Akron Takes 11 Events in 200-102 MAC Win over Toledo

Akron vs. Toledo

  • Oct. 25, 2019
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Akron def. Toledo 200-102
  • Results

Courtesy: Akron Athletics

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron swimming and diving team earned a 200-102 victory over Toledo in Mid-American Conference action on Friday evening at Ocasek Natatorium.

In the victory, Akron notched 11 first-place finishes.

The Zips got off to a strong start in the 800 free, as each of Akron’s swimmers placed in the top three. Leading the way was freshman Andrea Galisteo (Madrid, Spain), who touched the wall at 9:01.18. Close behind was junior Brooke Lamoureux (Victoria, Canada) who finished with a time of 9:04.63, and finishing third was freshman Gail Workman (Cincinnati, Ohio) with a time of 9:14.21.

Senior Jackie Pash (Carmel, Ind.) earned four points for the Zips in the 200 free, finshing in second place with a time of 2:08.29.

Akron went on to win the next two events, with sophomore Andrea Fischer (Oak Grove, Minn.) placing first in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.56), and senior Mackenzie Vargas (Roseville, Calif) touching the wall first in the 200 fly (2:17.95).

Freshman Weronika Gorecka (Wroclaw, Poland) and sophomore Olivia Gardner (Bromsgrove, England) finished second and third, respectively in the 200 backstroke with times of 2:15.72, and 2:21.61.

Junior Paulina Nogaj (Radom, Poland) continued her dominance in the pool, coming out on top of the 50 free with a time of 25.65. Sophomore Sarah Watson (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and senior Morgan Waggoner (Fremont, Ohio) rounded out the top three with times of 26.42 and 26.60, respectively.

Akron came out on top in the three-meter diving event, with three divers finishing in the top four. Junior Andrea Bugariu (Shelby Twp., Mich.) placed first with a score of 274.05. Finishing second was senior Katelin Applin (Dansville, N.Y.) with a score of 260.55.

Coming out of the diving competition, Gardner took first in the 400 IM (5:01.18), followed by Vargas who finished second with a time of 5:06.43.

In the 100 free, senior Ellie Nebraska (Delaware, Ohio) earned four points for the Zips, finishing second with a time of 58.95.

Akron was able to put a little streak together from there, placing first in three of the next four events (400 free, 200 breast and 100 fly).

In the one-meter diving event, Akron had each of the top-three finishers, led by Applin who placed first with a score of 284.25. Placing second was Bugariu (246.60), followed closely by freshman Paige Kalik (Irwin, Penn.) who finished third with 241.58 points.

In the final individual race, the 200 IM, Garcia swam a time of 2:25.56, good enough for a second-place finish.

Capping off the night was the 400 free relay, which was won by Akron. The first-place squad, comprised of Nogaj, sophomore Sofia Henell (Linkoping, Sweden), Watson and freshman Rachel Schiffli (Indianapolis, Ind.) burned the rest of the competition, finishing with a time of 3:54.84.

The Zips will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 25, as the Zips head to Columbus to take on Ohio State and Kenyon. Action is set to begin at 6 p.m.

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Toledo women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Akron, Ohio to take on the Zips on Friday, where Akron took home the victory, 200-102. Redshirt freshman Kennedy Lovell led the way for the Rockets taking home three first-place finishes.

“We had many standout performances tonight from our swimmers and divers,” said head coach Brie Globig. “We competed against a lot of talent, which pushed us to be our best. We have started our season strong and will look to continue to build on it.”

Lovell took first in the 100 and 200 freestyle and the 200 IM. Joining Lovell in the top-three of the 100 free was junior Lisa Eriksson who took third. Freshman Lauren Kilgore and sophomore Kendra Polewski finished behind Lovell in the 200 free at third and fifth, respectively. Junior Alida Ramden joined Lovell in the top-three of the 200 IM, placing third.

Junior Izzy Jones had a strong performance in the water on Friday, taking first in both backstrokes for the Rockets. Sophomore Ashley Jeffreys took fifth in both backstroke events, while junior Gracie Storm took fourth in the 200 back.

Sophomore Joelle Gallais had strong performances for the Rockets in the diving well, taking third on the three-meter board and fourth on the one-meter board. Gallais’ scores of 249.68 in the three-meter and 240.98 in the one-meter are both season-bests.

The Rockets will return to the water on Friday, Nov. 8 as they welcome Florida Gulf Coast and Marshall for a tri-meet at the UToledo Student Recreation Center. The meet is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.

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