Akron vs Eastern Michigan (W)
- Saturday, November 6, 2021
- Ypsilanti, Mich.
- Final Results PDF
Courtesy: Akron Athletics
Ypsilanti, Mich. – The Akron swimming and diving team recorded its second dual meet win of the season as the Zips defeated Eastern Michigan 161-138 on Saturday.
Akron won 10-of-16 events as the 400-yard medley relay team posted the Zips initial victory by stopping the timer at 3:46.07 – Weronika Gorecka (57.06, backstroke), Andrea Fischer (1:03.82, breaststroke), Sarah Watson (54.95, butterfly) and Rachel Schiffli (50.24, freestyle).
Paulina Nogaj flew to a 55.17 time in the 100-yard backstroke for the Zips second win of the meet, while Fischer (1:04.23) and Paula Garcia (1:04.28) finished first and second in the 100-yard breaststroke, respectively. Fischer and Garcia posted the same result in the 200-yard breaststroke with 2:19.43 and 2:20.56 times.
Sarah Watson added a pair of wins in the 50 and 100 freestyle events with 23.42 and 50.41 times, while Schiffli touched second in the 100 Free (52.03).
Akron swept the top three spots in the 200-yard backstroke event as Nogaj recorded her second individual win with a 2:00.89 time and Gorecka (2:01.03) and Victoria Kaufman (2:05.82) followed.
The Zips closed out the meet with three consecutive wins as Schiffli won the 100-yard butterfly (55.97), and freshman Kendall Craig posted her first individual collegiate win in the 300-yard individual medley with a 3:17.00 time.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Olivia Derodes, Nogaj, Watson and Kaufman posted the final win of the meet to secure the Zips dual meet victory, finishing 2.52-seconds before the runner-up team with a 1:34.00 time.
Akron will be back in action at Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium as the Zips host Ohio State for a dual meet on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Courtesy: EMU Athletics
The result drops the Eagles’ overall record in duals meets to 1-1 on the season.
“Very competitive meet today,” Head Swimming Coach Derek Perkins said. “Great energy from our team today. Our divers were stellar again this week, taking care of business on both of their events. Lucie Fioux had her first win today with an impressive early season time in the 200 free. Our captains, Ali and Riley, were warriors today. They were impressive and carried us throughout the meet. Sav Mouat with back-to-back wins, both season-bests. Abby Szadorski finished with a lifetime best in the 200 breast today. She keeps getting better every week. Olivia Clarino made some big-time improvements. All in all, it was an impressive team performance regardless of the score.”
Senior diver Bethany Berger (Batavia, Ohio-Glen Este) swept both of the 1-meter diving events on Saturday, capturing first place in the first event with a score of 270.68 and placing first in the final diving event with a score of 292.58.
Fellow senior Ali Staver (Bettendorf, Iowa-Pleasant Valley) took first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.08.
Sophomore Sav Mouat (Tecumseh, Ontario-All Saints) won both the 1000-yard freestyle (10:17.27) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.07), while freshman Lucie Fioux (Clermont-Ferrand, France- Godefroy de Bouillon) also tabbed a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.96).
The Green and White will travel to Rochester, Mich. to face Oakland on Friday, Nov. 12, in a dual meet. The first event is scheduled for 5 p.m. For updates on all things Eastern Michigan swim and dive, continue to check EMUEagles.com and be sure to follow the team on Twitter, @EMUSwimDive, and Instagram, @emuswimanddive.
400 Medley Relay
2. Eastern Michigan A – 3:52.15
4. Eastern Michigan B – 3:58.81
5. Eastern Michigan C – 4:00.24
200 Free Relay
2. Eastern Michigan A – 1:36.52
3. Eastern Michigan B – 1:36.63