AU Men, Women Lose In Home Opener To Findlay

AU Men, Women Lose In Home Opener To Findlay


Ashland University's men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened the home portion of their 2018-19 schedule on Saturday (Nov. 3) afternoon vs. Findlay – the Eagle men losing, 137-96, and the AU women falling in a 135-96 decision.

Competing at home for the first time, freshman Franci Aleksi not only won the men's 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:48.37, but that time puts him in the No. 11 spot all-time in the event in Eagle history.

Earning victories for the Ashland women on Saturday were freshman Abigail Ellsworth in the 200 free (2:00.01), sophomore Jessica Zaper in the 100 free (55.78), freshman Michaela Godfrey in the 100 backstroke (1:01.19), and sophomore Tara Stevens in the 500 free (5:18.59).

Godfrey's time puts her in the top 20 all-time at Ashland in the women's 100 back.

Two wins each on the men's side on Saturday were earned by freshman Panos Nikakis in the 200 free (1:48.16) and 100 free (48.65), and freshman Matt Filsinger in the 200 individual medley (2:00.01) and 500 free (4:47.79),

The Eagle swimming and diving teams' next action will be Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Wayne State.