GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH IN WIN OVER ALASKA ANCHORAGE
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sophomore Marina Borisova won or tied for first on all four events and scored a career-high 39.200 to win the all-around Sunday afternoon against Alaska Anchorage. In the meet, Sacramento State scored a season-best 192.150 to easily down the Seawolves (184.150).
The victory improved Sacramento State to 4-1 on the season while Alaska Anchorage dropped to 0-2.
Borisova, who won three event titles and the all-around on Friday, scored 9.775 on vault and bars and 9.825 on beam and floor. Her previous career high in the all-around was 192.100 last season against UC Davis. Her score ranks as the fourth-best in school history and is the highest since Binta Coleman scored 39.350 on March 20, 2004.
The Hornets opened the meet on bars and scored 48.500. Borisova and freshman Lauren Dyson led the way with a pair of 9.775s to tie for first place. Senior Sara Williams scored a career-high 9.750 to finish third and junior Melissa Genovese and freshman Eryn Stubblefield tied for fourth at 9.600 to also set a career high.
On vault, Borisova finished 0.1 points ahead of UAA’s Lauren Agostino to win the title. Williams was third with a career high 9.650 and was followed by freshman Amanda Bieber (career best 9.625) and Genovese (9.600) who were fourth and fifth, respectively.
The one blemish on the night for Sacramento State came on floor where the Hornets scored a season-low 46.850. Borisova, Genovese (career high 9.800) and Stubblefield (career high 9.625) claimed the top three spots to lead the team. However, Sacramento State was forced to count two scores below 9.000 which hurt the team total.
The Hornets bounced back on beam, scoring 48.625 and recording the top four individual scores. Borisova edged Stubblefield by .025 to complete the sweep. Freshman Lissa Zamolo was third with a personal best 9.725 and Genovese finished in fourth place at 9.725.
Sacramento State also had the top three scores in the all-around. Genovese recorded a career high 38.725 to finish second and Stubblefield scored 37.675 to place third.
The Hornets return home to host Boise State on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.