GYMNASTICS RALLIES FOR WIN OVER BOISE STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Sophomore Marina Borisova, junior Melissa Genovese and freshman Eryn Stubblefield led an improbable comeback on floor to help Sacramento State to a 193.000-191.125 victory over Boise State on Sunday afternoon at the Hornets Nest. The score was the highest for the Hornets this season.
The win lifted Sacramento State to 5-1 on the season while the Broncos dropped to 1-5.
Trailing 144.825-144.150 after three rotations, Sacramento State scored a season best 48.850 on floor to seal the victory. After junior Alyssa Onaga opened with a 9.400, freshman Amanda Bieber followed with a career high 9.700. Freshman Lissa Zamolo added a 9.575 to keep the team in the hunt and was followed by Stubblefield, Genovese and Borisova. Stubblefield completed her best collegiate all-around by scoring 9.750 to finish third. Genovese momentarily held the second-best score in school history on floor as she was given a 9.900. However, Borisova quickly took over the second spot with a career best 9.925.
Conversely, Boise State struggled on beam in the final rotation. The Broncos began strongly with a 9.700 from Tara Oberg but were forced to count three scores below 9.225. The rotation ended on a positive with a 9.825 from Kristin Aldrich.
The meet was close throughout the afternoon. Sacramento State led following the first rotation after scoring 48.250 on vault. The Hornets were led by Borisova and senior Sara Williams who each scored 9.750 to place fourth. The Broncos began on bars and scored 48.000. Junior Katie Griffis won the competition with a score of 9.875.
In the second rotation, BSU tallied 48.925 on vault to take the overall lead. Deavera Todd led a Broncos sweep of the top three spots with a score of 9.950. Shaniece Craft was second at 9.875 and Yvette Leizorek placed third at 9.775. On bars, Sacramento State scored 48.600. Freshman Lauren Dyson led the team, and was second overall, with a score of 9.800. Williams was third at 9.775.
Boise State stretched its lead in the third rotation. The Broncos scored just 47.900 on the floor but were aided by a season-low 47.300 by Sacramento State on beam. The Hornets counted falls in each of its first three routines but were bailed out by the bottom half of the lineup. Stubblefield began the comeback with a 9.850 which placed second overall. Borisova followed at 9.700 and Genovese anchored the corps with a 9.875 to win the event.
In the all-around, Stubblefield collected her first victory with a 39.000. That score edged Broisova who finished at 38.950. Genovese scored 38.925 to set her career high and finish third.
Saturday''s meet also served as Sacramento State''s first annual Think Pink meet. Donations at the meet raised more than $300 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The team will next compete at Cal State Fullerton on Fri., Feb. 2.