World University Games: Michigan swimmers strike gold Friday
Michigan swimmers picked up two World University Games gold medals Friday in Taipei.
Siobhan Haughey (Hong Kong) doubled up her gold medal count with a victory in the women’s 200-meter freestyle while Alex De Loof (USA) and Tennessee’s Kira Toussaint (Netherlands) tied for gold in the women’s 50-meter backstroke.
Haughey outpaced Stanford’s Katherine Drabot (USA) by .9 seconds with a 1:56.71 swim. Haughey also won gold in the 100-meter freestyle.
Texas A&M’s Claire Rasmus (USA) finished fifth in the event while Texas’ Joanna Evans was eighth.
Evans also claimed bronze for the Bahamas with a third-place finish in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.
De Loof and Toussaint recorded equal times of 28.07 seconds to share the top step of the podium. Missouri’s Hannah Stevens clocked a 28.14 to earn the bronze medal.
The United States’ men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay captured a silver medal.
USA teammates Hannah Moore of North Carolina State and Kaersten Meitz of Purdue finished seventh and eighth, respectively.
Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschloegl (German) claimed bronze with a third-place result in the men’s 50-meter breaststroke. Emory’s Andrew Wilson (USA) was fourth in the race.
Indiana’s Vinicius Moreria (Brazil) placed seventh in the men’s 100-meter butterfly, clocking 52.59 seconds.
Virginia Tech’s Robert Owen (USA) was seventh in the men’s 200-meter backstroke.
With a gold and double-gold in swimming, NCAA athletes upped the medal tally with eight more Friday.
Gold – 14 | Silver – 13 | Bronze – 11
What to watch
Watch tape-delayed USA Team events from the World Unviersity Games on CBS Sports Network and select events live at livestream.com/FISU.
CBS Sports Network broadcast schedule:
Saturday, Aug. 26
10:30 a.m. ET – Track and field
12:30 p.m. ET - Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Estonia
Sunday, Aug. 27
9 a.m. ET – Women’s basketball: TBD
Monday, Aug. 28
10 a.m. ET – Diving: Team mixed final
11 a.m. ET – Track and field
1 p.m. ET – Men’s basketball: TBD
The last 24 hours
Baseball: Iowa junior Cole McDonald tossed a no-hitter as the United States defeated the Czech Republic 8-0 in the Friday’s Super Round at the World University Games in Taipei.
McDonald walked his first two batters before retiring 11 straight. The right-hander struck out seven and allowed just three baserunners in the contest.
"Cole went out and grew a lot,” USA head coach Rick Heller said. “That's what we needed with playing Korea tomorrow.
“We'll be able to mix-and-match; we didn't have to use anyone out of the bullpen and we will still have everybody fresh for the medal round games starting Monday.”
McDonald was given a cushion by his teammates as the USA built a 6-0 lead in the first frame after Czech errors led to three unearned runs.
Senior Tyler Cropley hit a two-run double in the inning as part of a 3-for-3 game in which he reached base in all five plate appearances.
The Americans next face South Korea in the final Super Round contest before brackets are reseeded for the medal semifinals.
Men’s basketball: Vincent Edwards collected a double-double and Carsen Edwards was nearly perfect in Purdue’s 101-61 thumping of Estonia in the final preliminary round match of the World University Games on Friday.
Edwards’ 19-point, 11-rebound output paced the USA. Edwards was 6-of-7 from the field, including a 4-for-4 clip on 2-point attempts.
The Americans finished pool play undefeated and will face Israel in the quarterfinals.
Jacquil Taylor shot 3-for-3 from the field and added a free throw for seven points while collecting a game-high 14 rebounds.
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Nebraska junior Jack McVeigh shot 8-of-9 from the field for 20 points to lead Australia over Mozambique, 87-58.
Miami’s Dejan Vasiljevic scored 16 points and Florida’s Gorjok Gak added four points and grabbed nine rebounds in the victory.
Northwest Missouri State senior Chris-Ebou Ndow totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds to led Norway over Japan, 73-63.
Barry University sophomore Johannes Dolven added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Montana freshman Lars Espe scored 10 and dished seven assists.
New Orleans alum Erik Thomas scored a game-high 15 points to lead Argentina to a 71-53 victory against Romania.
Women’s basketball: Maryland fell in the quarterfinals of the World University Games, losing to Australia 76-69. The United States held a 21-13 lead after the first quarter but were outscored by 19 points over the next two periods.
Baylor’s Kristy Wallace led the Aussies with 22 points. Wake Forest’s Alex Wilson added 17.
Michigan State alum Tori Jankoska scored 17 and Kaila Charles totaled 16 points to lead the USA.
Australia advances in the medal bracket to face host Chinese Taipei in the semifinals while the United States will meet Canada in the consolation semifinals to determine fifth through eighth places.
Minnesota junior Palma Kaposi powered Hungary past South Korea, 78-62, with a 23-point, 22-rebound performance Friday. Kaposi was 7-of-12 from the field and 9-of-10 at the free throw line.
Diving: Southern California’s Dashiell Enos and Henry Fusaro teamed up for a fifth place result in the men’s synchronized 3-meter springboard final. Their combined score of 383.46 missed out on the podium by just 3.66 points.
Men’s golf: Jacksonville’s Raul Pereda (Mexico) sits second overall after carding a second-round 69 on Friday.
Pereda (-11) is four strokes back from overall leader Kazuka Higa of Japan. Mexican teammate Alvaro Ortiz, an international business senior at Arkansas, climbed to eighth after finishing one stroke back of the lead through the second 18.
Mississippi State’s Tanapat Pichaikool (Thailand) is sixth overall at 6 under. Middle Tennessee’s Alessandro Noseda (Switzerland) is ninth at 2 under.
Women’s golf: UCLA’s Mariel Galdiano remains the leader after 36 holes, carding an even-par 72 on Friday to stay 5 under for the tournament.
USA teammate Andrea Lee from Stanford followed Thursday’s 70 with a 72 and is third overall.
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Others in the top 10 include Kent State’s Pimnipa Panthong (Thailand) in a tie for fourth, Arkansas’ Maria Fassi (Mexico) in sixth, Toledo’s Pinyada Kuvanun (Thailand) tied in 10th.
Tennis: Friday proved to be bittersweet for UCLA’s tennis players as mixed doubles scored a victory, but two doubles teams and the final singles representative bowed out of medal contention.
Logan Staggs and Jada Hart bounced back from a first-set tiebreaker loss to take down Kazakhstan’s Timur Khabibulin and Kamila Kerimbayeva, 2-1, in the mixed doubles second round.
Staggs and Martin Redlicki were swept out of men’s doubles in straight sets by South Korea’s Yunseong Chung and Jeamoon Lee. Staggs also suffered a 2-0 defeat in his men’s singles fourth round match to Japan’s Yuya Ito.
The United States’ women’s doubles pair of Hart and Terri Fleming were knocked out by Chinese Taipei’s Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan in a 6-3, 6-0 match.
Track and field: Miami’s Aiyanna Stiverne (Canada) took fourth in the women’s 400 meters, clocking in at 52.33.
Idaho alum Ben Ayesu-Attah (Canada) raced to fifth in the men’s 400 meters, finishing in 46.53 seconds.
Kansas State decathlete scored 7,143 points to finish ninth in the two-day series of events.
Missouri’s Tony Carodine Jr. (USA) and New Mexico’s Sam Trigg (Great Britain) took ninth and 12th, respectively, in the men’s triple jump.
Virginia Tech’s Irena Sediva (Czech Republic) finished 11th in the women’s javelin throw.
Volleyball: The United States’ women outlasted Mexico, 3-2, in a two-hour, 10-minute classification round match Friday.
UAB’s Krystal Rivers won 40 of the USA’s 106 total points and counted a 59 percent success rate on spikes.
The USA women advance in the consolation bracket for a semifinal matchup against the Czech Republic.
The United States’ men were no match for Brazil, who swept the Americans, 3-0, in the final pool play match. The USA finished 0-4 in pool A.
Water polo: California’s Stephanie Mutafyan, Stanford’s Jordan Raney and UCLA’s Alys Williams each scored three goals to lead the United States in an 18-3 rout of Greece.
The Americans finish pool play undefeated and next play Canada, fourth seed from Pool A, in the medal quarterfinals.
Five men scored for the United States in their 13-10 victory over Romania in the first 9-16 classification match. The Americans will play Australia in the consolation semifinals.
California’s Nick Carniglia, UCLA’s Chancellor Ramirez, Pacific’s Ben Stevenson and UC Irvine’s Kyle Trush each scored twice for the USA.
The next 24 hours
Nine swimming and diving medals will be contested.
Eight medals will be awarded in track and field, including the men’s and women’s 200-meter dashes, and the women’s heptathlon begins.
Men’s and women’s golf heads to the third of four rounds while women’s soccer advances to the quarterfinals stage.