The Youngstown State swimming and diving team plays host to defending Horizon League Champion Oakland on Friday at the Beeghly Natatorium. The dual meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. It's a busy stretch for YSU which will compete in two meets in two days.
This is the second straight dual where the Penguins have been the host school. Last Saturday, YSU dropped a tightly-contested dual at Beeghly to Duquesne. The Penguins won eight individual events against the Dukes in a 152-144 dual.
Sophomore Aida Jurinovics, who was coming off a strong freshman campaign in 2017-18, started the 2018-19 season off strong with three event victories. Jurinovics took first in 200-yard butterfly, the 100 fly and the 200 IM. Tiphanie Saint-Gilles was first to the wall in both breaststroke events, winning the 100 in 1:07.29 and the 200 in 2:24.71. Taylor Bishop won the 200 free (1:57.18), Hannah Olger won the 50 free (24.66) and Tess Weiskopf won in 1-meter diving (242.55). It marked the collegiate debuts for Olger and Weiskopf.
Weiskopf also finished second in the three-meter dive and for her overall performance was good enough to earn her Horizon League Diver of the Week accolades.
Oakland has won the last five Horizon League titles since joining the confernce in 2014.
YSU is next in action on Saturday when it visits Cleveland State for a dual that begins at 1 p.m. The Penguins do not host another meet at the Beeghly Natatorium until January.
YSU vs. Oakland Event Schedule
200 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle Relay