Toledo Leads Bowling Green by Just 4 Points Through Day 1 of Rivalry Dual Meet

BOWLING GREEN STATE vs. TOLEDO

  • February 7-8, 2020
  • Hosted by Bowling Green
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results

TEAM SCORES

  • TOLEDO 95
  • BOWLING GREEN STATE 91

Bowling Green and Toledo met on Friday for day 1 of their rivalry dual meet. The teams are close in the score through the day’s events, with Toledo leading by just 4 points. Competition continues tomorrow to determine the winner. Daisy Platts put up a highlight swim for Bowling Green in the 100 back. She won in 55.28, marking the 10th fastest time in program history. She now owns 6 of the 10 fastest times ever for Bowling Green in the event.

Bowling Green started the day with a 3-win streak. They took the 400 medley relay in 3:49.61. Maddy Andrews (5:03.95) won the 500 free, while Taylor Harris (1:06.05) won the 100 breast. Toledo’s Duda Sales then snapped their streak as she won the 100 fly in 56.12. Platts followed with her 100 back win.

The Toledo women then rallied for their own 3-win streak to set up strong momentum for day 2. Izzy Jones dominated the 200 free in 1:48.88. Lauren Kilgore then cruised to victory with a 4:25.16 in the 400 IM, 5 seconds ahead of Platts (4:30.35). They closed the day with a 1:35.25 win in the 200 free relay.

PRESS RELEASE – BOWLING GREEN STATE

Bowling Green, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University women’s swim and dive team finished part one of the Battle of I-75, trailing UT 91-95. In the evening’s only diving event, Talisa Lemke finished first and broke the program’s 1 meter dive record with a score of 346.80. The senior, who also holds the school’s 3 meter dive record, has won 14 diving events this season. Kylie Mosset also gave a career-best performance on the 1 meter board, scoring 305.00. This is the first time the sophomore has scored over 300 in a diving event. The duo will compete at the NCAA Diving Zones for the second consecutive year.

The Falcons started the evening quickly, taking first place in the first three events. The 400-yard medley relay team of Daisy PlattsTaylor HarrisSarah Hennings, and Anna Eriksson finished in 3:49.61 to win their sixth medley relay of the year. Maddy Andrews followed with a victory in the 500-yard freestyle, taking first in 5:03.95. Kellie House backed Andrews with a second-place finish, touching the wall at 5:05.55. In a tightly raced 100-yard breaststroke, freshman Taylor Harris edged a pair of Rockets to win her second event of the year. Her time of 1:06.05 was just 0.13 seconds faster than the runner-up, and only 0.39 seconds ahead of the third-place racer.

After Sarah Hennings and Anna Eriksson took second and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly, Daisy Platts earned a victory in the 100-yard backstroke. Her time of 55.28 is the tenth-fastest in school history, giving her six of the top ten times in the 100 backstroke. Five of those times are from this season, and Platts has 12 top 10 event times this season. Maddy Andrews gave another strong freestyle performance, finishing third in the 200 with a time of 1:55.43. Platts and Meghan Burnard took second and third in the 400-yard individual medley. Platts had a time of 4:30.35 and Burnard finished in 4:39.91, the fastest time of her four-year career. The evening concluded with the 200-yard freestyle relay, which saw the Falcon Relay team of Platts, Eriksson, Noelle Lavigne, and Gillian Boal place second in 1:36.01.

First Place Falcons

Notable Performances

Coach’s Quote
“It’s a great meet, very competitive on both sides. I think we match up well with each other. I think tomorrow’s going to be our better day because we’re better at the 200s than we are at the 100s, so hopefully we can pull it out. I’m happy with the way we finished races today, that’s something I’m very pleased with. It shows in our training, we’ve been training really hard and we were able to bring it home. Maddy’s 500 was great, the last 25 of Daisy’s 100 backstroke was great, Taylor was the fastest in the last 50 of her breaststroke. It was awesome to see Talisa and Kylie do great and have Meghan Burnard bring home her best time. Tomorrow is going to be exciting.”

Up Next
The Battle of I-75 will resume at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow in Cooper Pool. The Falcons and Rockets will start with the 80-87 score and finish the remaining events. Before the meet begins, BGSU will recognize seniors Meghan BurnardSarah FergusTalisa Lemke, and Michaela Ruddock. Following tomorrow’s meet, the Orange and Brown will have two weekends to rest and prepare for the 2020 MAC Championships. The 2020 MAC Championships will be hosted by Buffalo and run from Wednesday, Feb. 26, to Saturday, Feb. 29.

Follow The Falcons
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Twitter – @BGAthletics and @FalconSwimDive
Instagram – ‘bgfalcons’ and ‘FalconSwimDive’
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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona (2013-2015) and the University of Florida (2011-2013). While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She's also a high school graduate of The …

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