Cleveland State Women Back In Win Column With Victory Over Youngstown

Cleveland State vs Youngstown State (W)

  • Full Results
  • Monday, January 16th
  • Hosted by Cleveland State
  • 25 yards
  • Meet Score: Cleveland State 172.5, Youngstown 127.5

The Cleveland Viking women returned to the win column for the first time since October Monday against Youngstown State, winning the dual by a score of 172.5-127.5. Prior to this meet, they had lost three consecutive duals, with their last win coming October 29th against Xavier.

Freshman Meghan Bobick (100, 200 free), sophomore Molly McNamara (100, 200 fly) and junior Tobie Zeller (100, 200 breast) won two events apiece for the Vikings. McNamera and Zeller were also on the winning 200 medley relay, and Bobick was on the winning 200 free relay. In total they won 12 of 16 events.

Sophomore Cassie Oltman also had a strong showing, winning the 100 back, taking 2nd in the 100 fly and leading off the 200 medley relay.

The Youngstown State Penguins picked up four wins on the day. Junior Madison Aranda won the first individual event of the meet in the 1000 free, clocking a time of 10:43.03. Viktoria Orosz, also a junior, had their other two pool victories, leading a 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free and also winning the 200 IM. Diver Bethany Glick was their other winner in the 1-meter diving event.

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Cleveland State

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State University women’s swimming and diving team returned home and got back on the winning track with a 172.5-127.5 victory over Youngstown State Monday evening at The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium.

CSU won 11 of the 14 swimming events held, as seven Vikings won individual swimming or diving events.

A trio of Vikings each won two individual events Monday.

Freshman Meghan Bobick won a pair of freestyle events. She started her day by claiming the 200 in 1:54.70, winning the event by over two seconds. Bobick also won the 100 free by exactly two seconds, stopping the clock in 52.72 seconds. Senior Anna Evans took second for CSU in the 100 free.

Sophomore Molly McNamara swept the butterfly events while junior Tobie Zeller swept the breaststroke events.

McNamara took the 100 fly in 58.13 seconds and beat the field in the 200 fly in 2:04.72. Her effort in the 100 fly was part of 1-2-3 CSU sweep as sophomore Cassandra Oltman was second (59.06) and freshman Madisyn Jaszcz was third (59.54).

Zeller won the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.82 and stopped the clock in the 200 in 2:27.93. Senior Madisen Tretter was the runner-up in the 100 in 1:09.39.

Oltman and sophomore Michaela Bargardi combined to sweep the backstroke events, as the former took the 100 in 57.99 seconds and the latter won the 200 in 2:08.08. Oltman’s showing in the 100 was part of strong effort by the Vikings as CSU claimed the top four places in the event.

Junior Jamie VanDewerker won the 50 freestyle in 24.85 seconds while Jaszcz was the runner-up in 25.34 seconds. VanDewerker also took second in the 100 backstroke in 59.74 seconds.

Senior Tori Taffner won 1-meter diving with 246.68 points, winning the event by less than one-quarter of a point. She took third in 3-meter diving with 246.75 points.

The Vikings won both relays contested Monday.

Oltman, Zeller, McNamara and VanDewerker won the 200 medley relay in 1:46.69 as CSU took the top two places in that event. VanDewerker also was in on CSU’s winning 200 free relay as she led off and was followed by Evans, Bobick and sophomore Ashleigh Bennett, as the quartet finished first in 1:38.06.

Sophomore Claudia Zido was the runner-up in three different events Monday. She took second in the 1000 freestyle (10:46.82), the 200 backstroke (2:12.47) and the 200 IM (2:12.80), with the last time representing a season best.

Cleveland State will continue facing Horizon League foes in dual action this weekend as both the men’s and women’s programs travel to Wright State Saturday, Jan. 21.

Youngstown State

Cleveland, Ohio – Madison Aranda, Vikotria Orosz and Bethany Glick each won events as the Youngstown State swimming and diving team was in action for the third time in three days this time competing against Cleveland State at the Buseby Natatorium on Monday.

Orosz picked up a pair of wins for the Penguins taking first place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:09.28 and the 200 IM clocking in at 2:10.19. She was second in the 200 freestyle posting a time of 1:57.18.

Aranda won the 1,000 freestyle posting a time of 10:43.03 and finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.22 behind Orosz.

Glick won the 1-meter dive with an impressive score of 293.40. She won the event by almost 40 points of YSU’s Lydia Scheringer who placed second with a 253.65.

Megan Siford narrowly missed taking first in the 3-meter dive. Siford posted a score of 246.45 placing just behind CSU’s Tori Taffner who scored a 246.68. Scheringer was third with a 240.45.

Haley Fisher was second in the 200-yard butterfly finishing with a time of 2:07.07. Hannah Reynolds came in second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:28.45. Zsani Csado posted a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.61 seconds.

YSU returns to the pool on Jan. 27 when it visits Akron.



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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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