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Jared Thompson | | August 21, 2017

NC State's Justin Ress captures second WUG gold medal

  Justin Ress captured gold in the men's 100-meter backstroke.

North Carolina State swimmers captured two World University Games medals on Monday after claiming the first for the United States a day ago.

Justin Ress, who Sunday teamed with Wolfpack teammate and the USA for a gold in the men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay, raced to a victory in the men’s 100-meter backstroke. Ress gapped second-place Kosuke Hagino (Japan) by .83 seconds with a finishing time of 53.29. Georgia’s Taylor Dale finished seventh.

North Carolina State’s Alexia Zevnik (Canada) took silver and Kentucky’s Bridgette Alexander (USA) bronze in the women’s 200-meter backstroke. Zevnik’s 2:09.92 finish fell .42 seconds behind the winner. Kentucky’s Asia Seidt (USA) placed fourth and North Carolina State’s Mackenize Glover (Canada) took sixth.

In the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, Emory’s Andrew Wilson (USA) and Belarus swimmer Ilya Shymanovich tied for first with both finishing in 1:00.15. Michigan’s Jacob Montague (USA) captured sixth in 1:00.93.

Ohio State’s Aliena Schmidtke also capture gold for Germany with a 26.16 finish in the women’s 50-meter butterfly final. USA’s Hellen Moffitt (North Carolina) took sixth and Kathryn McLaughlin (California) was eighth.

The last 24 hours

Men’s basketball: Eight players scored in double figures as Purdue dominated the United Arab Emirates, 127-53, to improve to 2-0 in pool play. Ryan Cline led with 20 points and Vincent Edwards totaled 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Women’s basketball: Maryland shellacked Uganada, 121-34, as eight Terps reached double-digit scoring in the team’s World University Games opener. Michigan State graduate Tori Jankoska (16 points) and Stephanie Jones (14 points and 10 rebounds) led the charge for the Americans.

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Utah alumna Paige Crozon tallied 16 points and six rebounds to lead Team Canada over Portugal, 56-45. Canada used a 22-8 third quarter to rally in its opener.

Diving: Miami’s Briadam Herrera took the silver medal in the men’s 1-meter springboard, totaling 449.25 points. It was the second career World University Games medal for Herrera, who claimed a bronze in 2015.

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Purdue diver Emily Meaney teamed with Britanny O’Brien to capture silver for Australia in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform final.

Artistic gymnastics: Central Michigan’s Denelle Pedrick, Georgia’s Brittany Rogers and Penn State’s Briannah Tsang led Team Canada to a silver medal in the women’s gymnastics team competiton, just 1.9 points behind the champions from Russia. Tsang’s 49.550 total score was 13th best overall, advancing her to the individual all-around finals.

Tennis: UCLA's Martin Redlicki and Jada Hart advanced past the second round of the men’s and women’s, respectively, singles bracket for the United States. Teammates Logan Staggs and Terri Fleming will compete in their second-round matches Tuesday.

Volleyball: Host team Chinese Taipei outlasted the United States men’s volleyball team, 3-2, after two hours, eight minutes of play. The United States won the first set, 28-26, and stay alive with a 25-21 fourth-set victory, but dropped the contest with a 12-15 fifth set.

The USA women’s volleyball team fell to Japan, 3-0, in its opening match in group play.

Men’s water polo: Pacific’s Alex Obert scored a game-high three goals to lead the United States over Romania, 12-6, for the Americans first victory in the pool. The USA and Russia closed to a draw, 11-11, in their opening match on Sunday.

Long Beach State’s Nolan McConnell, UCLA’s Chancellor Ramirez and UC Irvine’s Kyle Trush each scored twice for the USA.

The next 24 hours

The men’s and women’s gymnastics individual event and all-around medals will be decided on Tuesday in Taiwan. Stanford’s Robert Neff (USA) qualified for the men’s all-around competition while Penn State’s Briannah Tsang (Canada) will compete for the women’s all-around title. Georgia’s Brittany Rogers (Canada) qualified for the vault and balance beam finals.

Maryland, representing the United States in women’s basketball, faces Poland in its second game of Group C play.
USA women’s volleyball takes on Latvia while the USA men’s team counters France.

Swimming and diving medals on the line include the mixed 3-meter synchronized dive, the men’s 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley and 1500-meter freestyle, and the women’s 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle.

U.S. women’s soccer returns to the pitch for a group match against Argentina. The Americans fell to South Korea, 3-0, in their opening game.

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