FULLERTON, Calif. --- Sacramento State sophomore Marina Borisova finished first in the all-around, vault and bars and junior Melissa Genovese won beam but it was not enough as the Hornets fell at Cal State Fullerton, 191.475-190.725, Friday evening in Titan Gym.
The loss dropped Sacramento State to 5-2 overall and 2-2 against Western Athletic Conference foes. The Titans improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 against WAC teams.
The Hornets trailed throughout the meet as the team started with a 47.075 on bars. Borisova led the way with a 9.800 which tied Fullerton’s Britni Echeverria for the top spot. Sacramento State also received strong scores from Genovese (9.650) and Sara Williams (9.600) who finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
In the second rotation, Borisova captured first place on vault with a 9.625. Genovese was in a three-way tie for second at 9.575 and Williams tied for fifth with a 9.550.
Unlike last weekend where Sacramento State starred on floor to defeat Boise State, the Hornets had their troubles on Friday against the Titans in the third rotation. Sacramento State scored only 47.425 to put itself into a big deficit heading into the final rotation. Borisova, who tallied a 9.925 against BSU, was limited to a 9.700 to tie for third place. Genovese was the only other Hornet to receive a score higher than 9.500 as she scored 9.500 to place fifth.
Sacramento State made a valid attempt at a comeback on beam. One week after scoring a season low, the Hornets amassed 48.625 on the event and had three of the top four scores. Genovese won for the fourth time this season with a score of 9.875. Freshman Lizzy Norvell was third overall with a career high 9.800 and Borisova scored 9.775 to place fourth. Freshmen Lissa Zamolo (9.625) and Eryn Stubblefield (9.550) also counted scores twoard the team total.
In the all-around, Borisova won for the third time in the last four meeets with a four-event total of 38.900. Genovese was second at 38.650.
Cal State Fullerton was paced by Nicole Lim who finished first on floor and second on beam.
The Hornets’ next meet will come at Seattle Pacific on Friday, Feb. 9.