SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics kept its home success going, posting its second highest score of the season in a four-team meet on Friday at The Nest. The Hornets scored 195.175 to finish third in the meet. Cal, which is ranked 20th in the nation, won the meet with a total of 196.650. Minnesota, the 22nd-ranked team in the country, finished second at 196.475. Alaska Anchorage took fourth at 191.925.
Sacramento State opened the night on vault with a 48.650. The highlight of the rotation came early when Alexis Belkoff scored a career high 9.850 as the second vaulter for the team. Belkoff finished in a six-way tie for first place to earn her first event title. Caitlin Soliwoda and Courtney Soliwoda each scored 9.750 to tie for the second best score on the team and finished tied for 10th in the meet.
The Hornets tallied 48.900 on bars with six scores of 9.700 or better. Caitlin Soliwoda guided the team with a 9.850 to tie for sixth place. Courtney Soliowda tied for ninth with a 9.800 and Jordyn Brent and Annie Juarez each scored 9.775.
On beam, Sacramento State counted five scores between 9.525 and 9.825. Courtney Soliwoda anchored the lineup with the high score on the team. That mark tied her for fifth place on the event and gave her a fifth consecutive score of 9.8-plus. Jackie Sampson and Annie Juarez tied for 10th place at 9.750.
The Hornets saved their best performance for the final rotation, posting a season high 49.125 on floor. The rotation began with a career best 9.800 from Carly Pratt and the score was matched from Jennifer Brenner. After a 9.750 from Lauren Schmeiss, Jackie Sampson scored a career high 9.825. Caitlin Soliwoda added a 9.800 before Annie Juarez completed the meet with a 9.900 for her career best. That score placed Juarez in second place in the meet behind Olympian Toni-Ann Williams of Cal who scored 9.925.
Juarez finished in the third place in the all-around with a four-event total of 39.100. Minnesota's Lexy Ramler claimed the all-around title at 39.575.
Sacramento State will wrap-up its regular season next Friday, March 16, with a four-team meet against Arizona State, Oregon State and UC Davis. The meet will also serve as Senior Night as the team will honor its six seniors.
1. #20 California 196.650
2. #22 Minnesota 196.475
3. Sacramento State 195.175
4. Alaska Anchroage 191.925
T1. Alexis Belkoff, SAC; Alicia Gallarzo, Arianna Robinson, Toni-Ann Williams, CAL; Hannah Hitchcock, Lexy Ramler, MINN, 9.850; T10. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.750; T13. Courtney Soliwoda 9.725; T15. Annie Juarez 9.675; 17. Jennifer Brenner 9.650; 23. Tara Catour 9.450.
T1. Lexy Ramler, Ivy Lu, MINN, 9.950; T6. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.850; T9. Courtney Soliwoda 9.800; T12. Jordyn Brent, Annie Juarez 9.775; T18. Courteney Ng, Jackie Sampson 9.700.
1. Sofie Seilnacht, CAL, 9.950; T5. Courtney Soliwoda 9.825; T10. Jackie Sampson, Annie Juarez 9.750; 15. Kendra Braida 9.650; T19. Caitlin Soliwoda 9.525; T20. Lauren Schmeiss 9.500.
1. Toni-Ann Williams, CAL, 9.925; 2. Annie Juarez 9.900; T9. Jackie Sampson 9.825; T12. Carly Pratt, Jennifer Brenner, Caitlin Soliwoda 9.800; T18. Lauren Schmeiss 9.750.
1. Lexy Ramler, MINN, 39.575; 3. Annie Juarez 39.100; 4. Caitlin Soliwoda 38.925.