Akron Posts 9 First Place Finishes in 140-100 Win Over BGSU

Bowling Green at Akron

  • Jan. 31, 2019
  • Akron def. BGSU 140-100
  • Results

Courtesy: Akron Athletics

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron swimming and diving team earned a 140-100 victory over Bowling Green in Mid-American Conference action on Thursday evening at Ocasek Natatorium.

Akron notched nine first-place finishes, while earning second in all four events that Bowling Green won.

The 400 medley relay team of junior Morgan Waggoner (Fremont, Ohio), sophomores Paula Garcia (Madrid, Spain) and Paulina Nogaj (Radom, Poland) and senior Ragen Engel (Springfield, Ohio) swam to a victory in a time of 3:46.69 to kick off the dual.

Akron recorded the top two time in the 1,000 freestyle with senior Emma King (Centerville, Ohio) touching the wall first in a time of 10:22.59 and junior Jessica Bonezzi (Wooster, Ohio) coming second at 10:22.97.

Freshman Sarah Watson (Winnipeg, Manitoba) finished first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.56, while freshman McKenzie Rice (Liberty Township, Ohio) (1:54.94) and sophomore Brooke Lamoureux (Belleville, Ontario) (1:55.04) earned third and fourth place, respectively.

Two Zips, Engel and Waggoner, tied for first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.91, with freshman Avery Movold (Prince George, British Columbia) taking third in 23.93.

Akron earned the top four times in the 200 individual medley. Senior Sadie Fazekas (Windsor, Ontario) touched the wall first with a time of 2:04.90, while freshmen Sofia Henell (Linkoping, Sweden) and Olivia Gardner (Bromsgrove, England) and sophomore Ally Wharton (New Albany, Ohio) finished second, third and fourth, respectively.

In the three-meter diving, Bowling Green’s Talisa Lemke won the event with a score of 320.10, while senior Karly Crail (Edgewood, Ky.) was the top Zip in the event, taking second with a score of 294.07. Junior Katelyn Applin (Dansville, N.Y.) placed third, earning an NCAA zone cut with a score of 280.65 and freshman Kamryn Goodrick (Chesterland, Ohio) finished fourth (264.15).

Nogaj finished the 200 butterfly in 2:00.46 to take top honors, while junior Mackenzie Vargas (Roseville, Calif.) touched the wall at 2:07.52 to take third. Fazekas carried the Zips’ momentum into the 100 freestyle, where she took first with a time of 51.97.

Bowling Green’s Daisy Platts earned the Falcons first victory in a swimming event, touching the wall in a time of 1:59.04 in the 200 backstroke. Akron garnered second and third, with Movold touching second in 2:01.01 followed by Gardner (2:02.36).

The Falcons also took top honors in the 500 freestyle, but Nogaj came in second with a time of 5:08.11.

Back on the boards, Lemke also won the one-meter diving for BGSU with a score of 304.57. Goodrick earned second for the Zips, recording a score of 273.30.

In the 200 breaststroke, Garcia turned in a time of 2:21.57 to win the event.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Engel, Fazekas, Watson and Henell capped off the dual with a win after touching the wall with a time of 1:32.65.

The Zips return to action tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 1, as they host Ohio in their final regular season meet. The action is slated to start at 5 p.m. Prior to the dual, Akron will honor its senior class, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Courtesy: Bowling Green Athletics

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University swimming and diving program came up just short, losing 140-100 to Akron. The Falcons made a late surge, but were held off in the end. Once again, Talisa Lemke led the Falcons, totaling 18 points for the second consecutive meet. The loss moves Bowling Green to 7-4 on the season, with a 1-2 showing in MAC competition.

First Place Falcons

  • Talisa Lemke once again came away with a first place finish in the 3-meter dive event. She was earned nine points for the Falcons with a score of 320.10.
  • Daisy Platts came away with the first Falcons first place finish in a swimming event for the meet, winning the 200 Backstroke with a time of 1:59.04, claiming nine points for BGSU.
  • In the following event, Kellie House kept the momentum rolling along for Bowling Green taking first place in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:06.29
  • The Falcons won their third consecutive event when Lemke won the 1-meter dive event, bring her total to 18 points on the evening. This is the second consecutive meet that Lemke has won both dive events after she did the same against Eastern Michigan.

    Other Top Performances

  • The meet began with the 400 Medley Relay, where the team of Platts, Nikki Borgerding, Sarah Hennings, and Anna Eriksson opened the competition with a second place finish.
  • Platts continued her strong performance with another second place finish, this time solo, finishing the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:54.18
  • Hennings added another runner-up finish for the Falcons, coming in second in the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:06.57
  • Bowling Green captured second, third, and fourth in the 100 Freestyle with Franziska Wohlert (52.29), Ashleigh Franks (53.64) and Shaunna Jones (53.97) concluding respectively.
  • In the 200 Breaststroke, Bowling Green took second, third, fourth, and fifth. The finishers for the Falcons were Borgerding (2:24.56), Emily Verbrugge (2:26.63), Kristen Puthoff (2:33.18) and Kasie Perretta (2:33.63).
  • In the meet’s final event, the 200 Freestyle Relay, BGSU had teams finishing in second, third, and fourth.

Up Next
The Falcons will continue their MAC play Friday, Feb. 1 when they travel to Buffalo for another dual meet, starting at 4 p.m. The two MAC rivals last met in 2016-17, with BGSU coming up just short to the Bulls, 187-113. Buffalo will enter the contest with a 1-4 record, including being 0-2 within the MAC. On the course of this season, they have lost to Akron and Eastern Michigan, with their lone win coming against Duquesne. This will be the Bulls’ final meet prior to the MAC Championships.

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