Here’s a look at BG Olympic sports entering the weekend, which includes a busy slate of home events. Hockey is at home Friday and Saturday, while other home events include an indoor track meet Friday, both men’s basketball and gymnastics competing Saturday, and women’s basketball and tennis at home Sunday. Here is a closer look. …
GYMNASTICS: The Falcons will host Eastern Michigan in a dual meet on Saturday, Jan. 25, starting at 4 p.m. in Anderson Arena. This season BG is 1-2 overall but unbeaten in Mid-American Conference action following coming off a 192,714 to 191.450 victory at Western Michigan on Jan. 17. In that meet sophomore Alyssa Nocella won the vault with a 9.775 score and took the all-around competition with a 38.850 total.
SWIMMING: The Falcons will compete against arch-rival Toledo on Friday, Jan. 24 starting at 4 p.m. BG is 2-3 overall and 0-2 against Mid-American Conference opponents but is coming off a come-from-behind victory at Michigan State on Jan. 17. The Falcons trailed by 12 with just two events to go and pulled off the comeback, sealing a win in a meet where BG won eight of 14 swimming events. Double winners for the Falcons were freshman Victoria Griffin (100 free, 51.63, and 200 free, 1:51.51), sophomore Joelle Scheps (100 fly, 57.02, and 200 IM, 2:08.11) and freshman Maya Skorupski (100 back, 57.87, and 200 back, 2:08.12).
TENNIS: The Falcons will open the dual-match portion of the 2014 spring schedule by hosting Youngstown State at the Perrysburg Tennis Center on Sunday, Jan. 26 starting at 11 a.m. In the Mid-American Conference’s pre-season coaches poll the Falcons, who reached the championship match of the MAC tournament last season, were picked to tie for fifth.
TRACK: The Falcons will host their final home indoor meet this season when they host the Tom Wright Classic at Perry Fieldhouse on Friday, Jan. 24 starting at 5 p.m. Several BG athletes performed well at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Jan. 18 at the University of Michigan. Sophomore Tiera Parker set a personal best of 37-10 to win the triple jump, then teamed with senior Jeanette Pettigrew and sophomore Alicia Arnold to finish 2-3-4 in the 60-yard dash (Pettigrew, 7.63; Arnold, 7.72; Parker, 7.83). Also performing well was senior Tina Perrine, who took second in the weight throw (55-1).