GYMNASTICS RECORDS ANOTHER SEASON HIGH IN WIN OVER PENN
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Melissa Genovese, Eryn Stubblefield, Marina Borisova and Nicole Giao each recorded first-place finishes to help lead the Sacramento State gymnastics team to a season high score in a win over Penn on Sunday afternoon at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets finished with 193.925 while the Quakers also set a season high at 192.950.
Sacramento State led throughout the meet, despite being outscored on two events. The Hornets opened with a season high 48.450 on vault while Penn scored 48.250 on bars during the first rotation. Sacramento State stretched its lead to over a half a point with a 48.200 on bars in the second rotation and a 47.850 from the Quakers on vault.
The lead continued to grow after the Hornets scored another season high on beam. The team tallied 48.675 compared to a 48.100 on floor from Penn. The Quakers answered back in the final rotation, topping Sacramento State’s beam score with a 48.750. The Hornets scored 48.600 on floor to conclude the meet.
Individually, Penn’s Marissa Rosen finished first on vault with a 9.750. However, Sacramento State claimed the next six spots in the standings, including 9.725s from sophomore Tiffany Bass and senior Sara Williams, who tied for second.
On bars, Genovese and Williams each set career high marks to finish first and second, respectively. Genovese scored 9.850 to win her first bars title during her three-year career. Williams was not far behing at 9.825. Penn’s Lizzy Lowe took third with a 9.800.
Stubblefield, Borisova and Rosen tied for the top honor on floor as each of the trio scored 9.825. The score tied Borisova’s career high and marked the fourth time this season that she has won or tied for top spot on beam.
Giao, Borisova and Rosen finished in a three-way tie on floor with 9.850s. Giao, who returned to the floor last week after missing six weeks with an ankle injury, set a career best, bettering her previous high of 9.775.
Rosen finished first in the all-around with a four-event score of 39.075. Her mark edged Genovese who tied her career high of 38.925.
Sacramento State will next host UC Davis on Sunday, March 11, at 6 p.m.