Broncos Fall On the Road to Utah State, SUU

LOGAN, Utah - The No. 13 Boise State gymnastics team hit the road for the first time this season, struggling in a triangular against host No. 40 Utah State and No. 27 Southern Utah. The Broncos (2-2) scored a 193.525 to place third, with Southern Utah (1-3) winning with a 194.525 and Utah State (3-3) placing second with 194.050.

Although the Broncos lost the team race, they were able to pick up wins in four individual events. Redshirt senior Amy Glass returned to competition for the first time this season, picking up two wins along the way. Glass tied for the balance beam title with a 9.875, as well as tying for the floor exercise title while matching her personal-best of 9.90 on the event.

Junior Brittany Potvin-Green captured her second vault title of the season, doing so with a personal-best score of 9.90. Freshman Ciera Perkins followed suit, earning her second uneven bars title of the season with a score of 9.875.

The Broncos opened up on beam, not looking like themselves. They earned a 47.825 in the first rotation, falling behind USU's 48.575 on vault and SUU's 48.325 on bars. Glass led the way, tying for the win, while sophomore Alessandra Cinfio tied for fifth with a personal-best score of 9.750. Hailey Gaspar tied for eighth (9.70), while Potvin-Green placed 14 th (9.30), Kelsey Morris placed 15th (9.20) and Caitlin Mann placed 16th (9.175).

 In rotation two, Boise state earned a 49.075 on floor, followed by a 49.150 on vault, both tying season-bests and launching them into the team lead after three rotations. Glass again led the Broncos, this time on floor, with Morris, Perkins and Amanda Otuafi tying for fourth-place (9.80). Gaspar placed eighth (9.775) and Kelsey Black tied for ninth (9.750). On vault Potvin-Green led the troops with Gaspar tying for second with a season-best 9.875. Glass and Erica Oswalt tied for fourth (9.80), while Otuafi and Perkins tied for seventh (9.775).

The Broncos' final rotation was much like their first, with the team struggling on bars and earning an uncharacteristic 47.475 team score. Perkins led the way with the outright win, while Morris was second (9.875). Black and Lindsay Kazandjian tied for 14 th-place (9.275), while Potvin-Green placed 16th (9.225) and Glass placed 17th (9.150).

Utah State's Sarah Landes won the all-around title with a 39.225 score, while also tying with Glass for the beam title (9.875). Southern Utah's Michaela Chernoch was second in the all-around (39.050), as well as tying with Glass for the floor win (9.90). Glass placed third in the all-around standings with a 38.725.

With the loss to Utah State, the Broncos' 13-meeting win streak was snapped Friday night, placing the all-time series at a 55-26 USU lead. The all-time series record with SUU moved to 25-20, with Boise State still owning the lead.
Boise State will be back in action in just over a week, traveling to Provo, Utah, to take on Brigham Young University in a dual meet on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 p.m.


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