The third day of the NCAA swimming and diving championships saw the Ohio State women's team rack up 43 of its 81 points to sit in 13th place on Friday, well behind leader Stanford (414). The final events conclude Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Leading the way for Ohio State was Liz Li, who managed a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly (50.94 seconds) to earn All-America honors. Li was seventh last year and now has eight All-America honors in her career. Li also combined with Rebekah Bradley, Hanna Gresser and Freya Rayner for 13th in the 200 medley relay (1:37.58).
Both Meg Bailey and Kristen Romano produced top-10 performances in the 400 individual medley for the Buckeyes. Bailey ended up seventh (4:04.26), and Romano came in 10th (4:04.56) but secured a personal best time.
Additionally for Ohio State, Genevieve Angerame was 17th in 3-meter diving (314.95), Kathrin Demler was 28th in the 400 individual medley (4:11.99) and Gresser was 33rd in the breaststroke (1:00.66). Swimming preliminaries begin today at 10 a.m. and finals start at 6 p.m., while diving on the platform will start at 12:30 p.m.
The Buckeyes posted a 2-under-par 286 to lead after 18 holes of the Clover Cup at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. Ohio State is one stroke ahead of Arizona State.
Niki Schroeder is the individual leader after a career-low 5-under 67, which included six consecutive birdies. OSU teammate Jaclyn Lee is in a tie for ninth at even-par 72, her fourth straight round at or below par. Adeena Shears is tied for 13th (73), and Alex Wright is tied for 21st (74).
Dominic Canzone laced an RBI single — his fifth hit of the game — that scored Nate Romans in the bottom of the 12th inning to propel the Buckeyes (12-6) past Cal-State Northridge 2-1 at Bill Davis Stadium. Romans led off the extra frame with a single, then stole second base before Canzone singled to left field to win against the Matadors (9-8).
Canzone also scored in the sixth on a single by Brady Cherry to produce a 1-0 lead before the Matadors equlized in the seventh. Starting pitcher Connor Curlis lasted until the seventh and allowed one run on three hits but did not figure in the decision. Buckeyes reliever Seth Kinker (3-1) got the win.
Ninth-ranked Ohio State outlasted Penn State 25-18, 21-25, 23-25, 28-26, 15-12 in a marathon match at Recreation Hall in State College, Pa.
Nicolas Szerszen led the Buckeyes (14-4) with 22 kills and Maxime Hervoir added 21 against the Nittany Lions (10-8), who last led 3-2 in the decisive set.