Penn State upsets Michigan women's swimming in final event and more Saturday results
The Michigan women’s swimming team lost a heart-breaker on Senior Day at Canham Natatorium when Penn State rallied for a 123-120 win Saturday.
No. 15-ranked Michigan led 110-97 with two events remaining, but the 25th-ranked Nittany Lions went 1-2 in the 200-yard breaststroke and won the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, to secure the upset.
It was the last dual meet of the season for the Wolverines. Coach Jim Richardson says he doesn’t think the result will carry over to the postseason.
“It won’t affect us. We have bigger fish to fry at the Big Ten Championships, and it starts Monday,” he said. “We’ve got 2 1/2 weeks to prepare to swim our best races of the season. It starts with proper rest and proper recovery.”
The Big Ten Championships will be held Feb. 16-19 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind.
On Saturday, Penn State’s Chelsea Weedman (200 IM, 200 butterfly) and Amy Modglin (200 backstroke, 200 freestyle) won two individual events apiece.
Natasha Moodie (50, 100 freestyles) and Adrienne Bicek (500, 1,000 freestyles) won twice for Michigan.
Men’s swimming Big Ten Quad: The No. 13 Wolverines completed a quad meet win at Canham Natatorium, beating No. 11 Ohio State (187-141), Northwestern (272.5-61.5) and Penn State (262-72). Sophomore Miguel Ortiz completed a two-day sweep of the sprint events by winning the 100 freestyle in 45.03 seconds. (More details)
Eastern Michigan 180, Miami (Ohio) 116: The Eagles won 13 of 16 events to extend their MAC dual meet winning streak to 59. (More details)
Women’s track Indiana Relays: Michigan fifth-year senior Alisha Cole won the 200 and 400-meter dashes and the Wolverines had a total of six wins at the 20-team, two-day event. Saline High School graduate Alex Leptich, who won the mile run on Friday, was part of the Wolverines’ winning two-mile relay on Saturday. (Complete results)
Penn State National Invitational: Eastern Michigan’s Lauren Quaintance, part of the Eagles’ record-setting distance medley relay team on Friday, won the 800-meter run on Saturday. Eastern’s Jessica Novakowski won the pole vault. (More details)
Women’s water polo UCSB Winter Invitational: Seniors Alison Mantel and Lauren Orth each had six goals as No. 7-ranked Michigan beat No. 18 UC-San Diego, 11-8, and No. 10 UC-Irvine, 13-11. (More details) Men’s tennis Michigan 4, Virginia Tech 2: The No. 24-ranked Wolverines got four singles wins in the consolation round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend tournament in Durham, N.C. (More details)
Women’s tennis Michigan 7, Auburn 0: The No. 8-ranked Wolverines got off to a fast start at the ITA Kick-Off tournament it’s hosting at Varsity Tennis Center. The Wolverines face USC in Saturday’s 2 p.m. title game with a berth to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships going to the winner. (More details)
Eastern Michigan 7, Detroit 0: The Eagles cruised to a win in their season home opener. (More details)
Women’s gymnastics Michigan Quad: The No. 8-ranked Wolverines swept Kent State, Maryland and Illinois-Chicago at Crisler Arena. Senior Kylee Botterman won three events and the all-around title for the Wolverines. (More details)
Ball State 192.625, Eastern Michigan 191.075: Nicole Allen won the floor event and all-around title for the visiting Cardinals. (More details)
Wrestling Eastern Duals: Host Eastern Michigan had little trouble sweeping its competition at Bowen Field House, beating Oakland (48-0), Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (40-9) and Tiffin (39-6). Filiberto Colon recorded two pins and a major decision at 133 pounds for the Eagles. (More details)
Women’s basketball Concordia (Ann Arbor) 73, Concordia (Neb.) 55: The host Cardinals won the Concordia Invitational behind 25 points and eight rebounds from Kortni Elsworth. Brittany Simmons added 18 points.
Men’s basketball Concordia (Chicago) 72, Concordia (Ann Arbor) 63: Despite 27 points and 13 rebounds from Rocko Holmes, the host Cardinals lost the title game of the Concordia Invitational. Concordia (Chicago) had four players in double-figures, led by Deontay Young’s 19.