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RICE, SOLIWODA SHARE EVENT TITLES, GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD

RICE, SOLIWODA SHARE EVENT TITLES, GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD

DAVIS, Calif. — Lauren Rice tied for first place on bars and Caitlin Soliwoda claimed a share of the top spot on floor to lead Sacramento State in a four-team meet on Friday at UC Davis. The Hornets scored 193.250 to place third in the meet behind UC Davis (194.650) and San Jose State (193.875) and ahead of Seattle Pacific (192.600).

Sacramento State started on beam where it scored 48.000. The team started in a hole with a fall in the first routine but rallied behind a 9.725 from Lauren Rice and a career high 9.900 from Courtney Soliwoda.

The team's total improved to 48.475 on floor as Sacramento State counted four scores of at least 9.775. Caitlin Soliwoda matched her career high with a 9.875 and Jennifer Brenner tied her season high with a 9.825 to tie for seventh place. Julia Konner and Rice each added 9.775s.

Sacramento State continued to see its score escalate with a total of 48.625 on vault. As has been the case all season, all six gymnasts were tightly grouped with scores between 9.650 and 9.775. Caitlin Soliwoda tied for third overall and led the team with a 9.775. Konner scored 9.750 to tie for fifth and Megan Kyle added a 9.725. The final scores toward the team total came from Alexis Belkoff and Rice who scored 9.700 and 9.675, respectively.

The Hornets ended the night on bars with a 48.150. Rice paced the team with a 9.825 which matched her season high. That mark tied her with UC Davis' Yonni Michovska for first place. Kyle and Caitlin Soliwoda each scored 9.775 to tie for fourth place and Courteney Ng added a 9.600. Unfortunately, the team was forced to count its third score of 9.300 or less during the night.

Rice totaled 39.000 to finish second in the all-around. Her total tied her season best and left her three-tenths behind Alexis Brown of UC Davis for the lead. Caitlin Soliwoda was third with a four-event total of 38.700.

Sacramento State returns to The Nest for a three-team meet which will include UC Davis and Seattle Pacific on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

TEAM RESULTS
1. UC Davis 194.650
2. San Jose State 193.875
3. Sacramento State 193.250
4. Seattle Pacific 192.600

VAULT
T1. Katy Nogaki, UCD; Haleugh Shepard, SJSU, 9.800; T3. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.775; T5. Julia Konner 9.750; 8. Megan Kyle 9.725; T9. Alexis Belkoff 9.700; T12. Lauren Rice 9.675; T17. Courtney Soliwoda 9.650.

BARS
T1. Lauren Rice, SAC; Yonni Michovska, UCD, 9.825; T4. Megan Kyle, Caitlin Soliwoda 9.775; T14. Courteney Ng 9.600; 21. Jennifer Brenner 9.175; 23. Jackie Sampson 9.125.

BEAM
1. Kristi Hayashida, SPU, 9.925; T2. Courtney Soliwoda 9.900; T9. Lauren Rice 9.725; 17. Megan Kyle 9.600; 18. Lauren Schmeiss 9.500; 19. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.275; 22. Julia Konner 9.050.

FLOOR
T1. Caitlin Soliwoda, SAC; Kara Jones, Yasmine Yektaparest, UCD; Kaitlin Won, Taylor Chan, SJSU, 9.875; T7. Jennifer Brenner 9.825; T13. Lauren Rice, Julia Konner 9.775; 23. Lauren Schmeiss 9.225; 24. Tara Catour 8.850.

ALL-AROUND
1. Alexis Brown, UCD, 39.300; 2. Lauren Rice 39.000; 3. Caitlin Soliwoda 38.700.