GYMNASTICS RECORDS SECOND HIGHEST SCORE OF THE YEAR
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team scored season highs on vault and bars and also added individual victories from Alycia Chan and Marina Borisova but it was not enough as the Hornets were edged by San Jose State, 194.000-193.700, Sunday afternoon at the Hornets Nest.
Sacramento State’s team score of 193.700 is the second highest for the team this year but the loss dropped the squad to 3-6 overall and 0-3 against WAC opponents. The Spartans, who entered the meet ranked 28th nationally, improved to 7-1.
“It’s nice to improve our score,” Sacramento State head coach Kim Hughes said. “Chan made an instant impact on vault and showed she will give us the depth we need. We now have the potential on all events to show we can get to that 194 mark.”
Both teams opened the meet strongly as the Hornets scored a season best 48.275 on vault and SJSU responded with a 48.350 on bars. For the Hornets, Chan scored 9.800 in her first vault of the year to finish first overall. Traci Takeda ranked second on the team and tied for fourth overall with a personal best tying score of 9.750.
San Jose State held a narrow advantage after the second rotation (97.025-96.900). The Hornets tallied 48.625 on bars beating their previous season best of 48.575. Borisova placed second overall with 9.850 and Amanda Blauvelt tied for third at 9.775. Lauren Dyson added a 9.725 and team also counted a 9.675 from Cayla Boyce and a 9.600 from Lauren Mizuno.
The third rotation took Sacramento State to beam where Takeda led off with a 9.775 which tied for second overall. However, the team suffered a fall in two of the next three routines before Eryn Stubblefield scored 9.775 to tie for fourth place. Borisova completed the lineup with a season high and meet best 9.850.
The Hornets entered the final rotation trailing by .85 but nearly pulled off the comeback. Jasmine Lipka tied her personal best with a 9.725 to open things up and Boyce immediately added a 9.750 to give the team a solid start. Lissa Zamolo contributed a 9.675 and Chan added a 9.550, which both counted to the team total. Borisova closed out the meet with ha 9.825 on floor to place third overall.
San Jose State freshman Thomasina Wallace recorded event titles on bars (9.900) and floor (9.875). Wallace also captured the all-around title with a total of 39.225. Teammate Veronica Porte placed second in the all-around with a 39.000 and Borisova was third at 38.700.
Sacramento State will next compete at Cal State Fullerton on Sun., Feb. 22. The team’s next home meet will take place on Feb. 27 against Boise State and Utah State at 7 p.m.
San Jose State 194.000, Sacramento State 193.700
VT: Chan, SAC, 9.800; T4. Takeda 9.750; T8. Basgall 9.600; 10. Boyce 9.575; 11. Stubblefield 9.550; 12. Borisova 9.175.
UB: Wallace, SJSU, 9.900; 2. Borisova 9.850; 3. Blauvelt 9.775; 6. Dyson 9.725; T7. Boyce 9.675; 9. Mizuno 9.600; 11. Basgall 9.225.
BM: Borisova 9.850; T2. Takeda 9.775; T4. Stubblefield 9.700; T6. Boyce 9.675; 9. Zamolo 9.275; 11. Norvell 9.075.
FX: Wallace, SJSU, 9.875; 3. Borisova 9.825; 6. Boyce 9.750; 9. Zamolo 9.675; 11. Chan 9.550; 12. Stubblefield 9.475.
AA: Wallace, SJSU, 39.225; 3. Borisova 38.700; 4. Boyce 38.675.