No. 11 Broncos Roll Past Utah State
Feb. 26, 2016

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LOGAN, Utah – No. 11 Boise State ran away with the 196.425 – 194.675 victory at Utah State in Logan, Utah on Friday night, moving the Broncos to 9-0 on the season and 4-0 in MRGC competition. Boise State claimed all four event titles – including the all-around winner – and scored over a 49 in every event for the first time this season.

Maddie Krentz won the vault title with a 9.85, Krystine Jacobsen claimed her sixth uneven bars win of the season with a 9.9, Shani Remme was victorious on beam for the second-straight meet after putting up a 9.85, Sandra Collantes posted a 9.875 to win on floor and Remme won the all-around with a 39.175.

"We got off to a slow start, but finished like champs," said co-head coach Neil Resnick.

The Broncos started on the uneven bars and got off to a solid start, scoring a 49.100. Jacobsen’s 9.9 led the way, and both Ann Stockwell (9.85) and Sandra Collantes (9.8) were north of 9.8 with their respective scores. Two 9.775s from Mackenzie Bennion and Diana Mejia were the last two counting scores, giving Boise State the slim 49.100 – 48.975.

The Blue and Orange then moved to vault and notched another good score with a 49.000. Krentz’ vault of 9.85 was a season high for the senior, and Stockwell did well to earn a 9.825 for the Broncos’ second-highest score. Bennion notched a 9.8 and Remme secured the 9.775. Both Mary Frances Bir and Paige Urquhart scored 9.75s, lengthening the Boise State lead to 98.100 – 97.375 at the midway point of the meet.

Boise State continued to add to their lead when they got to their third rotation – floor. Urquhart and Remme both started with 9.8s, and Jacobsen followed up with a 9.825. Krentz was consistent as usual, posting a 9.85, and Collantes’ 9.875 won the event. A lineup shift saw Marissa Wossner go to the No. 6 spot, and it paid off as the senior tied a career high with a 9.85.

The Broncos put an exclamation point on the evening by recording their highest beam score of the year, notching a 49.125. Collantes and Sarah Means both earned 9.8s to lay down the base for the Blue and Orange’s fourth event score over 49. Molly McFarland exelled, too, scoring a 9.825. Remme and Urquhart concluded the night with two 9.85s, icing the victory for the visitors.

"So proud of the beam team," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "They totally dominated the event in the last rotation, they were rock stars!"

The win ensures that the Broncos will maintain their spot atop the MRGC, and also means that they will likely move up a spot to No. 10 in the national rankings. Boise State’s RQS is now 196.330 after tonight’s meet.

The Broncos will be back in action next Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena when they face off against Michigan State, their second Big Ten opponent of the season.

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