Broncos Victorious in Season Opener
Jan. 15, 2016

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DAVIS, Calif. –
No. 19 Boise State (2-0) opened the season with a pair of convincing victories on the road over UC Davis (2-4) and Seattle Pacific (2-2) in a tri-meet on the campus of UC Davis. The Broncos accumulated a final score of 195.700, while host UC Davis (194.325) took second and Seattle Pacific (189.900) finished in third. The 195.700 is the second-highest season-opening score in school history, falling just short of the 195.850 that was recorded two years ago in 2014.

“So proud of the team for tonight’s performance,” co-head coach Tina Bird said. “We worked as one unit the entire night. I see big things ahead for this group!”

Krystine Jacobsen won the all-around title with a 39.125, highlighted by her 9.875 on the uneven bars that also earned her the victory in the event. Mary Frances Bir led the way on vault with a 9.80 for the win and Sandra Collantes took home the floor title after posting a personal-best 9.90.

The Broncos began the meet on beam, which proved to be their most consistent event of the night. Shani Remme led the way with a 9.80, and then Molly McFarland, Sarah Means, Jacobsen and Paige Urquhart all were right behind with 9.775s, giving Boise State a 48.900. UC Davis’ Stephanie Stamates earned the top mark with a 9.850. The 48.900 gave the Blue and Orange the lead that they would not relinquish for the remainder of the evening.

Boise State then moved to floor where they posted a 49.125 for their highest team score of the meet. Collantes stole the show with her 9.90, but the two Bronco senior captains – Maddie Krentz and Jacobsen – followed suit with 9.825s of their own. Marissa Wossner had an exceptional day in her first meet back since missing the tail end of last season, shown by her 9.80. Urquhart and Remme both secured 9.775s.

The Broncos moved to vault in the third rotation and earned a 48.750. After Bir’s 9.80, it was Krentz and Ann Stockwell with 9.775s, followed by Collantes (9.75) and Jacobsen (9.65). The 48.750 was Boise State’s lowest team score of the night, but it was still tops over UC Davis’ 48.375 and Seattle Pacific’s 48.200.

The uneven bars awaited in the final rotation and the Broncos closed out the evening strong, finishing with a team score of 48.925. Remme and Collantes both earned a 9.725, while Mackenzie Bennion turned in a solid routine for a 9.775. Stockwell enjoyed a career high in the event with a 9.825, and Remme (9.725) provided the last counting score.

“A solid start to the season,” co-head coach Neil Resnick said. “One of the best openers ever.”

Boise State will stay on the road next weekend and travel to Provo, Utah to take on BYU at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Next Friday’s meet will be the first of a back-to-back with the Cougars, as BYU will travel to Boise the following weekend for a rematch with the Broncos at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at CenturyLink Arena as a part of the Gem State Invitational.

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