Swimming Semifinal Round Playoff Preview vs WWP South

Swimming Semifinal Round Playoff Preview vs WWP South

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Swimming Semifinal Round, veteran swimmers, 2-0

The Pirates swim team returns to the pool this afternoon at 4pm to take on West Windsor-Plainsboro South in the semifinal round of the Central, Group B bracket. Here is our swimming semifinal round playoff preview.

#5 Cinnaminson: 10-4

#1 West Windsor-Plainsboro South: 13-0

How They Got Here

Cinnaminson has continued to show its opponents why it finished the regular season 8-4 and why the program earned a berth in the team playoffs this season with wins in the first two rounds.

The Pirates opened their playoff push with a 95-75 win over #8 Brick Memorial in the program’s first-ever home playoff meet last Monday. Brian Finnan, Ben Kern and Lily Black all won individual events as Finnan took home two victories.

In the second round, the Pirates Pirates traveled to Steinert to take on Jackson Memorial last Thursday. Cinnaminson put together an incredibly dominant effort with a 102-68 victory.

Finnan and Kern each won two individual events and Black took home first in the 500 freestyle by topping her own school record with a time of 5:09.89.

All told, the Pirates lost just one event on the day and tied for another, en route to the 34-point win to advance to the semifinals of the bracket.

West Windsor-Plainsboro South, also the Pirates, has not been in the pool competitively since January 30 when the team took part in the Mercer County Championships.

South has enjoyed a double-bye to begin the Central, Group B Tournament as the one-seed.

The Pirates (WWPS) finished second in the event with 205 team points, 61 shy of first place. The Pirates won two events at their county championship and finished in the top five in 10 of 11 events.

South came in second to Notre Dame at the county championships, but beat them to open their dual meet season this year 98-74. Other big wins for South came against district rival West Windsor-Plainsboro North and Steinert.

Their final dual meet of the season was a 134-35 victory against Trenton.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com