Divers, Fisher Boost Penguins Past Saint Francis (Pa.)

Divers, Fisher Boost Penguins Past Saint Francis (Pa.)

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team earned a 154-140 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday night the Beeghly Natatorium. 

Lydia Scheringer and Bethany Glick won diving events while Haley Fisher won three swimming events and Viktoria Orosz won twice.

Scheringer opened the meet by setting a school record in the platform diving event. She posted a score of 213.75 in the five-day event. Two of her three attempts came from atop the 10-meter platform.

YSU then followed with a narrow victory in the 400-yard medley relay. The Guins had a time of 3:59.29 to beat SFU's top unit which came in at 4:01.09.

Fisher was a big contributor in the win with victories in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.23), the 100-yard freestyle (54.30 seconds) and the 100-yard butterfly (59.17 seconds). Fisher had an outstanding performance in the 200 fly winning by five-and-a-half seconds.

Orosz earned first-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.11) and the 200-yard IM. She won the 200 IM by just .12 seconds and the 200 free by .92. In the 200-yard backstroke she was just out-touched to finish second with a time of 2:08.28.

Zsani Csado claimed the Penguins' other swimming win taking first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:30.64.

Glick had a big night in the three-meter taking first with a score of 282.98. That mark advances her to the NCAA Zone C Diving Meet in the three-meter. YSU now has five divers qualified for the NCAA Zone meet.

The Penguins, who are competing in three dual meets in a four-day span, play host to IUPUI tomorrow. The dual with the Jaguars begins at 1 p.m.