TEMPE, Ariz. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team posted its second best score of 2017 to finish first in a close three-team meet at Arizona State on Friday night. The Hornets totaled 195.275 to edge Bridgeport (195.050) and the host Sun Devils (194.925). Sacramento State's score marked the second time in three meets that the team scored at least 195.000.
The Hornets were led by Lauren Rice and Caitlin Soliwoda who scored 39.200 and 39.000 in the all-around to place second and third, respectively. Rice's total was her season high while Soliwoda's score ranked as her second best.
The Hornets opened the meet on bars and scored 48.800 with all six gymnasts scoring between 9.700 and 9.825. Megan Kyle opened the meet with a 9.725 and was followed by a 9.700 from Courteney Ng. Caitlin Soliwoda added a 9.800 to tie for fourth place overall and Rice posted a 9.825 two routines later to tie for second in the meet. The team also counted 9.725s from Courtney Soliwoda and Jackie Sampson.
Sacramento State matched its total with a 48.800 on beam. Consistency was again the trademark for the team with six scores ranging from 9.700 to 9.800. The high mark of 9.800 came from both Rice and Courtney Soliwoda who tied for sixth place. Jackie Sampson was ninth with a 9.775 in her first competitive routine of the year.
The Hornets remained in second place following the third rotation despite scoring 48.800 on floor. Freshman Alexis Belkoff started the rotation with a career high 9.700. Two routines later, Rice scored a season best 9.825 to place third overall. After a 9.775 from Julia Konner, Jennifer Brenner matched her career best with a 9.850 to tie for first place in the event. Caitlin Soliwoda closed the event with a 9.800.
The team's first lead of the night came after the final rotation. Sacramento State scored 48.725 on vault while ASU totaled 48.225 on floor and Bridgeport attempted to steal the title with a 49.000 on beam. Freshman Tara Catour got the team off to a great start with a career high-tying 9.800 to tie for second place. Rice immediately added a 9.750 and Julia Konner produced a 9.775.
The meet was the final regular season contest for Sacramento State. The team will look to defend its conference title next Saturday, April 18, when it travels to San Jose State for the MPSF Championships.
1. Sacramento State 195.275
2. Bridgeport 195.050
3. Arizona State 194.925
1. Maya Reimers, UB, 9.825; T2. Tara Catour 9.800; 6. Julia Konner 9.775; T7. Lauren Rice 9.750; 10. Megan Kyle 9.725; T11. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.675; T16. Alexis Belkoff 9.600.
1. Nichelle Christopherson, ASU, 9.875; T2. Lauren Rice 9.825; T4. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.800; T12. Megan Kyle, Courtney Soliwoda, Jackie Sampson 9.725; 16. Courteney Ng 9.700.
1. Brianna Comport, UB, 9.925; T6. Lauren Rice, Courtney Soliwoda 9.800; 9. Jackie Sampson 9.775; T11. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.725; T14. Julia Konner, Megan Kyle 9.700.
T1. Jennifer Brenner, SAC; Katelyn Lentz, ASU, 9.850; 3. Lauren Rice 9.825; T4. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.800; T7. Julia Konner 9.775; 15. Alexis Belkoff 9.700; 16. Annie Juarez 9.500.
1. Katelyn Lentz, ASU, 39.225; 2. Lauren Rice 39.200; 3. Caitlin Soliwoda 39.000.
September 1, 2017 RANDY SOLORIO NAMED TO NCAA WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS COMMITTEE
August 29, 2017 NICOLE MEILLER NAMED ASSISTANT GYMNASTICS COACH
April 19, 2017 EIGHT GYMNASTS BRING HOME MPSF ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
March 14, 2017 LAUREN RICE NAMED MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
March 4, 2017 GYMNASTICS PLACES SECOND IN SENIOR NIGHT MEET
March 1, 2017 COURTNEY SOLIWODA NAMED MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
February 24, 2017 RICE, SOLIWODA SHARE EVENT TITLES, GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD
February 23, 2017 GYMNASTICS COMPETES AT UC DAVIS IN MPSF PREVIEW ON FRIDAY
February 19, 2017 GYMNASTICS SCORES 195.550 FOR SEASON HIGH AT TEXAS WOMAN'S
February 17, 2017 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO TEXAS WOMAN'S FOR FOUR-TEAM MEET ON SUNDAY
February 10, 2017 SOLIWODA, RICE WIN EVENTS; GYMNASTICS TOPPED BY SAN JOSE STATE
February 9, 2017 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO SAN JOSE STATE FOR THIRD MEETING OF THE YEAR
February 4, 2017 SOLIWODA'S CAREER HIGH ALL-AROUND PROPELS GYMNASTICS TO VICTORY
February 3, 2017 GYMNASTICS AT HOME AGAINST ALASKA ANCHORAGE ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 29, 2017 GYMNASTICS TOPPED BY UC DAVIS IN CAUSEWAY DUAL
January 27, 2017 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO UC DAVIS FOR SUNDAY SHOWDOWN
January 24, 2017 CAITLIN SOLIWODA, ANNIE JUAREZ GARNER MPSF WEEKLY HONORS
January 21, 2017 GYMNASTICS RECORDS ROAD WIN AT AIR FORCE
January 20, 2017 24th-RANKED GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO AIR FORCE FOR SATURDAY MEET
January 17, 2017 JULIA KONNER NAMED MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
January 13, 2017 GYMNASTICS VICTORIOUS AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE IN HOME OPENER
January 12, 2017 GYMNASTICS TO MAKE HOME DEBUT AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
January 9, 2017 GYMNASTICS SETS RECORD, PLACES SECOND AT NORCAL CLASSIC
January 6, 2017 GYMNASTICS OPENS 2017 SEASON AT NORCAL CLASSIC ON MONDAY
November 16, 2016 GYMNASTICS INKS THREE TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
September 1, 2016 SOLORIO SHEDS INTERIM TAG, NAMED HEAD GYMNASTICS COACH