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GYMNASTICS RECORDS HIGHEST ROAD SCORE OF THE SEASON AT SALBASGEON SUITES INVITATIONAL
CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Sacramento State gymnastics continued to strengthen its postseason resume by recording a season high road score of 193.850 at the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational, Saturday at Oregon State.
As a team, the Hornets finished in fourth place in the meet behind No. 8 Oregon State (197.200), No. 19 Boise State (196.575) and No. 14 Missouri (195.325). However, Sacramento State will now be able to replace a 191.450 with its score from the meet in its Regional Qualifying Score.
The Hornets opened the meet on beam and scored 48.350. Senior Melissa Genovese scored 9.850 to lead the way and was followed by a 9.825 from sophomore Lizzy Norvell. Sacramento State also counted a 9.725 from Traci Takeda, a 9.600 from Eryn Stubble field and a 9.350 from Marina Borisova. Genovese tied for eighth overall in the meet on beam but the team had its streak of beam winners snapped at nine straight meets.
The second rotation took Sacramento State to floor where the team scored 48.700 —its highest mark in any event at the meet. Borisova and Genovese both finished in the top 10 overall as Borisova scored 9.875 to tie for fourth and Genovese posted a 9.825 to tie for eighth. Freshman Alycia Chan ranked third on the team at 9.775, junior Amber Basgall scored 9.675 and Stubblefield scored 9.550.
Sacramento State scored a season best 48.350 on vault in its third rotation. The team was paced by Chan’s 9.775 and 9.725s from senior Nicole Giao and Stubblefield. Genovese added a 9.600 and Borisova counted a 9.525.
The Hornets ended the meet on bars with a 48.450. The team counted three scores of at least 9.725 as Borisova scored 9.825 and Basgall and senior Alexis Tsurumoto each scored 9.725. Sacramento State also received a 9.675 from Genovese and a 9.500 from Lauren Dyson.
Oregon State dominated the individual awards, claiming at least a share of the top spot in every event and the all-around. Tasha Smith scored 9.900 to win vault, Laura-Ann Chong tied for first on bars with BSU’s Lundsay Ward with 9.900s, Jami Lanz scored 9.950 to win beam and Mandi Rodriguez won floor with a 9.950. In the all-around, Lanz tallied 39.500 to claim first place. Genovese was the highest ranking Hornet at 38.950 while Borisova scored 38.575.
Sacramento State will next compete at UC Davis on Sunday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The four-team meet includes the Aggies, Stanford and San Jose State.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Oregon State 197.200; 2. Boise State 196.575; 3. Missouri 195.325; 4. Sacramento State 193.850.
VT: 1. Smith, OSU, 9.900; 2. Redmon, BSU, 9.875; T3. Ward, BSU; Shire, MU, 9.850.
UB: T1. Ward, BSU; Chong, OSU, 9.900; 3. Jacob, BSU, 9.875.
BM: 1. Lanz, OSU, 9.950; 2. Kesler, OSU, 9.925; T3. Jacob, BSU; Smith, OSU, 9.900.
FX: 1. Rodriguez, OSU, 9.950; T2. Redmon, BSU; Lanz, OSU, 9.900.
AA: 1. Lanz, OSU, 39.500; 2. Redmon, BSU, 39.375; 3. Kesler, OSU, 39.350
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