No. 10 Broncos defeat BYU in CenturyLink
Jan. 30, 2016

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BOISE, Idaho – The No. 10 Broncos (5-0) took down BYU (1-4) for the second-straight weekend, dispatching the Cougars 196.400 – 195.100 Friday night at CenturyLink Arena as a part of the Gem State Invitational. The crowd of 2,715 had plenty to cheer about all night as Boise State rattled off their fifth-straight win to open the 2016 season.

"The team was amazing tonight," co-head coach Neil Resnick said. "We struggled just a little bit on a couple floor routines. We are eager to get back in the gym and fix the little mistakes before we travel to Southern Utah next week."

Sandra Collantes won the all-around title with a 39.475, good for the 14th-best all-around score in the country this season. Krystine Jacobsen won the uneven bars by tying a career-high 9.95, Ann Stockwell shared the vault title thanks to a 9.85 and both Maddie Krentz and Collantes came away with the victory on floor with back-to-back 9.95’s to conclude the Broncos’ night.

"Sandra is a phenomenal athlete and I'm so proud of her accomplishments tonight," co-head coach Tina Bird said. "Two of our seniors and team captains, Maddie and Krystine, showed that they are forces to be reckoned with tonight as they each posted a 9.95 score along with other great routines."

The Blue and Orange started on vault and quickly jumped out to the lead with a 49.100. Stockwell’s 9.85 was the top score, and both Mary Frances Bir and Collantes tallied 9.825’s. Two 9.80’s from Mackenzie Bennion and Krentz completed the first rotation and moved the Broncos on to bars.

The uneven bars resulted in a 49.425 for Boise State, tied for the fourth-best uneven bars score in school history. Stockwell posted a 9.85, and Collantes, Remme and Krentz all earned 9.875’s to bolster Jacobsen’s sensational 9.95. After two events the Broncos almost led by a full point (98.525 – 97.575), and they would continue to add to the lead.

Boise State moved to beam in the third rotation and produced their highest event score of the year, a 49.075. Four 9.825’s from Remme (career high), Collantes (career high), Jacobsen (season high) and Paige Urquhart (season high) provided the backbone of the event, and then it was beam specialist Molly McFarland who rounded out the score with a 9.775.

The Broncos’ final event, floor, was highlighted by Krentz’ and Collantes’ 9.95’s, which both either tied or set career highs in the event. As of Friday night Collantes’ 9.925 average on floor has her tied for sixth in the country. It was then Remme and Urquhart who both performed well, garnering a 9.875 and 9.725, respectively.  Marissa Wossner brought in a 9.30 to give Boise State a 48.800 in their final event of the evening.

Now a perfect 5-0, the Broncos become just the third team in Boise State gymnastics history to begin the season with five-straight wins, with the feat also occurring in 2010 and 1988. The 196.400 also improves the team’s season average to 196.175, putting them in position to perhaps move up one more spot in next week’s poll.

The Broncos will head back onto the road next weekend as they take on Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

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