2020 ISL Semifinal 2 – Cali Condors, LA Current Move on to Final

2020 International Swimming League

Cali Condors won the second semifinal match of the 2020 International Swimming League season, with 605.5 points in a dominant performance on Sunday and Monday. LA Current secured the second-place spot with 462 points. They will join the Condors in next weekend’s final against Energy Standard and London Roar.

The match was marked by, among other things, three American records for Cali Condors sensation Caeleb Dressel. Dressel and five of his teammates (Lilly King, Olivia Smoliga, Molly Hannis, Hali Flickinger, and Coleman Stewart) were among the top-10 performers of the match. King, Hannis and Stewart were all competitors in the skins races.

LA Condors’ Ryan Murphy, Beryl Gastaldello, Tom Shields, and Anastasia Gorbenko made up the rest of the top-10. It wasn’t until the 13th performance of the meet that we saw a swimmer from another team, Emre Sakci of Iron.

Rank Club Club Code Men Women Mixed Total
1 Cali Condors CAC 264.5 315.0 26.0 605.5
2 LA Current LAC 252.0 192.0 18.0 462.0
3 Iron IRO 182.5 150.0 8.0 340.5
4 Toronto Titans TOR 121.0 160.0 22.0 303.0

With the two semifinals all wrapped up, we now know the four teams that will contest the International Swimming League final. Cali Condors and LA Current will join semifinal 1’s first- and second-place teams, Energy Standard and London Roar, next weekend in Budapest to determine the league winner for the 2020 season.

Semifinals Standings

Rank Club Code SF Matches SF1 SF2 Standings Points
=1 Energy Standard ENS 1 4   4
=1 Cali Condors CAC 1   4 4
=3 London Roar LON 1 3   3
=3 LA Current LAC 1   3 3
=5 Tokyo Frog Kings TOK 1 2 2
=5 Iron IRO 1 2 2
=7 NY Breakers NYB 1 1 1
=7 Toronto Titans TOR 1 1 1

League Standings After Match 10

Rank Club Code Matches Played M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10 Standings Points
1 Cali Condors CAC 4 4 4 4 4 16
2 Energy Standard ENS 4 3 4 4 4 15
3 London Roar LON 4 4 4 3 2 13
4 LA Current LAC 4 2 4 3 3 12
5 Iron IRO 4 3 3 3 2 11
6 Tokyo Frog Kings TOK 4 3 2 2 3 10
7 Toronto Titans TOR 4 2 3 2 1 8
8 NY Breakers NYB 4 1 2 2 1 6
9 DC Trident DCT 4 2 1 1 1 5
10 Aqua Centurions AQC 4 1 1 1 1 4

Season Earnings, by Team (in USD)

Thank you to Barry Revzin for the analysis.

Below are the 2020 season payouts to each team. Interestingly, Tokyo Frog Kings is the highest-ranked team with no MVP bonuses; they still earned $700 more than Iron who benefited from $34k in MVP money.

Rank Name Code Points Indiv Relay Skins MVP Bonus Team Bonus Total Stolen
1 Cali Condors CAC 2,681.2 345,800.00 104,000.00 83,200.00 71,000.00 153,000.00 757,000.00 5,000.00
2 Energy Standard ENS 2,665.5 316,533.33 132,800.00 83,400.00 62,000.00 142,800.00 737,533.33 1,800.00
3 LA Current LAC 2,240.8 242,900.00 104,000.00 80,200.00 61,000.00 96,800.00 584,900.00 8,400.00
4 London Roar LON 2,359.0 262,200.00 108,000.00 71,400.00 23,000.00 105,200.00 569,800.00 0.00
5 Tokyo Frog Kings TOK 2,107.2 252,333.33 45,200.00 22,400.00 0.00 72,800.00 392,733.33 0.00
6 Iron IRO 1,916.0 212,633.33 23,200.00 44,400.00 34,000.00 77,800.00 392,033.33 3,800.00
7 Toronto Titans TOR 1,777.0 175,400.00 70,400.00 21,000.00 0.00 39,200.00 306,000.00 800.00
8 NY Breakers NYB 1,511.0 158,400.00 14,800.00 9,600.00 0.00 22,400.00 205,200.00 1,200.00
9 Aqua Centurions AQC 1,110.5 104,000.00 36,000.00 9,600.00 9,000.00 0.00 158,600.00 400.00
10 DC Trident DCT 1,147.8 93,000.00 37,600.00 11,600.00 0.00 11,200.00 153,400.00 0.00

 

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Ghost
1 year ago

Surprise….said no one

Hswimmer
1 year ago

Look at Coleman Stewart’s Instagram story 👀👀

Swimmer
Reply to  Hswimmer
1 year ago

I was about to say the same thing… I probably need more context but what Murphy did was wrong

DMacNCheez
Reply to  Swimmer
1 year ago

Was Murphy mad that Coleman seemed to give up before the race even started? His body language before looked like he totally took himself out of it, and he went so much slower

Swimmer
Reply to  DMacNCheez
1 year ago

I have no clue. I thought the exact opposite actually… Coleman seemed to have been taking the race much more seriously (as he should) and his performance may have been what triggered the response. Still, Murphy shouldn’t have done that

Hswimmer
Reply to  DMacNCheez
1 year ago

It shouldn’t matter what the other swimmer does. Murphy should stay in his own lane and man up.

Roch
Reply to  Hswimmer
1 year ago

Not everyone has instagram, so don’t leave us hanging…

Hswimmer
Reply to  Roch
1 year ago

It’s worth it to get one 🤣

Swimmer
Reply to  Roch
1 year ago

@Roch… on Instagram, Stewart posted a story about how Murphy called him a B*tch after saying nice job at the end of skins

Roch
Reply to  Swimmer
1 year ago

Thank you! That’s pretty atrocious behavior. So much for sportsmanship.

Zanna
Reply to  Roch
1 year ago

Coleman posted on his twitter too

LongCorse
1 year ago

I would have never expected this!!

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