BOWLING GREEN, Ohio
-- The Bowling Green State University swimming and diving team are back at Cooper Pool to host Michigan State and Youngstown State in dual meets over the weekend. The Falcons will face Michigan State on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m., and Youngstown State on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. The Falcons will compete in combined total of 32 events throughout the weekend.
The Falcons can improve to 7-0 if the team outscores Michigan State and Youngstown State over the weekend. The Orange and Brown improved to 5-0 after being tested by Xavier's swimming program. The Falcons managed to grab a narrow victory of 133-129, in which Falcon swimmers finished first in eight of 14 events.
Freshmen Daisy Platts
and Kellie House
contributed a combined total of 45 points to the Falcons' final point tally. Platts earned 27 points after finishing first in the 50-yard backstroke (26.50), the 100-yard backstroke (56.16), and the 200-yard IM (2:08.45). House finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:36.94), and the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.58), to contribute an individual total of 18 points.
Michigan State are currently 0-3 in the BIG 10 after suffering defeats to Iowa (138-160), Illinois (162-138), and Rutgers (1498-151). The Spartans will enter Friday's meet at 1-3 overall with a non-conference victory over Kenyon (191-109) on Nov. 3.
Youngstown State are yet to a win a meet this season. The Penguins bare an overall record of 0-4 after losing to Duquesne (144-156), Oakland (103-194), Cleveland State (98.5-198.5), and Toledo (188-105).
COACH PERKINS PREVIEWS THE UPCOMING MEETS
"It's great to be five and zero. It's been a great ride, the girls are getting better and better every weekend; I think Xavier really pushed us. There were points where the girls were frustrated with themselves, but they were able to battle back and win by three points.
This weekend, we're just going to focus on things we can control. The girls are focused, practices have been awesome this week, they have really been working hard, and I think they are excited to compete against Michigan State and Youngstown State.
COACH PERKINS ON HIS SENIOR ATHLETES
I'm just happy for the seniors. They have welcomed me with open arms. They're the first ones to come in the morning and last group to leave. They are hungry and compete like they have something to prove; they want to go out make this their best season."
ORDER OF EVENTS
200-yard butterfly Stroke
100-yard butterfly stroke
400 freestyle relay
200-yard butterfly stroke
200-yard freestyle relay