Glass Captures All-Around, Vault and Beam Titles at Arizona Dual

TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 14-ranked Boise State gymnastics gave a great effort on Friday (Jan. 28) night, but were unable to hold off No. 32-ranked Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center on the University of Arizona campus. The Wildcats were able to capture a solid 195.375 -194.40 win over the Broncos to improve to 9-2 all-time against Boise State.

A bright spot in the Broncos' evening was redshirt junior Amy Glass' successful meet, picking up the all-around title, as well as titles on vault and beam. Glass, who is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the all-around, has remained undefeated in the all-around this season, winning her third-straight on Friday night (39.250). With three wins this season in the all-around, Glass improves to eight career all-around wins. She now ties for the No. 9 spot on the all-time season all-around wins list at Boise State, while also moving to a tie for No. 5 in all-time career wins in the event.

"Another great win for Amy and a good showing for the team," said co-head coach Neil Resnick. "Amy continues to dominate the all-around. She was by far the most skilled athlete in the meet and deserves to be ranked among the top athletes in the meet."

Arizona opened up the meet in rotation one with a comfortable lead over Boise State after scoring a 48.825 on vault while the Broncos earned a 48.550 on bars. In the second rotation, Boise State made up some ground scoring a season-best 48.975 on vault while the Wildcats earned a 48.775 on bars. After two full events the Wildcats held a 197.60-197.525 lead. In the third rotation, Arizona scored a 48.725 on beam, while the Broncos scored a 48.60 on floor, bringing the third rotation score to a 146.325-146.125 Wildcat lead. The final rotation was a tough one for the Broncos scoring a 48.275 on beam, while Arizona scored a 49.050 on floor to seal the 195.375-194.40 win over Boise State.

With the completion of the vault and bars in the first half of the meet, the Broncos already had themselves a winner with Glass capturing the vault title. Glass earned a 9.850 and her second vault title of the season, as well as sixth of her career. The win moved her to a tie for No. 9 on the all-time career vault wins chart at Boise State.

The vault was the more successful of the two early events for the Broncos with Glass winning and freshman Kelsey Black tying for second-place. Black earned a career-best score of 9.825 to claim the runner-up title. Teammates Brittany Potvin-Green and Hannah Redmon both earned scores of 9.80 to tie for fifth-place, while Amanda Otuafi scored a 9.70 to tie for ninth-place. Kelsey Lang rounded out the Bronco line-up with a 9.10 to place 11th on the vault.

On bars Glass led the team with her 9.750 score and a fourth-place finish, while Redmon and Mallory Dziawura tied for fifth with scores of 9.725. Katie Tuller and Kelsey Black both scored 9.675 to tie for eighth-place, while Lindsay Kazandjian tied for 10th-place with a 9.650.

Moving to floor in the third rotation, Glass led the Broncos with a tie for third-place and a score of 9.80. Redmon placed seventh with a 9.750, while Kelsey Lang and Kazandjian scored 9.70 to tie for eighth-place. Black scored a 9.650 to place 11th, while Potvin-Green earned a 9.250 to place 12th.

Winning her second event of the night, Glass tied her season-best of 9.850 to tie for first on balance beam. The win was her second on beam this season and fourth career beam win. After a slow start to the event, the Broncos capped the night off first with a season-best 9.825 score from Kelsey Lang, who placed third, followed by the winning score from Glass in their final two performances. Bekah Gher had a career-best night, scoring a 9.775 to place fourth, while Kazandjian tied for ninth with a 9.675 score. Alessandra Cinfio and Lacee Lang rounded out the Bronco line-up with 11th (9.150) and 12th (9.075) place finishes, respectively.

As a team Arizona was able to win the vault, beam and floor events while Boise State won the uneven bars. Arizona's Miranda Russell captured the uneven bars title with a score of 9.825, as well as the floor title with a 9.850 score. Katie Matusik earned the only other win for the Wildcats, tying with Glass for the beam title.  

The Broncos continue their season next Friday (Feb. 4) when they take to the Taco Bell Arena for the first time this season. Boise State will play host to Cal State Fullerton, competing in conjunction with the Bronco wrestling team in the Beauty and the Beast meet. The annual favorite is slated for a 7 p.m. (Mountain) start.

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