time to recuperate it is clear that they have work to do if they wanna content in the postseason.

The next meets aren’t until January 11 at Staten Island. Alana Johnson, Camila Philbert and Elis Urena from York College were named 2015’s City University of New York Athletic Conference Cross Country All-Stars. Johnson and Philbert were instrumental in leading the Cardinals to a third-place finish at the CUNYAC. This is York’s highest place finish since 2009. Philbert placed 11th overall out of 91 runners in the 6k race, while Johnson was fell behind her in 13th place.

Philbert’s time was a personal best, earlier this season, Philbert also had strong performances at the York Invitational on September 27 and the Queens borough Invitational on September 20, where she finished 14th and 16th respectively. Johnson on the other had to overcome an early-season injury to finish strong once again, earning her second consecutive All-Star nod.  She also had a strong showing at the York Invitational on September 27 placing 20th overall. Urena placed 17th at CUNYAC Championships.  Despite her finish outside the top-15, she was selected as an additional All-Star by the CUNYAC coaches and sports information directors for having an outstanding season.

In other news the Women’s Basketball Team improve upon their mediocre start as Cardinals Senior Angelika Ruggiano scored a career-high 28 points in a win against Medgar Evans College. Freshman Claudia Rhoden had an outstanding performance as she scored seven points in the final three minutes to lead the Cardinals to a 56-48 victory over the Cougars.

The Cardinals started the game fast, but their second half performance allowed the Cougars to get back into the game. They were able to overcome their inconsistent play on both sides of the ball with the help of Ruggiano’s 10 for 19 shooting performance. With help from Jigcara Grant’s 16 boards the Cardinals were able to pull out the win. With a tight game in the fourth quarter Rhoden scored seven of her 10 points in the crucial moments of the game. Following the win, York now improves to 2-3, 1-0 CUNYAC. The Cardinals return to action on Saturday November 28th with a home game versus Mt. St. Vincent at 1 p.m.

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