COMEBACK BID FALLS SHORT FOR GYMNASTICS IN LOSS AT CAL STATE FULLERTON
FULLERTON, Calif. — Cal State Fullerton grabbed an early lead and held on to defeat the Sacramento State gymnastics team, 193.375-192.900, Sunday afternoon at Titan Gym.
The Titans led by over a point at the halfway point with a 97.475-96.275 lead after two rotations before the Hornets began their comeback. Cal State Fullerton opened the met with a 48.900 on vault and added a 48.575 on bars.
The Hornets began the meet on bars and scored 48.300. Senior Amber Basgall claimed her first victory of the year with a 9.800 and was closely followed by Lauren Dyson’s 9.725. Amanda Blauvelt added a 9.700 and the team also counted a 9.650 from Cayla Boyce and a 9.425 from Lauren Mizuno.
On vault, the Hornets scored 47.975. For the second straight week, Alycia Chan grabbed top honors on the team with a 9.700. The other five scores on the squad were grouped between 9.500 and 9.625.
The Hornets began their comeback in the third rotation, scoring 47.925 on floor compared to a 47.250 on beam by Cal State Fullerton. Sacramento State was paced by Marina Boirosva’s meet best score of 9.825 on floor. Chan added a 9.625 and junior Eryn Stubblefield ranked third on the team with a 9.600.
The team saved its best for the final rotation where it scored 48.700 on beam. However, the Titans also had success on floor with a 48.650 which enabled the team to win the meet. On beam, junior Traci Takeda was first with a 9.825 to lead a Hornet sweep of the top three spots. Chan was second overall with a 9.800 and Stubblefield was third at 9.750. Borisova finished fifth with a 9.675.
Cal State Fullerton’s Shelly Cooper was first on vault with a 9.850 and Alaina Baker won the all-around with a total of 39.050.
Sacramento State returns to action on Friday, Feb. 27, when it welcomes Boise State and Utah State to the Hornets Nest for a three-team meet. The contest will begin at 7 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton 193.375, Sacramento State 192.900
VT: Cooper, CSF, 9.850; 6. Chan 9.700; 8. Takeda 9.625; 9. Stubblefield 9.575; 10. Boyce 9.500; 11. Borisova 9.525; 12. Basgall 9.500.
UB: Basgall, SAC, 9.800; T4. Dyson 9.725; 7. Blauvelt 9.700; 11. Mizuno 9.425; 12. Borisova 8.975.
BM: Takeda, SAC, 9.825; 2. Chan 9.800; 3. Stubblefield 9.750; 5. Borisova 9.675; T6. Boyce 9.650; 9. Norvell 9.625.
FX: Borisova 9.825; 8. Chan 9.625; 9. Stubblefield 9.600; 10. Lipka 9.450; 11. Boyce 9.425; 12. Zamolo 9.025.
AA: Baker, CSF, 39.050; 2. Boyce 38.275; 3. Borisova 38.00