Michigan wrestling win at Ohio State among busy Friday night for local college teams
After dropping its first two bouts Friday night, the Michigan wrestling team wouldn’t lose again in a 27-9 win at Ohio State.
Fifth-year senior captain Anthony Biondo’s 100th collegiate win was Michigan’s first win of the night at 197 pounds. From there, the Wolverines (8-2, 3-0 Big Ten) rolled through six additional wins, including the night's only pin by heavyweight Ben Apland.
Michigan’s Kelley Russell, the nation’s top-ranked 141-pounder, added a major decision and Eric Grajales had a technical fall at 149 pounds. (More details)
Men’s basketball Concordia (Ann Arbor) 85, Concordia (Wisc.) 81: Belleville High School graduate Marius Williams had 24 points and nine assists to lead Concordia (Ann Arbor) to a comeback win over its sister school. The game was part of the Concordia Invitational Tournament being played in Ann Arbor. Austin Cook (15 points), John Shaeffer (14) and Rocko Holmes (14) also reached double-digits for the Cardinals (14-9). A Ryan Walton basket with 6:41 left to play gave the Cardinals their first lead of the second half. Concordia (Ann Arbor) plays Concordia (Chicago) in the tournament final at 7:20 p.m. Saturday.
Women’s basketball Concordia (Ann Arbor) 83, Concordia (Wisc.) 48: Kortni Ellsworth scored 22 points as host Concordia (Ann Arbor) won a first-round game in the Concordia Invitational Tournament. Catherine Herriman and Brittany Simmons added 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (15-8). Concordia (Ann Arbor) plays Concordia (Neb.) in Saturday’s 5 p.m. championship game.
Women’s swimming Michigan 141, Michigan State 93: Kally Fayhee (500 free, 1,000 free) and Adrienne Bicek (400 IM, 100 free) won a pair of individual events as the No. 15 Wolverines won their 22nd straight dual meet over Michigan State. (More details | Complete results)
Eastern Michigan 123.5, Xavier 85.5: Sophomore Briana Emig won the 200 and 1,000 freestyle races in the Eagles’ non-conference win at Jones Natatorium. (More details)
Men’s swimming Michigan leads Big Ten quad: The No. 13-ranked Wolverines won two relays, two individual races and both diving events to lead No. 11 Ohio State (103-77), Northwestern (151-35) and Penn State (146-40) after the first day of a Big Ten quad meet at Canham Natatorium. The meet concludes at 11 a.m. Saturday. Michigan will honor its senior class prior to the meet. (More details | Complete results)
Eastern Michigan 129, Xavier 108: Matt Zavislak won the 50 freestyle in a personal-best time of 21.24 seconds and swam a leg of Eastern’s winning 200 medley relay. Saline High School graduate Justin Duong added a win in the 100 backstroke in the Eagles’ non-conference victory. (More details)
Women’s water polo Michigan 11, UC-Santa Barbara 10; Michigan 12, Concordia (Calif.) 6: Senior Lauren Orth scored a sudden-death overtime goal to give No. 7-ranked Michigan the win over No. 12 Santa Barbara in the Gauchos’ pool. Orth was just one native Californian to have a big day for Michigan in her home state. Goalkeepers Morgan Turner and Alex Adamson split time in both wins while Kelsey Nolan and Audrey Pratt had multi-goal games. (More details)
Men’s tennis Duke 7, Michigan 0: The No. 14 Blue Devils blanked No. 24 Michigan on their home courts in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Michigan will play No. 25 Virginia Tech in Saturday’s consolation round. (More details)