DAVIS, Calif. — Senior Nicole Meiller finished first on bars and sophomore Kalliah McCartney had the high score on vault and beam to guide Sacramento State to its second highest score of the season on Friday at UC Davis.
The Hornets totaled 194.875 but finished second to the host Aggies who set a school record at 195.625. Air Force was third at 193.400.
Sacramento State opened on bars and scored 48.600. Meiller anchored the lineup with a 9.850 to edge both Katie Yamamura and Michelle Ho of UC Davis who each scored 9.825. The Hornets began the rotation with a 9.650 from Cayla Beutler and then counted three 9.700s from Ashley Wooff, Kaila Kilwein and McCartney.
On beam, the final five gymnasts in the lineup combined to score 48.600. After a 9.575 from Kayla Wonderly, Elideth Guerrero added a 9.600. Beutler then received a 9.800 to tie for second place overall in the meet. A 9.750 from Kailey Hansen came before McCartney scored 9.875 to match her season high.
The team kept its pace on floor, scoring 48.775. Dallas Smith started the rotation with a 9.675 before a 9.725 from Kilwein. Katie Osaki matched her season high with a 9.800 and that score was matched by Beutler. McCartney wrapped things up with a 9.775 which included a one-tenth deduction.
Needing to rally on vault to win the the meet, Sacramento State responded with a team score of 48.900. However, UC Davis was equally as impressive on floor, totaling 49.150 to secure the win.
Tina Necas led off with a career high 9.775. Osaki matched her season best with a 9.725 before Kilwein received a 9.700. Kailey Hansen finished third with a season-high tying 9.825 and McCartney ended the meet by equalling her career best of 9.875. That score tied Yamaura for the event title.
In the all-around, Yamamura edge McCartney by one-tenth as the senior ended her home career with a four-event total of 39.325. McCartney scored 39.225 to place second and Linnaea Hance of Air Force placed third (39.025).
Sacramento State will conclude its regular season on Sunday afternoon with a dual meet against Air Force. The meet will begin at 2 p.m. in The Nest.
1. UC Davis 195.625
2. Sacramento State 194.875
3. Air Force 193.400
T1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC; Katie Yamamura, UCD, 9.875; 3. Kailey Hansen 9.825; T5. Tina Necas 9.775; 10. Katie Osaki 9.725; T11. Kaila Kilwein 9.700; 18. Maddie Montoya 9.025.
1. Nicole Meiller, SAC, 9.850; T10. Kalliah McCartney, Ashley Wooff, Kaila Kilwein 9.700; 15. Cayla Beutler 9.650; 17. Paige Bottano 9.575.
1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.875; T2. Cayla Beutler 9.800; T5. Kailey Hansen 9.750; 13. Elideth Guerrero 9.600; 14. Kayla Wonderly 9.575; 16. Dallas Smith 9.225.
1. Michelle Ho, UCD, 9.900; T5. Cayla Beutler, Katie Osaki 9.800; 8. Kalliah McCartney 9.775; T11. Kaila Kilwein 9.725; 15. Dallas Smith 9.675; 18. Kailey Hansen 9.050.
1. Katie Yamamura, UCD, 39.325; 2. Kalliah McCartney 39.225.