SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Freshman Marina Borisova won the all-around and floor and tied for first on beam but it was not enough as the San Jose State gymnastics team held on for a 193.550-193.350 victory over Sacramento State, Friday night at Spartan Gym. Despite the loss, the score was the second-highest for the Hornets this season and will improve the teamâ€™s Regional Qualifying Score.
Sacramento State opened the meet on bars and scored 47.475 while the Spartans tallied 48.225 on vault. The Hornets were led by Borisova who scored 9.675. Sophomore Alexis Tsurumoto and senior Carrie Kinghorn each added a 9.600.
For San Jose State, freshman Renee Moneymaker tied for first place on vault with a 9.800. Michelle Minotti finished third with a 9.775 and Veronico Porte added a 9.725 to place fifth.
The Spartans added to their lead in the second rotation, scoring 48.675 on bars compared to 48.575 for the Hornets on vault. For Sacramento State, freshman Amber Basgall tied for first place on vault with a 9.800. Senior Kimiye Narasaki scored 9.750 to finish fourth.
On bars, the Spartans were led by Porte and Kelsey Spellacy who each scored 9.800 and tied for first. Minotti placed third with a 9.750.
In the third rotation, Sacramento State pulled closer after a strong showing on floor. The Hornets scored 48.900 to raise their team score to 144.950. San Jose State amassed 48.125 on beam and entered the final rotation with a score of 145.025.
Things began on a down note for Sacramento State on floor as sophomore Courtney Hibler injured her right knee on her middle pass and was unable to continue. From that point, the next five gymnasts scored at least 9.725. The quintet was led by Borisova who scored 9.875. Sophomore Tiffany Bass and Basgall each scored 9.775 while Condren provided a 9.750.
The Spartans were also consistent on beam with all five counting scores falling between 9.575 and 9.650. Minotti and Amberly Klein each scored 9.650 to pace the team.
The Hornets continued their late momentum on beam, scoring a season best 48.400. After a slow start, which included a fault, the final four gymnasts each produced big scores. Bass recorded a 9.650, Borisova and sophomore Melissa Genovese tied for first place with a 9.800 and Narasaki concluded with a 9.750.
On floor, San Jose State scored 48.525. Moneymaker led the way with a 9.800. Porte, Klein and Alise Blackwell each added a 9.700.
In the all-around, Borisova won her first title with a career best 39.050 which ranks 10th in school history. Porte was second at 38.800 and Moneymaker and Minotti tied for third at 38.275.
Sacramento State will return to action on Sunday as it takes on UC Davis at 2 pm in the Hornets Nest. The meet will represent the final home performance of the season for the team.