No. 9 Broncos Handle No. 24 Thunderbirds
Feb. 5, 2016

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CEDAR CITY, Utah – The No. 9 Boise State gymnastics team (6-0, 3-0 MRGC) defeated No. 24 Southern Utah 196.250-195.700 on the road Friday night in Cedar City, Utah. The win moves the Broncos to a perfect 6-0, matching their best start to a season since the 2010 season when they also started 6-0.

Freshman Shani Remme won the all-around title with a 39.325, good for her second all-around win of the season. Senior Maddie Krentz won on floor thanks to a 9.925, and senior Krystine Jacobsen shared the victory on bars with a 9.875.

“Southern Utah is a tough opponent and a hard place to compete,” said co-head coach Tina Bird. “We are happy with how the team persevered and came out with the win.”

The Broncos started the night off on the uneven bars and got off to a solid start scoring a 49.075. Krentz led off with a solid 9.8 and Remme followed with a 9.775. Ann Stockwell (9.825) and Sandra Collantes (9.8) provided a lift, and then Jacobsen showed again why she’s the anchor in the event with a 9.875. The Virginia Beach, Va., native has led the team on uneven bars in three of the four meets so far this season.

Boise State then moved to vault where they secured another good score with a 49.050. Remme led off and put up a 9.8, and Mary Frances Bir followed with a 9.825 to tie her season high. Krentz and Collantes both came through with 9.8’s, and Mackenzie Bennion matched Bir’s team-high score with another 9.825.

At the end of two rotations, the Broncos led 98.125 - 97.850, and the visitors would continue to build on their lead.

The Blue and Orange had their strongest event of the evening when the third rotation saw them move to floor. Paige Urquhart began with a 9.8 and Jacobsen added a 9.825. The lineup continued to build, as Remme threw down a 9.875 to set up the best 1-2 punch for the Broncos in any event – Krentz and Collantes in the No. 5 and 6 position. Krentz scored a 9.925 to win the event, and Collantes was close behind with a 9.9.

Boise State secured four superb scores on beam, but were unable to secure a season-high event score because of a couple of missteps that left them with a 48.800. Jacobsen (9.8), Means (9.8), McFarland (9.85) and Remme (9.875) all excelled, with both McFarland and Remme recording career-high marks.

When the dust settled on the night the Broncos were able to leave Centrum Arena with a wire-to-wire 196.250 – 195.700 victory. Tonight’s score improves their average on the season to 196.194.

The Broncos will have one more meet on the road before closing the second half of the season with four of their final five meets – including the MRGC Championships – slated to take place at home in Taco Bell Arena. Next weekend Boise State will face San Jose State on the road on Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. (MT).

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