Sophomore Nirvana Zaher finished first in three events but the Sacramento State gymnastics team could not prevail as the Hornets dropped a 192.025-190.125 contest to Seattle Pacific, Saturday evening in Brougham Pavilion.
Zaher, a native of Cairo, Egypt, led all competitors on vault (9.750), beam (9.750) and all-around (38.750). Zaher also tied for second on floor with a 9.800 to also lead the Hornets. Sophomore Jessica Hoffman finished second all-around with a 38.050 while also placing tied for fourth on beam with a 9.625.
Senior Jenny Diamond tied for second on floor (9.800) and finished third on vault with a score of 9.675. Freshman Kimiye Narasaki tied for second on vault (9.700) and bars (9.700) while freshman Carrie Kinghorn (9.575) placed fifth on bars to round out the Hornets in the top five.
Sacramento State competed without junior all-arounder Binta Coleman for the third-consecutive week due to a sprained ankle. Coleman could return to the lineup as an event specialist this weekend.
The Hornets will next travel to Cal State Fullerton to face the Titans and San Jose State on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in Titan Gym.