BORISOVA TIES SCHOOL RECORD AS GYMNASTICS SETS SEASON HIGH
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sophomore Marina Borisova scored 39.350 to tie the school record in the all-around and help lead Sacramento State to victories over San Jose State and UC Davis on Friday evening at Spartan Gym. The Hornets scored a season-high 193.700 in the win while SJSU finished at 193.050 and UC Davis amassed 191.450.
Borisova tied for first on vault with a 9.775. She was also first on bars (9.875), tied for first on floor (9.900) and was second on beam (9.800). Her all-around score matched Binta Coleman who scored 39.350 at the 2004 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships for the best in school history.
As a team, Sacramento State recorded its second consecutive meet with at least a 48.000 on all four events. The team scored a season high 48.275 on vault and saw all six gymnasts score at least 9.600. Junior Nicole Giao ranked second on the team behind Borisova with a 9.700. Freshman Amanda Bieber also produced a career best 9.675.
On bars, the Hornets totaled 48.575 and just missed their season best. Like vault, all six gymnasts were steady, scoring 9.575 or better. Along with Borisova’s score, Sacramento State was also aided by a 9.750 from freshman Lauren Dyson and a 9.725 from sophomore Melissa Genovese.
The Hornets scoed 48.150 on beam to extend their lead. Giao continued her strong showing with a 9.725 and freshman Eryn Stubblefied added a 9.675. The team also counted a 9.650 from freshman Lissa Zamolo and a 9.300 from freshman Lizzy Norvell.
Four scores of at least 9.675 led the way on floor. Sophomore Melissa Genovese scored 9.850 and was followed by Giao’s 9.775, and Stubblefield’s 9.675.
In the all-around, Borisova finished first overall while Genovese and Stubblefield were not far back. Genovese mustered a 38.450 despite a fall on beam and Stubblefield scored 38.500.
The victory over UC Davis gave Sacramento State an additional 1.67 points in the Causeway Cup standings. The Hornets also improved to 9-2 on the season overall and 3-2 against Western Athletic Conference teams.
Sacramento State will next compete on Sunday, March 4, against Penn at the Hornets Nest. The meet against the Quakers will start at 2 p.m.
NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, complete results will not be available until Saturday.